These puppies are really rich, slightly larger than kisses, and just melt in your mouth. They’re also lightly dusted with cocoa powder.
Knowing they’d make an excellent substitute for kisses, I started in on the batter.
It turned out yummy. (Yes, I sample raw cupcake batter. Raw cookie dough, too. Deal.)
I think I might change the name of these to “One-Eyed Peanut Butter Mounds”. Hee hee.
While those baked, I worked on the topping. The peanut butter cups had been sitting in the freezer - hardening up to make for easier chopping.
Because I only had 4 peanut butter cups and roughly 20 cupcakes, I added some extras to add bulk. A spoonful or two each of dark chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and Heath toffee bits.
The cupcakes came out of the oven looking just right.
Some homemade chocolate buttercream frosting and peanut butter/chocolate/toffee garnish hid the “surprise”. Yum!