An Afternoon of Wild Abandon

For as long as I can remember I’ve been a massive fan of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – but more than that, I’ve always been a fan of the peanut butter and chocolate combination. Recently, my mom’s really been on the pb and chocolate bandwagon, which just gave me an excuse to go on a peanut butter and chocolate rampage. Life’s just so much better when you have a partner in crime, amiright?

We tried the dark chocolate and peanut butter cupcakes from Trader Joe’s and were completely sold on the cupcake version of the PB&C combo – so we were totally not going to choose the high (*cough* healthy) road when we spotted this Reese’s cupcake mix at Target.


The terrible awful thing about having an enabler is that you kind of get to drown out the voice of reason, for example:
Mom: We should get this – it looks really good! *holds up box of highly caloric, rich in carbs and sugar, cupcake mix*
Sister: I don’t know…
Me: YES! YES! YOU MUST! YOU MUST! *reaches for said box of potentially harmful materials, resembles Smeagol’s last attempt to retrieve the (one) ring*
Cashier: Is that debit or credit?


These were so super easy to make (hello – it’s a box mix) and ridiculously yummy – they were so good, and so gone!

The peanut butter filling tasted – well, let’s just say words failed me. It sort of melted while inside of the warm cupcake, so it doesn’t look exactly like the one on the box. The melty peanut butter filling makes the cupcake moist and amazing. For real.

We topped ours off with Betty Crocker Special Dark Hershey’s frosting – because we were obviously going hardcore.


I want to say that this is a review of the Reese’s Cup Cake Mix, but really – I don’t think you needed a review to convince you to buy this mix. If you love peanut butter and chocolate or Reese’s peanut butter cups you will be drawn to this irresistible mix – don’t even bother fighting the attraction, calories be damned!