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!


  1. Maria Iemma
    August 29, 2013 / 3:39 pm

    It is mid afternoon now and I am hungry – looking at the cupcakes has made me want to walk to my pantry and make them for tonight’s dinner – This will ruin my diet but they look so yummy!

  2. Maria Iemma
    September 11, 2013 / 12:03 pm

    This post has left me wishing for a chocolate cupcake/peanut butter. I am going to stop by the store and buy a box and make this cupcakes for my family TODAY!

    • blogging
      September 11, 2013 / 12:07 pm

      Glad you came back to look at them, lol! I’ve actually bought an additional box myself – they are rather tasty! 😉

  3. October 6, 2013 / 2:04 am

    I’ve been seeing these cupcakes around on the internet. I’m going to have to try them, I just keep slobbering!

  4. laurie nykaza
    October 7, 2013 / 12:33 am

    These look amazing and i’m always looking for a sweet treat that is good and easy to put together and this looks like it is. The kids love chocolate and peanut butter so this is my next project to do with them and we will all really enjoy it!

  5. Ruth chu
    October 8, 2013 / 10:35 pm

    wow these look amazing and because i can have sugar now i would make these for my mom and family for a treat

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