While grocery shopping one day I came across this:
Of course I had to buy it since my sweet tooth was screaming out!! I really had no idea what I was going to do with it until I came across a picture of a chocolate cupcake with peanut butter frosting. From that moment I was on a mission. I played around with some recipes for peanut butter frosting until I discovered something that I loved. Then I went easy on myself for the cupcake mix by just buying a boxed chocolate cake mix. Hey, it wasn't the cake mix that I was looking to perfect ;-)
After mixing the cake/cupcake mix according to the package, I added half the recommended batter to each of the cups. Then I sprinkled 6-8 of the chocolate/peanut butter chips onto the batter. Next I added the remaining recommended batter to each cup and baked it as the box directed. It's really important to not over bake (or under bake) since moist cupcakes are the best!!
For the peanut butter frosting:
1/3 cup peanut butter,
2 cups confectioner/powdered sugar,
2 teaspoons honey,
1 teaspoon vanilla extract,
3 to 4 tablespoons milk (enough to give it the consistency you would like)
Cream peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy (I used my large mixer because it gets thick). Beat in honey and vanilla. Beat in enough milk to achieve a spreading consistency. It's enough frosting for 1 1/2 dozen cupcakes but I made a double batch since my cake mix was for 24 cupcakes and I generally use a little more frosting when I pipe it on. Then I drizzled melted chocolate on the top.
This is now my most requested "dish to pass" :)