Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes with Creamy Chocolate Frosting!!

(I’m transferring posts from my old blog to this one. This is a re-post. Enjoy the blast from the past!)

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Chocolate, peanut butter, and oreos?? Yup, you bet!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Lindsay and Sammie!! I love that you both have the same taste in treats as I do…;)
These are Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting and topped with crushed up Oreos!!!
(^^No Oreos on these guys yet!^^)
All boxed up and ready to go to the birthday girls!!
As someone who is not a big cake fan, I LOVE these!! It was a new recipe, and one that I will definitely make over and over again! Check out the recipe at the end of the post!!
Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes!
Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
12 T (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup milk (I used unsweetened soy milk)
Crushed up Oreos (however many you want! I do two sleeves)
Directions: 
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake pans with 24-30 baking cups (I made 2 dozen cupcakes, plus a small loaf “cake” with the extra batter).
 2) Combined the flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
3) Beat the butter, peanut butter, and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla and eggs and beat well. Alternate adding the flour mixing and the milk. With the beater on low speed, I poured in about half of the flour mixture, then half of the milk, then the last half of the flour mixture, and ending with the rest of the milk. Gently fold in the crushed Oreos.
 4) Scoop into prepared baking cups and bake in preheated oven for 16-24 minutes, or until they spring back when lightly touched. Cool on a baking rack.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting!
Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup cocoa powder
dash of salt
2 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup milk (again, I used soy milk)
6-7 cups powdered sugar
Directions: 
1) In a large bowl, melt the stick of butter. While the melted butter is still hot, mix in the peanut butter with the butter.
2) Add the cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt, and stir until well combined.
3) Then break out your hand mixer if you have one, because the next step is MUCH easier with a mixer, rather than by hand with a spatula or spoon.
4) Add in about half of the powered sugar and about half of the milk. Use hand mixer on low speed until well combined. Then add the rest of the sugar and milk, and again beat until combined.
5) Frost cooled cupcakes with frosting. Top with additional crushed Oreos if you desire! (of course!!)
P.S. I know 6-7 cups of powdered sugar seems like a lot, but it’s right, trust me!! I used 6 cups. You get enough frosting for all of the cupcakes and it tastes delicious!!
If you have any issues let me know! I will try to help ya through it!
Happy Birthday to my wonderful friends, and Happy Easter!
Enjoy!

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