The cupcakes are from a box...sorry, dear readers, I was running short on time.
Peanut Butter Mousse Frosting
1/3 cup heavy cream½ cup peanut butter
1 to 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar, depending on how stiff you like your frosting.
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp milk
Beat heavy cream with hand mixer until soft peaks form. Set aside. Place remaining ingredients in a bowl and beat on medium-low speed until creamy. Fold whipped cream mixture into the peanut butter mixture with a wooden spoon until combined. Pipe the frosting onto prepared chocolate cupcakes (I used Arrowhead Mills Organic Chocolate Cake Mix. TraderJoe’s Chocolate Cake Mix is good too) or use between the layers of a cake. Top each cupcake with half a peanut butter cup.
To add some yummy crunchiness, throw some chopped peanuts into the cake mix or use crunchy peanut butter for the frosting.
Kind of fancy and so good!