Mini Triple-Treat Cupcakes: Happy Halloween!

Aren't these fun? I thought you might like to try them if you're having a Halloween party. Cathy at Noble Pig posted them and I believe the recipe is from Everyday Food. I used half Reese's and half Hershey's dark chocolate Bliss bars. (as I prefer dark chocolate with a pb cookie.) But as you can see, Reese's works better 'cause you can push it deeper into the batter. (But the Bliss was sheer bliss!)

Mini Triple-Treat Cupcakes

From Everyday Food and Noble Pig

1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1/2 cup peanut butter
6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg, plus 1 large egg yolk
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
48 miniature chocolate peanut butter cups, such as Reese's (or anything else you'd like to try)
48 pieces of candy corn or M & M's, for decorating

Preheat oven to 350 F, with racks in upper and lower thirds.  Line two 24-cup mini muffin pans with paper liners.  In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.  In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together peanut butter, butter and brown sugar on high until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Beat in egg and egg yolk, scraping down bowl as needed.  With mixer on low, beat in flour mixture, buttermilk and vanilla until combined.

With the large end of a melon baller or a spoon, place 2 teaspoons batter into each muffin cup, then press a peanut-butter candy into each center until batter aligns with top edge of candy.  Bake until puffed and set, about 10 minutes, rotating pans halfway through.

Immediately place a piece of candy corn on top of each cupcake; let cool completely in pans on wire racks.  

And here's my Garden Club Halloween Table. I've already posted Monique's Little Acorns and will post the other three recipes soon. (I think the witch must have gotten into some hard cider. :) )


  1. Lovely! Happy Halloween.



  2. I love it!! I'm all about mini-cupcakes. Might have to make those to take to work Monday... any leftovers could go to the firehouse on Tuesday.

    That table looks fabulous!

  3. I'm just stopping by new blogs today and thought id say hello. We should be receiving some snow today in the Lancaster Pennsylvania area which will be the first time since 1972 that it has snowed this early in fall. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon Pennsylvania.

  4. What fabulous little Halloween cookies!
    I love your Garden Club spread, they are so lucky to have you cooking all those lovely goodies for them!
    *kisses* HH

  5. My friend Nicole made these and called these Triple Threat cupcakes...I'd say you're both right! They look delicious!

  6. These look amazing! Sweet and delicious :)

  7. Hard cider indeed Barbara!:-)
    I love your tablescape. Perfect for the party!
    These little treats look like something I would have a hard time sharing with anyone.
    sending hugs...

  8. So yummy and perfect for a party! These would also be good to use up any leftover halloween candy. :)

  9. They look so cute. Perfect treat for Halloween's Barbara!

  10. Lovely mouthwatering sweet treats, perfect for witches & ghouls on Halloween.
    Your garden club table looks so stylish (apart from the squiffy witch!)

  11. This is the time when I most wish I was in the U.S because you guys celebrate Halloween the best. Love your banner and these cupcakes look simply wonderful.

  12. Love the banner! Everything looks so yummy! This post is making me yearn for the USA!

  13. Since we just had SNOW yesterday... I can't imagine a garden club meeting... seems positively alien. I had to run all my herbs inside because of the crazy switch in the weather... seems more like Christmas than Halloween!

    That said... lovely table... it made me feel warm just looking at it. You got terribly creative with those muffins, Barbara!

  14. Barbara dearest!

    I could not FIND YOU! If I click on your comment, it says PROFILE NOT FOUND...then when I Googled you, your header through me off....BUT IT IS WICKEDLY BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thank you for strolling down the Yellow Brick Road to find me today dearest...and like always, you feasts are truly a banquet of love.

    CIAO! Anita

  15. Lovely Halloween table, Barbara. Isn't it amazing how much everybody loves Halloween? My grandchildren are so excited they can hardly contain themselves. I know they would love your mini-cupcakes with the Reese's centers. Grandma might have to sample a few as well.

  16. Love your header, your table and these cute little treats look delicious!

    Happy Halloween!

  17. These are so cute! This idea would come in handy for leftover Halloween candy too. (already thinking ahead!)

  18. Love these little treats. Wish I had time to make them tomorrow for a party we're going to. Have to work all day however. Great table Barbara.

  19. What pretty Halloween treats! Happy Halloween!

  20. Delicious treats and what a lovely Halloween table, Barbara! I completely agree with you about dark chocolate. ;)

  21. Great cupcake treats, and a great spread on that Halloween table! There have been years when I've really enjoyed setting an extravagant Halloween table - instead of hard cider, we would often opt for "blood red wine" or a drink called a "Bat Bite" which was dark rum and cranberry juice. Quite tasty! Happy Halloween, Barbara.

  22. very cute and i want to see some garden pictures from you all he he

  23. Barbara, the cupcakes are so cute...absolutely perfect for the Halloween. Love it!
    Hope you have a wonderful week ahead :-)

  24. Cute cupcakes. Your table looks spooktacular too! We celebrate every holiday we can so I am always in need of new treats to make.

  25. Hi Barbara,

    These cupcakes look delicious and too pretty to eat.
    Your table looks wonderful,... very lucky Garden Club friends.

    Happy new week

  26. these make an excellent addition to your tasty spread!

  27. Dear Barbara, I am new to your blog and these little treats sound wonderful. The table setting is just so beautiful. I hope that you will stop by my blog too. Thank you and blessings, Catherine xo



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