Few of us would say no to a cupcake and, if you have young people under your feet, why not distract them by making a batch of cupcakes? Peanut butter fans will love our tasty twist
If you’re looking for a fun kitchen activity in which the entire family can take part this weekend, then why not grab a jar of peanut butter and head for the kitchen?
Peanuts are nutritious and a good source of protein, so it’s the perfect ingredient to have fun and get creative with.
Why not try these easy-to-make peanut butter and chocolate delights shared by Skippy – perfect for an afternoon or movie-night treat?
Fluffy chocolate peanut butter cupcakes
- 1 x 340g jar peanut butter (smooth)
- 230g packet of chocolate cake mix
- 200g vanilla buttercream icing
- Prepare the cake mix, bake and cool the cake according to pack directions for the cupcakes.
- Blend 100g peanut butter and the icing until smooth then spread evenly over the cupcakes.
- In a small microwaveable bowl, microwave a further 100g peanut butter on full power for 30 seconds or until melted.
- Drizzle over the cupcakes.
Chocolate-covered crunchy peanut butter balls
(Makes 30, depending on size)
- 1 x 340g jar peanut butter (extra crunchy)
- 175g butter
- 150g icing sugar, sieved
- 175g milk or dark chocolate chips or chocolate broken into small pieces
- Line a baking sheet with non-stick greaseproof paper.
- In a medium bowl, combine 175g peanut butter and 115g of the butter. Beat together until well blended. Gradually stir in the sieved sugar.
- On a chopping board or flat surface, knead the peanut butter mixture until smooth.
- Shape mixture into 30 balls and place these on a baking sheet then pop in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Melt the chocolate with the remaining butter in a glass bowl over a small pan of simmering water on a low heat. Stir occasionally.
- Remove the peanut balls from the fridge and using two forks, dip each ball into the chocolate. Return to the baking sheet.
- Drizzle any leftover chocolate over the peanut butter balls.
- Pop back into the fridge for an hour, or until they have firmed up.
- Store in a tightly covered container in the fridge.