candybar cupcake

Candy Bar Cupcakes

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Candy Bar Cupcakes
candy bar cupcakes

I’m sorry- I just have to sneak in one more of these kind of recipes before you have eaten all of your leftover Halloween candy! But Savory dishes are making a comeback starting on Saturday :)

The other day, I very clearly described the mess that Halloween is for me here on an annual basis.

The good news is that I have dug myself out of the mountain of candy wrappers that I was buried under.

candy bar cupcakes

I dusted off my Scooby Doo costume and my Lucile Ball wig, my plastic cauldron, 50 yards of fake spider webs and talking parafanalia sprinkled across my lawn. They are all neatly packed away.

candy bar cupcakes

The pumpkins however, I will leave outside to rot until I finally get tired of looking at them and they make a home for them in our yard waste bin.

candy bar cupcakes

But there is still so much candy left! (If you read my post the other day, that should give you an accurate idea of just how much candy I over buy.)

candy bar cupcakes

First I made Twix Cookies and now I give you Candy Bar Cupcakes!

I used three musketeers in these, and kit-kat for the topping, but I bet snickers, milky way or peanut butter cups would all be sublime buried inside the cupcake!

candy bar cupcakes

These are actually gorgeous in a sloppy, overly-chocolaty, massively indulgent kind of way, don’t you think? I think.

candy bar cupcakes

Make these Candy Bar Cupcakes and watch the obscene delight they bring ☺

Candy Bar Cupcakes, makes 1 dozen
-½ cup butter, soft
-2/3 cup sugar
-3 eggs
-2 tsp vanilla
-1 cups flour
-½ cup, plus 3 TBS dark cocoa powder
-1 ½ tsp baking powder
-½ tsp salt
-1/3 cup whole milk
-10 snack size candy bars

Chocolate Fudge Frosting
-1 ½ cups heavy cream
-12 oz semi sweet chocolate (I used 63% cocoa), cut into chunks

-2 small Kit Kats (or other crispy candy) for garnish

1) Bring the cream to a simmer.

2) Add the chocolate and let it sit about 5 minutes.

3) Stir until smooth and set aside. It will take about an hour for the “frosting” to set up to buttercream consistencey.

4) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a muffin tin with cupcake liners.

5) Unwrap 10 mini candy bars.

candy bar cupcakes

6) Cut these candy bars into 3-4 small pieces.

candy bar cupcakes

7) In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the butter and the sugar and beat until fluffy.


8) Add the eggs and the vanilla and completely combine.



9) In a large bowl combine the flour, cocoa and baking powder and salt.


10) Add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar and combine until partially combined.

candy bar cupcakes

11) Add the milk and beat until the batter is thick and smooth.

candy bar cupcakes

12) Evenly divide the batter among the liners. (The batter is pretty thick.)

candy bar cupcakes

13) Push 3-4 pieces of the candy bar down into the batter, (go further than I did- all mine were on top.)

candy bar cupcakes

candy bar cupcakes

14) Bake the cupcakes for 20 minutes, or until just barely baked through.

candy bar cupcakes

15) Immediately remove the cupcakes and let them cool on a rack.

16) Let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting them.

17) Scoop the frosting into a piping bag, or spread with a small spatula.

candy bar cupcakes

candy bar cupcakes

18) Mince the kit kat bar into a crumble.

candy bar cupcakes

candy bar cupcakes

candy bar cupcakes

18) When the cupcakes are frosted, sprinkle the cupcakes with the kit kat crumble.

candy bar cupcakes

candy bar cupcakes

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  1. marla says:

    The perfect thing to do with all that leftover candy!

  2. Amazing! I think I got a sugar high just reading this, that’s my jump start for the day :)

  3. So cute! Great pictures!

  4. Angela says:

    Oh these are dangerous. I spent last night sorting the candy. This morning I made a kit kat cookie dough, snickers/Reese’s combo cookie dough and a nestle crunch cookie dough. Now I’ll need to go to my mom’ s and take her left over candy to make these yummy cupcakes!! Thanks again.

    • that sounds heavenly! What a good idea! Are you freezing it?

  5. Angela says:

    Yes, I am freezing it. I want to use for treat giving for the holidays and get the candy out of sight for now.

  6. I love these, what a delicious way to use extra candy bars!

  7. Just yesterday, I had a sudden craving for chocolate cake…I think these cupcakes might need to satisfy that craving this weekend!

  8. I can tel these would be a huge hit in my house! Great way to use up all that candy!

  9. Heather says:

    mm.. delicious!!!!!!! you are great at making cupcakes! thanks!