peanut butter fluff cupcake

I seem to be on a bit of a cupcake kick.   Cray-Cray Saturday nights!   I was organizing my cupboards this morning and came across a jar of Fluff I’m pretty sure the kid tossed in the shopping cart a few weeks ago.   Peanut Butter Fluff sandwiches seemed meh, Peanut Butter Fluff cupcakes seemed genius.

Started out by making chocolate cupcakes (mix, egg, water, oil, bake, cool…or be fancy and make from scratch.)   Grab some Fluff and then get to work on your Peanut Butter frosting:

Ingredients

1/2 c butter, softened

1c creamy peanut butter

2c confectioner’s sugar

3tbsp milk

Directions

1.  Place the butter and peanut butter into a medium bowl, and beat with an electric mixer (or stir like crazy.)   Gradually mix in the sugar, and when it starts to get thick, incorporate milk one tablespoon at a time until all of the sugar is mixed in and the frosting is thick and spreadable.   Beat (or stir like crazy) for at least 3 minutes for it to become fluffy.

When the cupcakes have cooled cut a small circle, remove and set aside.   Place a spoonful of Fluff into the hole and then take the cupcake top and place back on.   Mine obviously had a crumbling issue, but whatevs, you’ll be shoving it into your mouth later:

When you’re done with your filling, frost, and voila!   Peanut Butter Fluff goodness:

 

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candy with a message

I ran into a local drugstore to help the Easter Bunny with some last minute shopping today.   Scored some good deals (50% off select candy and Easter grass) found some Cadbury eggs, and found a faux archery set…successful shopping trip in my mind.

Even if you’re not religious you probably know that Easter is the most holy holiday, (hang in there, I’m not trying to convert you or anything, funny pic approaching) I mean, hello Jesus rose from the dead.  It doesn’t get any bigger than that.  Easter’s message, like any other religious holiday, is often lost amongst the stuff.   Here’s my Bobby Brown prerogative,  if you choose to be a religious person, then you find your way to celebrate with the church and then, if you so choose, in your own secular (non religious) way.   Today I saw those worlds collide:

Jesus in chocolate.   Alrighty.   I thought that was as bizarre as it would get until I stepped into the jellybean section

Take a good look at that packaging.   Jellybeans, color coded for Jesus’ blood, sinning, heaven, clean…seriously????  I’m not saying I’m a saint, but I consider myself a fairly religious person.   I think I’m more offended by religious jellybeans than the dominance of the Easter Bunny on Easter.   I mean really, Jesus’ blood on a jellybean?    Hey if we’re going to get literal about religion on Hallmark holidays St. Valentine’s Day is going to be straight up bloody.   Ick.

if i had a million dollars – chocolate egg

For those who celebrate, Easter’s here this weekend.   It’s time for Cadbury eggs, jelly beans, Peeps, and chocolate rabbits.  If you’re a serious chocoholic you’ve gotta love this, the world’s most expensive chocolate egg.   The Golden Speckled Egg was purchased last week for $10,000:

Honestly, what do you do with an egg this size?  We’re talking 110 pounds of chocolate.   Eat it?   Freeze it and watch it?   I suppose if you’ve got 10k to drop on an egg you’ve got a plan in mind.

No $10,000 eggs at our house this year.   I may try out a sparkly egg, I definitely want to try to make a better batch of leopard eggs.   While a fun experiment, it looked a little ill: