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:

 

easy peasy

While I consider myself somewhat creative, I’m not at all creative in the kitchen.  I need instructions.   Very. Basic.  Instructions.   A few weeks ago I mentioned this adorable website I found via Pinterest, The Vegan Stoner.   I don’t think I could ever go full on vegan, but I’m trying to eat as clean as humanly possible.   I decided to try  some of the recipes from this ridiculously cute site.   It’s like I hit the jackpot.  Delicious and stupid easy (because I can’t just have it easy, it’s gotta be stupid easy.)

First up was Peanut Stew

Mine didn’t come out quite as pretty as their picture, but it was phenomenal.   Slightly on the heavy side, but you wouldn’t believe how amazing peanut butter and tomatoes work together.  So flavorful!

I also tried the Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares (obviously I’ve got a thing for PB:

This is like a homemade peanut butter cup.   If you can melt things and freeze things, you can make this:

I want to try to tackle just about every recipe from the Vegan Stoner, and as soon as their cookbook hits stores, I’m all over it.  LOVE easy!!!