Chocolate Candy Cupcakes


Submitted by Kathy Johnson of Salem, Ohio

Ingredients for Filling:

  • 2 pkgs. cream cheese, softened (3oz. ea.)
  • 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 chocolate covered nougat, caramel and peanut candy bars, unwrapped, finely chopped (2.07oz. each)

Ingredients for Cupcakes:

  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Ingredients for Frosting:

  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 chocolate covered nougat, caramel and peanut candy bar, unwrapped, finely chopped (2.07oz.), if desired


  1. Heat oven to 350°. Place paper baking cup in each space of a muffin pan.

Directions for the Filling:

  1. In small bowl, beat cream cheese, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and the egg with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  2. With spoon, stir in the 2 chopped candy bars and set aside.

Directions for the Cupcakes:

  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add buttermilk, oil and vanilla; beat 2 minutes with electric mixer on medium speed.
  2. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, about half-way full. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture in center of batter in each cup.
  3. Bake 23-30 minutes or until cream cheese mixture is light golden brown. Cool in pans 15 minutes (cupcakes will sink slightly in center). Remove cupcakes from pans; place on cooling racks to cool.

Directions for the Frosting:

  1. Meanwhile, in a 1-1/2 qt. saucepan, cook brown sugar and butter over medium heat, stirring frequently, just until mixture boils. Remove from heat. Stir in milk. Cool 30 minutes.
  2. With spoon, beat 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar into the brown sugar mixture until spreadable, adding 1 tablespoon additional powdered sugar at a time if necessary. Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with chopped candy bar.


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