Halloween Candy Cupcakes Recipe

Halloween Candy Cupcakes Recipe and FREE cupcake topper printables! | anightowlblog.com

Hello and welcome to the third installment of Late Night Snack, and today do we have a tasty treat for you, these Halloween Candy Cupcakes! Be sure to check out our other Late Night Snack posts, like these Pink Lemonade Cupcakes and Mocha Cappuccino Hazelnut Cupcakes! Yumm!

Well, it’s October, which means it’s time for all those great fall things…long sleeves and boots, changing of the leafs and cool weather. Who am I kidding, we live in the desert but it is Halloween time which means trick or treating and LOTS of candy! So let’s put that candy to good use. This recipe is simple! All you need is your favorite chocolate Halloween candy!

A huge thanks to our fellow Night Owl Jessica of Flecky Photography for taking these pictures! Oh and want to finish these yummy cupcakes off with with the ADORABLE Halloween toppers you see? Just head on over to Just Us Three Design to print them for free!

Now back to the Halloween Candy Cupcakes! Here’s the recipe:

Halloween Candy Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 24
Chocolate and candy cupcakes with peanut butter and vanilla frosting.
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (oil, egg, water as the mix calls for)
  • 2 king sized candy bars of choice (or lots of small fun sized ones from trick or treating)
  • 1 container of vanilla frosting
  • ⅓ cup of peanut butter
  1. Chop candy into small pieces, set aside ⅓ to sprinkle on top.
  2. Make chocolate cake according to package directions.
  3. Stir in chopped candy.
  4. Pour into cupcake liners and bake according to package directions.
  5. While cupcakes are baking, mix peanut butter into the vanilla frosting.
  6. Once cupcakes are cooled, frost with peanut butter/vanilla frosting and sprinkle with candy.

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So what do you think? Will you give these Halloween Candy Cupcakes a try? I think you should! And you don’t even have to wait until after Halloween, you know that candy is available year-round. So let’s get to baking friends!

Jen of Life According to the Streets is a contributor for A Night Owl.
Photography Credit: Flecky Photography
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Hi, I'm Jen! Wife to a videographer named Dallas and a mom to two handsome little guys, Dallas and Griffin, who are only 14 months apart! After a long day at the office I try to savor every little moment I can with my family. When bed time for the kiddos comes I enjoy painting my nails, crafting party decor, watching reality TV, and scrolling Instagram. I blog about parties, crafts, and life at JenAStreet.com.
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  1. I absolutely love Fall and I love Halloween. 10 days after my Birthday. How sweet… I might just have to make these FOR my Birthday :) They look delicious!
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  2. Man! I just saw a cupcake recipe that looked awesome, but now I want to make these too! I guess my mom’s birthday party is going to have lots of cupcakes! ;) These look delicious!
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  3. Oh my these look delicious! You can never go wrong with chocolate & peanut butter and I love how you can use halloween candy for a yummy topper. Can’t wait to give these a try!

  4. These look amazing! I love the cupcake flags too! So awesome!

    Popped over from Lil Luna!

    XOXO, Mallory @ Classy Clutter
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  5. Er-Mer-Gerd!!!!! hehe!
    This looks too goooooood!
    Thanks for linking up To Whimsy Wednesday…

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  6. Ah, yes, the Halloween treats. I have to remember all of these great ideas! These look yummy!

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  7. Those look awesome! And I love the Halloween printables!
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  8. Oh my word! These look so delicious! Not sure if should mark this one for not, might be dangerous. LOL Thanks for sharing!
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  9. These cupcakes look beautiful
    Quite scrumptious treats:)

  10. Looks so yummy! Such great photos & thanks for sharing where to get the freebie printable s.
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  11. Mmm, those look delish!

  12. Oh yeah- that does it for me. I need some.

  13. Yum, those look great! And the little flag signs are super cute too. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!
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  14. YUM! These look sooo good! Thanks for sharing
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  15. These look so good! I can’t believe that in all the time I’ve been baking, I’ve never thought of adding the candy bars directly to the cake batter. Your pictures are beautiful!
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  16. Thank you very much for that recipe – I will try it for sure because those cupcakes look amazing! Well done! :)
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  17. Yum, these look delicious! Thanks for linking up to our Pretty Things party. Hope to see you back next week!
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  18. Looks delish and they’re adorable! Saw you linked up on some link parties. Would love if you linked up on my blog hop and added it to your list! http://www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!
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  19. Hi there!! WOW, this looks delicious and EASY!! My two favorite things for baking :) I was wondering, my son is allergic to peanut butter (nuts), what would I use instead?? Thank you so much, your site is making me hungry…lol!

  20. I am going to make and take these to a Halloween Party we have coming up soon! They sound and look INCREDIBLE! Thanks for the great idea … I have never had candy in my cupcake!
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  21. Another fantastic cupcake recipe! I’m a candy-holic so I’m drooling over here, ha! Thanks to you and Kimberly for sharing them at the All Star Block Party. I’m featuring them on my blog tonight for the opening of this week’s party!

    Shasta @ In The Old Road
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  22. Oh yes please! I always buy extra halloween candy just so I have it on hand for occasions like this! Pinned!
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  23. Ya, it’s wonderful, fabulous, and I can feel it already sticking to my you know what. :)
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  24. This looks super sweet and delicious!
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  25. These look great; delicious and pretty! Stopping by from Happy Hour Projects. Have a great evening!


  26. amazing! I cannot wait for trick-or-treat candy!!
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  27. These look so naughty…I want some! Thanks for sharing this on ‘Or so she says…’ at last week’s link party! I would love to have you add the party to your list and stop back to share more of your great ideas. There’s actually a party going on right now (it’s every Saturday through Tuesday.) Thanks a bunch! ~ Mariel http://www.oneshetwoshe.com
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  28. What a wonderful recipe…and they look simply darling! Love the little flags:) I popped over from craft-o-maniac :)

  29. Made these cupcakes for my daughter’s birthday, and they were DELICIOUS! I have been asked to provide a dessert for a funeral at our church, and was wondering if this would translate to a 9×13 pan…? Any adjustments you can suggest if I don’t have time for cupcakes?


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