Diet Coke Cupcakes & REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup Icing (Recipe) – Share a Coke and Enjoy a REESE’S Cup

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Share a Coke and Enjoy a REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup with someone you love this summer!

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My mom recently celebrated a milestone birthday–she turned 60! As usual, I wanted to make an awesomely delicious and really special dessert that we could all enjoy. While I was shopping at Walmart, I came across new personalized REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups! They were on display near the checkout lines. And I found the awesome personalized 20 oz Share a Coke bottles that I love so much in the coolers by register and in the aisle with the soda. I immediately spotted my mom’s name and I knew I had to incorporate the personalized Coke and special REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups in my mom’s celebration somehow.

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And, well, if you know me at all, you know it wouldn’t be a celebration without CUPCAKES! So, I decided to whip up a batch of Diet Coke cupcakes with homemade Peanut Butter frosting. I chopped up a few REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups to garnish the cupcakes and I was in business! I made an easy, delicious and extra special dessert for my mom’s birthday. She loved them…and so did the kids (as you can see above!).

Read on for the recipe!

 

Diet Coke Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Diet Coke cupcakes:
  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix
  • 12 oz of your favorite kind of Coke (I used Diet coke)

1. Preheat oven (check the cake mix box for the temp!)

2. Line muffin tins with cupcake liners.

3. In a medium sized bowl mix together the cake mix and the diet coke until thoroughly combined. Then spoon the mixture into the muffin tins. (Because the soda is carbonated, you don’t have to use a mixer to do this. Use a good old wooden spoon and mix together by hand.)

4. Bake cupcakes as directed on the back of the cake mix.

5. Let cupcakes cool completely and then ice them with Peanut Butter Frosting! (recipe below)

 

Peanut Butter Frosting:
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick), softened
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • approx 8 REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups, chopped

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1. Using a stand or hand mixer, beat the peanut butter and butter together.

2. Gradually add the confectioners sugar until the mixture gets thicker, yet is still spreadable.

3. Ice your cupcakes and sprinkle with chopped REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups. (Or, for someone really special, just stick a whole REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup right up on top 🙂 .)

(For my cupcakes I used a 1M decorator’s tip that you can find at any craft store. I piped the icing on in swirls to make it look extra pretty for my mom’s birthday!)

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This year’s Coke campaign is bigger than ever with 1000 names printed on bottles available at Walmart. They’re also realize well organized so you’re sure to find your name pretty easily. And, the REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups are exclusively at Walmart, so head over to your local store and take a peek at them. You won’t be disappointed! The REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups have fun words on them like BFF, goofy, gorgeous, and even legendary which was so perfect for my mom and her 60th birthday!

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Have you seen these awesome personalized REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups at Walmart? Which ones are your faves?

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3 Comments

  • Reply Melanie

    Wow! These look incredible!

    7-31-15 at 10:02 am
  • Reply Alyssa from The Sparkly Life

    These sound SOOOOO good! And I absolutely love that they’re semi-homemade, using a cake mix. LOVE a good kitchen shortcut! 🙂

    7-31-15 at 12:25 pm
  • Reply Natasha

    These look great and are sooo pretty! Simple too. I haven’t seen those personalized reese’s!

    7-31-15 at 4:42 pm
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