Enjoy one of the best food duos of all time in these delicious Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes. Guests will swoon over the jelly hiding in the middle!
Because I looooove turning one type of food into something unexpected (hello Cookie Remix), I had the thought one morning to transform a peanut butter and jelly sandwich into an irresistible cupcake. And since I also have a love for hiding food inside of food (like with these Chocolate Crinkle Cookies) the jelly is hiding in the center, secretly waiting to be discovered. My boys did all kinds of ooo-ing and mmm-ing and kept asking for one more? Another? How about another?
I made both regular- and mini-size Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes and our favorite version was by far the mini. They seemed to have the perfect amount of frosting, jelly and topping.
Drizzling the strawberry ice cream topping over the tops was a last-minute call, but a GOOD one. This step can be skipped, but I love the touch of color the topping adds to the outside of the cupcakes. If you'll be serving these at a gathering, drizzle just before serving. Guests will be WOWed!
Also, don't throw away the bits of cupcake that you cut out of the centers. Use them to make Cupcake Truffles! Enjoy these yummy PBJ Cupcakes and I hope your week is going great!