Candy Bar Cupcakes from Box Mix

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 Candy Bar Cupcakes From Box Mix

 Firstly, the super deep cupcake pan makes the most magical center area to fill with crushed candy. Second, they are delicious. Thirdly, they are festive and super fun. Baking up a batch of these is a great way to prep for a party, celebration or holiday event. Any candy bar can be used but my thought is – the more chocolate the better. For this batch, I added salted caramel chocolates. This recipe is the best for candy bar cupcakes for several reasons.


If you like these cupcakes, you might also want to make these two fun recipe.s

Okay, let’s make the cupcakes!

Ingredients and Supplies for 

Directions for Candy Bar Cookies

Step One

Bake the cupcakes in liners using the King Size Muffin Pan.  The most important trick to these magical candy bar cupcakes is to use the right cupcake pan.  This KING-Size Muffin pan from Wilton is my favorite baking dish.  I have had it for years and break it our for times when our treats need to be super special. Note that eating one of these is like eating a GIANT piece of cake.

When baking, use the regular cupcake timing and add about 5-7 minutes. Check periodically with a toothpick to make sure they are cooked through before removing from the oven.

Step Two

Next, get your candy bars unwrapped and out on a cutting board.

Chop the candy bars into little pieces to get them ready for the hot cupcakes. when they come out of the oven.

Smoosh cavities in the cupcakes using the end of a tool like a whisk.

Next, put the candy bars inside. They will melt a little if you get them fast enough while the cupcakes are still hot.

Step Three

Once the cupcakes are cool, Add chocolate buttercream frosting and then SPRINKLES and maybe even more candies like these. The sprinkles can be chosen by colors and themes to celebrate specific events and holidays. These are perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Candy Bar Cupcakes

I am pretty sure these might be the most decadent and rich chocolate baked treats I have ever made.

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Seven Great Reasons to Bake

For me baking is a great way to express myself. I believe that it is a form of creativity. I am excited to share my TOP seven reasons to bake with you. Know that baking doesn’t need to be “from scratch” to count. It always counts even when it is only halfway homemade.

  1. Baking is like meditation. I find going through the steps of making a recipe to very calming and relaxing.
  2. Also, Baking stirs the senses, literally and figuratively.
  3. When I bake cookies, cakes, pies and treats; I find myself feeling creative and happy in my heart.
  4. Sometimes my kids bake with me and it creates a great time to bond and connect.
  5. Homemade treats make great gifts.
  6. Using recipes passed down from generations creates a magical connection to family.
  7. Honestly, baking boosts my morale. It is just plain good for the spirit.

FREE Printable Cupcake Topper

Lindsay made the cutest topper to go on these cupcakes. Grab it from her blog Artsy Fartsy Mama!

Candy Bar Cupcakes for Valentines with Free Printable tags


There are so many ways to celebrate the magic of love and kindness with kiddos. Here is a round-up of some of my favorite ideas.

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Cheers to Baking candy bar cupcakes and all the things.

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