Snickers Cupcakes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

These cupcakes are totally over-the-top! Inspired by the Snickers candy bar, they begin with the best-ever chocolate cupcake recipe (so easy to make! so moist!), are topped with a luscious peanut butter buttercream frosting, a drizzle of salted caramel sauce, and a sprinkling of crunchy peanuts. Your friends will ask for these again and again!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel, Chocolate, Cupcakes, peanut, peanut butter, snickers
Servings: 32 cupcakes
Calories: 290 kcal
  1. Place the egg whites and sugar in a large metal mixing bowl and whisk together.  
  2. Set the bowl over a small pot of simmering water, and heat, whisking occasionally, until the mixture becomes translucent and no longer feels gritty when rubbed between the thumb and forefinger.
  3. Remove from heat and whip on high speed until the meringue becomes glossy and thick.  
  4. Cool completely (there should be no hint of warmth when the hand is place on the side of the bowl.  Place in the refrigerator for 10-20 minutes, if necessary.)  
  5. Add the butter, a tablespoon at a time, while whipping on medium-high.  
  6. When all the butter has been added, fold in the peanut butter, vanilla, and salt.
  7. Transfer the buttercream to a pastry bag fitted with a 4B tip.  
  8. Pipe swirls of frosting onto the cupcakes, top with a drizzle of salted caramel sauce, and sprinkle with peanuts.
Recipe Notes

For lots more info on the frosting, click here: Swiss Meringue Buttercream.

Nutrition Facts
Snickers Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 261mg 11%
Potassium 151mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 18g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 5.9%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 0.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.