Candy Bar Cupcakes From Box Mix

6 Cupcakes
50 min

Candy Bar Cupcakes From Box Mix

This recipe is the best for candy bar cupcakes for several reasons. 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.

Ingredients and Supplies

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 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!

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

Candy Bar Cupcakes From Box Mix
Recipe details
  • 6  Cupcakes
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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  • Box Mix with Necessary Ingredients
  • Candy Bars Chopped Up
  • Hot Fudge Sauce
  • Buttercream Chocolate Frosting

Bake the cupcakes.
Spoon out a cavity in the center of each cupcake.
While they are hot, add the chopped candy into the cavity.
Let cool.
Add Frosting and candies to the top.
Laura Kelly Designs
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  • Lois Grant Lois Grant on Feb 12, 2023

    What kind of candy bars are you using?

    • Bus49638425 Bus49638425 on Feb 12, 2024

      Candy is open to endless possibilities, I think peanutbutter candies would do well, any little chocolate shape would go in nicely. I'm not the author of this recipe. But think of anything that would melt nicely. I hope this helps you a little bit. Best wishes, DawnyZ.

  • Mitzi Mitzi on Feb 12, 2023

    How is the chocolate frosting made? No ingredient list or instructions? Thanks 🙏

    • Bus49638425 Bus49638425 on Feb 12, 2024

      I belive the author used a can or tub of frosting. She did not include a homemade frosting. I hope this helps. Best wishes, DawnyZ