With Halloween just around the corner – that means there will be lots of leftover candy in our homes! I love to add them to desserts. I share all the goodies I make with my neighbors, teachers, friends from church, etc. So I am always looking for ways to use things I already have in my home!

Butterfinger is my ultimate favorite flavor mixed with anything chocolate. We used to go on date night every Thursday and I would get chocolate and peanut butter ice cream mixed with  crushed up Butterfinger candies in a waffle cone. Yum – it was so good!

This is a little bit of a recreation of these flavors I love so much. There’s a chocolate cupcake that starts with a box but adds a few extra ingredients to make a very moist ad delicious chocolate cupcake.

The peanut butter icing is just a few ingredients and it’s so creamy and yummy! Put all of these together and you have pretty much the perfect dessert (if you are like me and love all things peanut butter and chocolate).

You can even change out the candy in these cupcakes with any candy that is leftover in your candy bowl this Halloween. It would be great with some peanut butter cups, Snickers, M&M’s and more. Or just combine all of your favorite candies onto the cupcake for the ultimate cupcake!


Printable Recipe for Butterfinger Cupcakes – Chocolate Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Icing

Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 Box Devil’s Food Cake
  • ¼  sour cream
  • 1 small box chocolate instant pudding
  • Plus the ingredients on the box – eggs, oil, but replace the water with milk.


Preheat the oven to 325*. Put 24 cupcake liners in a cupcake tin and set aside.

Mix together all the cake mix ingredients until well combined.

Fill up the cupcake liners 2/3 full.


Bake 18 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

Remove from oven and let them cool completely.

Peanut Butter Icing

  • 2 sticks of butter softened
  • 1 ½  cup peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream (or more nail the desired consistency.)
  • 6 small Butterfinger bars (Or more if you want to put part of a candy bar on each cupcake)


Unwrap the Butterfinger candies and place is a plastic bag. Use something (like a rolling pin) to crush into crumbs and set aside.

Mix together the butter and peanut butter for about 2 minutes. Add the vanilla and salt. Alternate the powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream while mixing.

If the icing is too thick you can add a little more heavy whipping cream until you get to the desired consistency.

Top with Butterfinger Crumbs and enjoy!

Need recipe to use up Halloween candy? Try this recipe for Butterfinger Cupcakes. It's made from a chocolate cake mix but then you add a few ingredients so it tastes like it's from scratch. It is topped with the best peanut butter buttercream icing. #cupcake #halloween #candy

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