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Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Cupcakes
with Cream Cheese Filling

Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Filling It's hard to resist a cupcake with a cream-filled center, but add peanut butter and milk chocolate to the mix and we're talking over-the-top little temptations.

Recipe by Patti Kuznicki Bloomsburg, PA.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 2/3 cups (11 ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Morsels - divided use
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs - divided use
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick or old-fashioned oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line twenty-four 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups.
  2. Microwave 1 cup of morsels in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted; cool.
  3. Beat cream cheese and granulated sugar in medium mixer bowl until combined. Beat in 1 egg. Stir in the remaining unmelted morsels.
  4. Combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon in small bowl. Beat butter and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until combined. Beat in remaining egg, applesauce, and melted morsels. Gradually stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about one-third full. Spoon about 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture over batter in each cup.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. (Cupcakes may have dip in centers during cooling.)

Makes 24 cupcakes.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 cupcake): Calories: 180 Calories from Fat: 90 Total Fat: 10 g Saturated Fat: 6 g Cholesterol: 35 mg Sodium: 140 mg Carbohydrates: 20 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 13 g Protein: 2 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.