Happy Snow Day! Well, it started off happy…then yours truly got a little bored. I’m human, it happens. There’s only so much Pinterest-ing, TV-watching, and talking to my dog that I can handle. Luckily, inspiration struck me like the massive storm hit greater D.C. today. Watch what happend:

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And there we have it. Time to bake! But what? THIS….


Yup. Peanut butter chocolate chip cupcakes. They DO exist. Virtual high five going out to the blogger who put those beautiful photos together of the creation! Mine are okay. Here’s the progression:

IngredientsI had almost everything that the recipe called for, but not quite. So here’s what I could find:

  • whole milk…sorry girl…only had 2%. Good enough for me! 
  • flour
  • white sugar
  • brown sugar…nope. Didn’t have this one so I just doubled the white sugar about to even out the taste. If you have it, it’s definitely better though.
  • vanilla extract
  • baking powder
  • chocolate chips…I kinda had enough, but the recipe calls for 2 cups and I definitely didn’t have enough to match that request. Really though…the more the merrier.
  • butter
  • salt
  • creamy peanut butter…negative. We have extra crunchy cause we’re cool like that. I can see why creamy peanut butter would seem better, but the crunchy peanut butter actually gave the cupcakes a delicious authentically peanut taste. Big fan!
  • frosting…I still had some vanilla frosting stored away, so I just got that bad boy out of the cabinet and threw in some cocoa powder to make it a bit more chocolatey. It was so good!!! Now, the recipe I found will inspire you to make your own frosting, but I didn’t have any powdered sugar so I defaulted to the pre-made/Newlie-adjusted frosting instead.

Got it? No? Then just read the recipe I found and it’ll go over the steps even better. Perfect? K good. Now here’s the pretty progression from ingredients to marvelous mouthwatering cupcakes:

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They’re delicious!!!! I plan on bringing some into work tomorrow. George Mason University’s Office of Admissions – “You’re welcome!” No seriously though, I hope you all enjoy making and eating these. It brightened up my snow day as I was tucked away inside. Brightened up Sean’s day too as soon as he came home from work. I hear him walking up the stairs as I’m typing this post, and this is what I see:

IMG_0080Happy baking.

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