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Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes

Crevette and Beanie love getting involved in the kitchen. When I suggested making Cookie Monster cupcakes on Sunday, they were excited, but also bemused as they remembered our huge cake decorating fail earlier this year when we made a really ugly (but delicious) Cookie Monster cake.

This time, we would make peanut butter Oreo cupcakes. We got started when Jumpy went for a nap, just to make sure she would not get in contact with the peanut butter, or any of the utensils we were using, since she is allergic to all nuts.

Before we got started, Beanie and Crevette each tried one of the limited edition Peanut Butter cookies. Beanie adored them (her words) but Crevette was not a fan.

The children placed an Oreo at the base of each cupcake case and we made the cupcake batter. It was scrumptious and we had a fight to decide who would lick the bowl. Beanie won!

Oreo Peanut Butter Cupcakes - with an Oreo in the Bottom!

Peanut butter and Cake batter went into the cupcake cases and I made the icing whilst the cupcakes were baking.

Oreo Peanut Butter Cupcakes - Crevette & Beanie Baking

Don’t they look amazing?

Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes

Although he did not like the peanut butter Oreo on their own, Crevette really loved our cupcakes with the crunchy base.

We then turned some of our cupcakes into Cookie Monsters.

Oreo Peanut Butter Cupcakes - Beanie making her Cookie Monster

The children loved doing it all by themselves.

Here is Beanie’s Cookie Monster:

Oreo Peanut Butter Cupcakes - Beanie's Cookie Monster

Crevette’s Cookie Monster:

Oreo Peanut Butter Cupcakes - Crevette's Coookie Monster

Little Beanie was really proud of hers!

Oreo Peanut Butter Cupcakes - Beanie Proud of her Cookie Monster

Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12


For the Cupcakes

  • 12 Peanut butter Oreos
  • 12 teaspoons smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter 60g, softened
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar 175g
  • 1 medium free-range egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 heaped tablespoon cream cheese
  • 3/4 cups plain flour 100g
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder 25g
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt

For the Peanut Butter Icing

  • 3 heaped tablespoons smooth peanut butter 150g
  • ¼ cup butter 60g, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup icing sugar 60g
  • 2 heaped tablespoons cream cheese 80g
  • Optional:
  • Blue edible glitter
  • Candy eyes
  • 12 Peanut butter Oreos


  1. Preheat oven at gas mark 5 (190 degrees Celsius / 375 degrees Fahrenheit).
  2. Line a muffin tin with 12 cupcake cases and place an Oreo and a teaspoon of peanut butter at the base of each one.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until creamy.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix well. Incorporate the cream cheese.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
  6. Add cupcake batter on top of each Oreo & peanut butter. The cupcake cases should be ¾ full.
  7. Smooth the batter with the back of a teaspoon.
  8. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until the cupcakes bounce back when pressed lightly.
  9. In the meantime, make the icing. Start by mixing the peanut butter, butter and vanilla until well-combined and smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat until light and creamy.
  10. Once the cupcakes have cooled down, spread icing over each cupcake.
  11. At this stage, you can turn your cupcakes into cookie monster ones. Place edible glitter in a small bowl and turn each cupcake onto the glitter. It will adhere to the icing. Sprinkle some more glitter if need be. Push a Peanut Butter Oreo into the cupcake to form a mouth and add candy eyes.
  12. Enjoy!


  1. 02/09/2015 / 10:13 am

    I remember your first cake. The children have definitely done a better job!!

    • Mel
      02/09/2015 / 9:17 pm

      I know… I should leave all cake decorating to them in the future!

  2. 02/09/2015 / 1:07 pm

    Your children are very talented having baked some amazing cupcakes 🙂 And I love the image of your daughter looking content at her cookie monster cupcake – lovely x
    Angela x

    • Mel
      02/09/2015 / 9:18 pm

      I really love baking with them. It’s just a lot of fun and it gives me an excuse to lick the spoon!

  3. 02/09/2015 / 5:19 pm

    J’adore Mel ! Toi et ton petit équipe des chefs vous avez bien travaillé ! On voit bien dans la photo que Beanie est trop fière !

    • Mel
      02/09/2015 / 9:29 pm

      Elle était vraiment toute contente ma puce!

  4. 02/09/2015 / 8:21 pm

    OMG! I can’t believe I’ve never seen this before!! PINNING!!

    • Mel
      02/09/2015 / 9:19 pm

      These cupcakes are really yummy Nagi! Peanut butter heaven, crunch, delicious frosting… what more could you want in an afternoon treat?

  5. Carole
    03/09/2015 / 12:00 pm

    They do Peanut Butter Oreos???? I haven’t seen them yet in Australia. Must go on the look out!

    • Mel
      03/09/2015 / 4:10 pm

      It’s a limited edition here. I couldn’t find them in France.

  6. The Free From Fairy
    03/09/2015 / 8:36 pm

    How exciting and what a fab recipe! They look amazing! Love all the blue glitter…I bet that got everywhere! You really are on fire Mel…you’ve been posting nearly every day and I can’t keep up!!

    • Mel
      03/09/2015 / 10:08 pm

      It didn’t even get anywhere (to my surprise) other than the kids’ tummies (but let’s not dwell on that!).

      I know… I had meant to stop blogging during the summer then I realised I had a list longer than my arm. This blogging thing is addictive, isn’t it?

  7. 03/09/2015 / 8:49 pm

    Love the sound of the peanut butter Oreos – will have to look out for those. Beanie and Crevette have done an amazing job at creating Cookie Monster cupcakes, love the photo of Beanie with her one 🙂

    • Mel
      03/09/2015 / 10:09 pm

      It was lots of fun and they tasted moreish, crunchy, creamy, sweet (all that at the same time!).

  8. Oh I love your Peanut Butter Oreo cupcakes, yum! Your children looked like they had a fun time, the Cookie Monster cupcakes are fab, moments to treasure 🙂 Popping over from #recipeoftheweek

    • Mel
      12/09/2015 / 11:59 pm

      Thanks Sarah, it was lots of fun making them!

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