Adding apples to cupcakes and candy bars to frosting is a fun way to jazz up a box mix cupcake. These Apple Milky Way Cupcakes are a fun and delicious treat to share with your friends and family.
*This post has been sponsored by Crunch Pak apples. I have partnered with them to bring you fun apple recipes.
I have found another fun way to enjoy an apple a day.
Oh, you thought this post was about cupcakes? Well, you thought right...but I bet you didn't expect apples in the cupcakes and candy bars in the frosting. Ok, so maybe some of you did because you are smart like that.
But keep reading because I bet I can surprise you with how I used the candy bars this time.
I have started to realize that I love pairing candy bars and apples in fun baked goods. Remember these Apple Butterfinger Bars and these Fluffernutter Apple Nachos?
The dilemma in the house is keeping everyone from munching on the bags of apples in the fridge. There just aren't enough hiding places in a refrigerator. I try to hide them under the broccoli and behind the lunch meat, but my family is on to my fridge stashing.
And let's be honest...I'm totally ok with them noshing on those apple slices. Now if they find the candy bar hiding spots, I'm not going to be as ok with it.
This week I decided to add apples to some cupcake batter because it had been a while since I had made cupcakes. I decided this weekend was going to be a random cupcake weekend...no reason but a cupcake itch that needed scratched. The kids we were baby sitting this weekend were ok with this reason.
Then the dark chocolate Milky Way Bars in the cupboard started talking to me. Yes, it's true. I hear candy bars, and I'm ok with it. I even chat back occasionally! Now if the broccoli and carrots start chatting with me...I just might freak a little.
One of the first cupcakes I shared here on this blog were these Milky Way Cupcakes. I wanted to recreate the frosting again with the bars in my cupboards.
Start by making a batch of frosting. It is going to be very thick at first. Then melt down the candy bars with some butter.
Make sure you let the chocolate cool for about 5 minutes before beating it into the frosting. You do not want your frosting to melt into a puddle of liquid. It is going to seem really soft at first, but it is thick enough to pipe onto the cupcakes, and it will firm up the longer it sits.
I added some fun Valentine's sprinkles to the tops of these apple Milky Way cupcakes, but you can go with whatever color and theme you want. Just make sure you make the frosting because it is so fluffy and amazing!!! I hear that it's good for dipping those extra apple slices in too.
More great ways to use apples:
*I was compensated for my time as a brand ambassador for Crunch Pak apples. As always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.
Love apple season! I want to sink my teeth into that creamy deliciousness. Yum. Yum.
I just finished the cupcakes and hubby of course had to try one and he loved it. I will be making the frosting in the morning, it is after 1AM and I am beat. The frosting sounds AMAZING! Can not wait to try it. Will post again tomorrow on the frosting. Thank-you for such an amazing recipe.
Michelle @ My California Kitchen
Love apples dipped in chocolate so this is right up my alley. Also love love LOVE that you melted the candy bars to make frosting! Amazing!!
Yes, apples and frosting is just so good!!!
Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking
Melted candy bars in the frosting?? Girl, you are GENIUS. I wish I was one of the kids you were baby-sitting that weekend so I could try one! 🙂 Pinned!
Thank you, Amy! I wish you were here too to help me eat these goodies!
Megan - The Emotional Baker
This is such a genius cupcake combo! I love the addition of apples and I never would have thought to melt candy into frosting. LOVE!
Thank you, Megan! Melting candy bars is so much fun and adds just a little bit extra to the frosting!