VIDEO RECIPE: Triple Peanut Butter Cupcakes

The cupcake batter is blended with peanut butter and peanut butter chips, and topped with a sweet, Peanut Butter & Co Smooth Operator frosting after baking. A garnish of peanuts and sea salt adds some extra nutty crunch. 

This cupcake is the perfect peanut butter trifecta! 

  • Yield:12 Cupcakes
  • Prep Time:15 Minutes
  • Cook Time:35 Minutes
  • Total Time:50 Minutes


3/4 cup all-purpose flour 

1 tsp. baking powder 

1/4 tsp. salt 

1/2 cup Peanut Butter & Co Smooth Operator 

1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature 

1 1/4 cups sugar 

2 large eggs 

2/3 cup whole milk 

1 cup peanut butter chips (from a 10-ounce bag) 

For the Frosting: 

1 stick butter, room temperature 

1/2 Peanut Butter & Co Smooth Operator

1 1/2 powdered sugar 

Roasted peanuts for garnish (not chopped) 

Sea salt for garnish 


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. 

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat peanut butter, butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until incorporated. Alternately add flour and milk, beginning and ending with flour. Stir in peanut butter chips. Use about a 1/3 cup dry measure to scoop batter into prepared tins. Bake cupcakes 34 to 36 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcakes comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in tins 5 minutes; remove cupcakes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

  3. While cupcakes cool, make frosting: In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine butter and peanut butter and beat to combine. Gradually add sugar until combined; beat until fluffy, about 1 to 2 minutes. Pipe or spread cupcakes with frosting; top with nuts and sea salt, if desired. 

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