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4.84 from 6 votes

Pot of Gold Cupcakes

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Author: Rebecca

Ingredients

Cupcakes:

Buttercream:

  • 1 cup 2 sticks Unsalted Butter (room temp)
  • 4 cups Confectioners' Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3-4 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 3-5 drops Kelly Green Gel Coloring

Pot of Gold:

  • 24 Peanut Butter Cups
  • 1/4 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Celebration Gold Candy Pearls
  • 24 Airheads Extremes Rainbow Strips

Instructions

Cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Line cupcake pan.
  • Combine all ingredients in a stand mixer and beat until combined.
  • Fill cupcake liners ½ – ¾ full.
  • Reduce heat to 350 F.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes until toothpick comes clean.
  • Remove from oven and move cupcakes to cooling racks to finish cooling.

Buttercream:

  • In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on low speed for about three minutes, occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  • While whipping on low speed, add in vanilla, heavy cream, and gel coloring and turn the speed up to medium high to whip for 1-2 minutes.
  • Pipe on

Pot of Gold:

  • See picture guide below.
  • Using the back of a small spoon, even spread a tiny bit of peanut butter on the peanut butter cup.
  • Stick the candy pearls to it, as you stack, gently touch each pearl to some peanut butter before adding it to secured it to the others.
  • Press peanut butter cup into the cupcake frosting.
  • Take Airheads Extremes and stick each end into the frosting to make the rainbow.
  • You can use a toothpick to help support it.