for the peanut butter balls…
1/3 cup PB
2 TBS butter
¼ tsp vanilla
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

for the chocolate cupcakes…1 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoon Cornstarch
1 cup Sugar
½ teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Soda 
3 tablespoons Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
½ cup Coco Powder
1/3 cup Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Vanilla 
1 cup cold water
1 teaspoon white vinegar 

for the chocolate peanut butter frosting…  
1/3 cup milk
2 tbs butter
8 ounces semisweet chocolate
1/3 cup PB 

for the name tag decorations...

what TO DO

for the peanut butter balls…
mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla, sugar & cinnamon
form into 12 dough balls
place in freeze to harden for the chocolate cupcakes…

for the chocolate cupcakes...

in a medium bowl...
shift together flour and cornstarch 
(this makes a homemade cake flour) 
Add sugar, salt, baking soda, pudding & coco powder
(if you do not have pudding mix, that’s okay, 
but the pudding mix makes the cupcakes super moist)

in a large bowl...
whisk together olive oil, water, white vinegar & vanilla 
keep whisking & gradually add in the dry ingredients 

in a cupcake pan...
line with parchment paper 
(cut 5" squares and press into the pan)
fill 1/3 of the way with cupcake batter
remove the peanut butter balls from the freeze
place one in each cupcake
fill each cupcake with remaining batter

in the oven...
preheat to 350 F
bake 20 mins


for the chocolate peanut butter frosting…
in a saucepan heat milk and butter
bring to boil
pour over chocholate, whisk
(keep whisking … if the mix is thin, add more chocolate) 
stir in peanut butter
spread on top of cupcakes

for the name tag decorations...
laser cut acrylic
(thanks to Kevin for his design assistance)
or you can be less of a nerd & cut a thick cardboard

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