I just love school class parties. You are probably rolling your eyes, but it’s where I can let my creativity fly. I love the excitement the kids have when I pull out a fun activity for them to try or bring some fun unexpected treat to the class parties. These Valentine Bear Cupcakes will definitely thrill the kids!
Fun Kid Food
Every kid I have ever met loves what I like to call “Fun Kid Food.” This is basically treats and eats that are whimsical and fun and especially made for kids like these Valentine Bear Cupcakes to Polar Bear Milkshakes to a Pirate Treasure Map you can eat!
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How to make Peanut Butter Cup Valentine Bears
I’m including instructions for basic cake mix cupcakes and chocolate frosting, but you can totally make these adorable little Bear faces and just get store bought cupcakes with chocolate frosting and use them as a topper. I have totally done that myself!
Scroll on down for the recipes and how to. If you’re looking for more Valentine’s Day treats and party ideas, check these out:
More Valentine’s Day Treats
- Valentine Swirl Cheesecake Bars
- Valentine’s Day Love Bombs
- Pink Velvet Cupcakes
- How to make a Valentine’s Day Sweet Charcuterie Board
- Bubblegum Fudge
- Love Bug Monster Valentine Cupcakes
- Valentine Volcano Cookies
More Valentine’s Day Party Ideas
- A Valentine’s Day Party with Chalk of the Town
- Candy Flower Crowns for Valentine’s Day
- Let’s Make a Loopy Yarn Valentine Wreath
- Valentine Mocktails
Peanut Butter Cup Bear Ingredients:
- 21 regular size Reese peanut butter cups, unwrapped
- 1 package of small edible eyes
- 2 8oz bag of Ghirardelli chocolate wafers, set aside 42 for the ears
- 1 bag of pink Wilton candy melts
- 21 brown M&M's
- 1 mini circle fondant cutter
- 1 container of Nerdy Nummy heart sprinkles
- 1 disposable piping bag
- 1 box of French vanilla cake mix
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
- 3 large eggs
- Valentine's Day cupcake liners
Chocolate Frosting Ingredients:
- 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
- 3 1/2 cups powder sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3-5 tablespoons heavy whipping cream.
- 1 disposable piping bag fitted with star tip
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees and line cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
Using an electric mixer, beat together all cupcake ingredients until combined.
Scoop cupcake batter into liners, filling about 3/4 way full and bake in the oven for 18-21 minutes.
Allow to cool completely.
Chocolate Frosting Directions
Using an electric mixer, beat together the butter, powder sugar, cocoa, vanilla and heavy whipping cream until combined and stiff with peaks.
Scoop the frosting into the piping bag and set aside.
Peanut Butter Cup Bears Directions
Remove 42 chocolate wafers from the Ghirardelli bags and place onto a cutting board.
Using a microwave safe bowl, melt 1 cup of the chocolate wafers in increments of 30 seconds, mixing after each time until melted and smooth.
Scoop into the piping bag and set aside.
Place one unwrapped Reese peanut butter cup onto the cutting board.
Cut the tip off the piping bag and pipe a small dollop of chocolate onto the lower center of the peanut butter cup.
Place a pink wafer onto the chocolate dollop. This is the mouth and nose of the bear.
Pipe two dollops of chocolate above the pink wafer for the eyes.
Place two eyes onto the two chocolate dollops.
Pipe a small dollop of chocolate onto the "M" side of the "M&M" and then place onto the center of the pink wafer.
Using the small round fondant cut out a half shaped moon out of the bottom of the chocolate wafers.
Pipe a line of chocolate onto the cut part of the chocolate wafer.
Place the chocolate wafer onto the upper left and right corner of the peanut butter cup for the ears.
Repeat steps with remaining Reese cups.
Allow to dry for 10 minutes.
While the bears are drying, pipe frosting onto the cooled cupcakes.
Once the 10 minutes is up, carefully place the bears onto the middle of the frosting and lightly push down into the frosting.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 925Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 482mgCarbohydrates: 126gFiber: 4gSugar: 105gProtein: 11g
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