Quick and Easy Nutella Peanut Butter Monkey Cupcakes

Quick & Easy Nutella Peanut Butter Monkey Cupcakes | Roxy’s Kitchen – 3-ingredient cupcakes, easiest frosting ever and so easy to decorate with your kids!

Last week I saw a super easy recipe for Nutella cupcakes on Pinterest with only 3 ingredients, really, what can be easier than this?! It was a step-by-step picture tutorial uploaded by some lady but I did some research and tracked the original recipe. Basically you only need 1 cup (280 g) of Nutella, 2 eggs and 10 tablespoons of flour, then mix everything up and bake – you can read the full recipe here.

To keep things simple just use Nutella or peanut butter to frost the cupcakes… I’m sure everyone is addicted to at least one of these!

Now going back to my Nutella Peanut Butter Monkey Cupcakes… I’ve seen some cute 3D Panda cupcakes all over Facebook lately, I wanted to try that easy recipe for Nutella cupcakes and then I started playing a bit with ingredients I had on hand.

The end result? These 3D Monkey Cupcakes!  Cute or not, I’ll let you be the judge : -) !

I can’t wait for Daniel to grow up a bit so we can make these together… such an easy and fun activity for your kids with a delicious end result!

Ingredients:

  • Regular cupcakes for the body
  • Mini cupcakes for the head
  • Peanut butter
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • 2 Reese’s peanut butter cups per monkey
  • 3 mini cookies of your choice per monkey – I used mini ginger snaps but you can use any cookies, mini Nilla wafers etc.
  • Candy eyeballs or any tiny white candies or even some white fondant – you can easily pipe the pupils using melted chocolate
  • Melted chocolate for the mouth and nose (or that chocolate ice cream sauce you can easily find in stores) and a squeeze bottle or piping bag fitted with a round tip

Quick & Easy Nutella Peanut Butter Monkey Cupcakes - Ingredients

 

Directions:

Bake your cupcakes and frost them generously with peanut butter. It doesn’t matter if they look messy since you’ll cover them with chocolate sprinkles. You’ll need a regular cupcake for the body and a mini cupcake for the head.

Quick & Easy Nutella Peanut Butter Monkey Cupcakes  - Bake your cupcakes and frost them generously with peanut butter.

Cover the cupcakes with chocolate sprinkles.

Quick & Easy Nutella Peanut Butter Monkey Cupcakes  - Cover the cupcakes with chocolate sprinkles.

Place the smaller cupcake on top of the bigger one as seen below. Cut a mini cookie in half to make the ears and stick one on each side of the cupcake. Use peanut butter to attach them. Cut off ¾  of another cookie for the mouth and use a whole cookie for the belly.

Quick & Easy Nutella Peanut Butter Monkey Cupcakes  - Place the smaller cupcake on top of the bigger one as seen below. Cut a mini cookie in half to make the ears and stick one on each side of the cupcake. Use peanut butter to attach them. Cut off ¾  of another cookie for the mouth and use a whole cookie for the belly.

Cut your Reese peanut butter cups in half for the arms and legs.

Attach the eyes.

Quick & Easy Nutella Peanut Butter Monkey Cupcakes  - Cut your Reese peanut butter cups in half for the arms and legs. Attach the eyes.

Lastly use melted chocolate to pipe the pupils if you’re not using premade eyeballs. Also, draw the mouth and nose and you’re done!

Quick & Easy Nutella Peanut Butter Monkey Cupcakes - Lastly use melted chocolate to pipe the pupils if you’re not using premade eyeballs. Also, draw the mouth and nose. Quick & Easy Nutella Peanut Butter Monkey Cupcakes | Roxy’s Kitchen – 3-ingredient cupcakes, easiest frosting ever and so easy to decorate with your kids! Quick & Easy Nutella Peanut Butter Monkey Cupcakes | Roxy’s Kitchen – 3-ingredient cupcakes, easiest frosting ever and so easy to decorate with your kids! Quick & Easy Nutella Peanut Butter Monkey Cupcakes | Roxy’s Kitchen – 3-ingredient cupcakes, easiest frosting ever and so easy to decorate with your kids!


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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Roxy
    I am professionally a cake decorator since 5 years and now I was just running out of Ideas! But after coming to your blog just got a whole new set of ideas 😀 thanks for these kinds of post and especially this post was the best! I taught this to my 9 year old daughter and Now she flaunts them in front of everyone!

  2. says

    I LOVE these! I plan on having a bear and honey bee baby shower and with a couple tweaks this is perfect inspiration! Thanks for sharing! I found you on the Treasure Box Tuesday blog party!

    Jeannine

  3. says

    Roxy, we absolutely LOVE this recipe over at MUNCHING MONDAYS!!! Congrats…you are being featured!!!
    Hope to see you this week and make sure to spread the great news :-) xo Nic

    • Roxy says

      Oh that’s awesome Nic, so happy to hear this! Thanks for the feature, I’ll for sure join the party this week as well :) !

  4. Jacqui says

    You are so creative! I love how these turned out. They are so cute!! Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

  5. Cynthia says

    Oh my goodness, these might be the cutest things I have ever seen. So cute I don’t know if I could bear to eat them! Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  6. says

    Woohoo!! So glad you linked this up the best from your blog this week at our Bewitchin Projects block party! Be sure to come back again on Sunday starting at 6am EST over at OurMiniFamily.com to link up your projects again–the linky party runs from Sunday to Thursday each week :D



    ~Cathy Mini~

  7. says

    These are so stinkin’ cute!! Found your recipe at In and Out of the Kitchen Link party.  I am one of the hostesses of Tickle My Tastebuds and would love you to stop by and link up this recipe if you have not yet already. Here is the link
    http://bit.ly/1sRtMWx
    Lori

    • Roxy says

      Thanks for stopping by Amanda, I’m glad you like them :)! Thanks for sharing with your friend as well, I hope they will enjoy making them :)!

  8. says

    These little cupcakes are just too cute!!! My younger children will go crazy over these. What a fun cupcake and I can imagine them being a total hit at birthday parties or any gathering of children. Pinning. Thanks for sharing. I’m going to get my younger ones in on this and make them for our dessert to take to church this Sunday. Cute, cute, cute!!!

    • Roxy says

      So glad you like them Karen, I’m sure you’ll have a lot of fun making these with your kids! Let me know how they turn out :)!

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