Who knew the words Reese’s Puffs, Muffins and Healthy could be combined into one sentence and it not just be a jumbled up string of words?! This creation is certainly something that I found to be absolutely mouth watering and a must buy in the very near future (once I start using up some of my baking mixes, etc.).
Around the middle of last year, Betty Crocker came out with a few muffin mixes geared to resemble classic cereals that are out in the market. One of them was Reese’s Puffs – the other two are Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Cocoa Puffs. The moment I laid eyes on the Reese’s Puffs muffin mix I immediately had to purchase it. I will say I had a tough time at first finding these because my local super market did not carry them – I found them eventually at Target and another higher priced grocery store in my area.
Now I am a complete sucker for anything adjoined to the Reese’s brand. I LOVE Reese cups, pieces, Reese bar mixes, etc. That peanut butter, chocolate mixture is just a gold mine for me.
For these I made them per the box direction – adding the mixture to a mixing bowl – although instead of using the eggs and oil the mixture called for I simply replaced all that with soda water. 1 ½ cups of soda water to be exact. I then divided the mixture out evenly into 12 cupcake tins (sprayed with Pam) and topped evenly with the “streusel” topping.
They baked up perfectly and were so delicious. The cake had a definitive chocolate/peanut butter taste and they were just so yummy! Not overly spongey as some “healthier alternative” cakes can get.
Points Plus wise it wasn’t bad at all – 3 Points Plus for a muffin. Quite a delicious and unique snack!
Have you tried any of the Betty Crocker cereal brand muffins?