Reese’s Pieces Mini Bundt Cakes

October 21, 2013 by Jenny Melrose

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, PEOPLE Magazine & Hershey’s, but all my opinions are my own. #HersheysPeople #pmedia  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO

By now you all know my love of all things Halloween.  It certainly does not mean that it is not a crazy, busy time of year though.  From creating costumesm like Riley’s Bumble Bee, to class gift ideas, like our Pumpkin Fruit Cups, we are moving and grooving.  Fortunately, I’m able to get some time to unwind when Joe hustles out to pick up the girls after work.  I get an hour from the time school gets out until they walk through the door. Consequently, I take advantage of this time and head to Target to do a little mommy therapy all by myself.  I have enough time to pop in and grab my favorite PEOPLE Country Magazine and a bag of Hershey’s Dish Candy so I can enjoy a fabulous Halloween treat, Reese’s Pieces Mini Bundt Cakes!

Reese’s Pieces Mini Bundt Cakes


Reeses Pieces Mini Bundt Cakes

Since my sleep at night is still interrupted due to a five month old who is just not ready to sleep through the night, I live off of caffeine and chocolate during the day.  One of my absolute favorite types of candy are Reese’s.  I’ll eat any kind of Reese’s by the bagful if it’ll go unnoticed.  For a little “Me Timeout” before the Halloween trick-or-treating craze, I took my “Me Timeout” with the latest issue of PEOPLE Country Magazine to catch up on all my favorite country stars, like my favorite Tim McGraw, who I had the chance to meet this summer {which you can read about here}.  The best part is that I got $2 off by clicking here and printing it out.  It’s only available while supplies last so hurry!

People Magazine & Hershey's Candy

While reading and devouring some Reese’s Pieces I got inspired and came up with this fabulous recipe for Reese’s Pieces Mini Bundt Cakes.  These bundt cakes are the perfect individual size and taste just like Reese’s Pieces.

Reeses Pieces Bundt Cakes

In order to pull these off, you’ll need a mini bundt pan.  I picked one up at Target when I got my Hershey’s Dish Candy and PEOPLE Country Magazine.  I paid about eight dollars for it, which I thought was great considering how much use I’ll get out of it.  To start off this recipe, you’ll want to make sure to spray the pan with baking spray so that the cakes just easily come out.

Reeses Pieces Leftover Candy Bundt Cakes

I created a Peanut Butter cake using Betty Crocker’s Super Moist Yellow Cake Mix and topped it with chocolate ganache and Reese’s Pieces.  For my ganache I used Hershey’s Chocolate Chips that were semi-sweet and worked like a charm for the ganache.

Reese's Pieces Leftover Candy Dessert

Reese’s Pieces Mini Bundt Cakes
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family
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Serves: 24
An individual size mini bundt cake with peanut butter cake and topped with chocolate ganache that tastes just like a Reese’s Pieces.
Ingredients
  • Betty Crocker’s Super Moist Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup Hershey’s Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • Reese’s Pieces candy
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and spray the mini bundt cake tray with baking spray.
  2. Mix the cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil and peanut butter.
  3. Pour into the mini bundt cakes pan and bake for 25 minutes.
  4. While the cakes are baking prepare the ganache.
  5. Melt the chocolate chips on medium-high while stirring constantly.
  6. Once the chips are fully melted transfer to a mixing bowl and add the whipping cream and butter.
  7. Stir until the ganache begins to glisten.
  8. Place the ganache into the refrigerator until the desired consistency is reached.
  9. Drizzle the ganache over the top of the cooled bundt cakes and top with Reese’s Pieces.

 

 

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