These Nutter Butter Heart Cupcakes will show your children that you think about them all day long. What a super, special Valentine’s Day treat!
Every once in a while, I decide to impress my children. It’s fun to create special treats that surprise them as they walk in the door after school.
Maybe I am putting too much thought into this, but I really hope that one day they realize these treats on the table are proof that I wasn’t trying to push them out the door so I could have the house to myself when homeschool wasn’t working for us and we started attending school outside the home.
I hope they understand that Nutter Butter Heart Cupcakes were just one way I tried to show that I think about them all day long and pray for them even while they are away from me.
Yes, I’m definitely overthinking.
Nutter Butter Heart Cupcakes
While these Nutter Butter Heart Cupcakes have a few steps, they are not difficult to create and have stunning results.
Cutting a Nutter Butter in half at a diagonal is easier with a serrated knife. Just be careful to saw and not try to press the knife through the Nutter Butter.
(Many Nutter Butters cracked under the pressure of this test. A moment of silence for their sacrifice…)
Now to form the Nutter Butter Hearts.
You can do this two ways:
First, you can use the candy melts to “glue” the Nutter Butter together. This method did not always work well as the seam hit exactly along the edge of my fork causing the cookie to break along the seam when I tapped to remove excess candy coat.
The second option is messier but sure to create a solid connection every time.
Instead of trying to create a heart prior to dipping, dip each heart half individually. Then, press two halves together when you transfer the wet Nutter Butter to waxed paper.
Using toothpicks to press the pieces of heart together is a little less messy.
Once the hearts are shaped but still wet, sprinkle with the shiniest pink sprinkles you can find. Sprinkles help hide the seam in your cookies too.
After your Nutter Butter Hearts are ready, you can finish decorating the cupcakes.
I used a simple store-bought frosting piped with a 1M Open Star Wilton tip and fancy sprinkles.
After the cupcakes are iced and the sprinkles are in place, you can gently add a Nutter Butter Heart as the topper.
Aren’t they adorable?
And my children were so impressed. Well… they really just thought the Nutter Butter Heart cupcakes were delicious. But I was impressed by my own creativity.
Nutter Butter Heart Cupcakes
- 12 cupcakes your favorite
- 1 cup chocolate icing your favorite
- 12 Nutter Butter cookies
- Pink candy melts
- Pink sugar sprinkles
- Valentine’s Day sprinkles
- Using a serrated knife, cut each Nutter Butter cookie in half diagonally across the short-middle using a sawing motion. Use a pastry brush to remove any loose crumbs.
- Melt candy coating according to package directions. If candy melts are too thick, add 1 tablespoon of shortening or coconut oil and stir to combine. Do not add water or any water-based product (such as food coloring) or the candy melts will seize and not be usable.
- Prepare a baking sheet or flat surface with waxed paper.
- To create the heart-shaped Nutter Butters, you have two options. 1) Use the candy melts as a glue to attach two pieces of Nutter Butter cookie together with one cookie flipped to create a heart shape when pressed together. Allow cookie to set completely before covering with additional candy melts. 2) Dip each half cookie in candy melts and allow excess to drip back into the bowl. Press two coated cookie pieces together with one cookie flipped to create a heart shape. Place on waxed paper.
- Immediately after coating the cookies, sprinkle with pink sugar sprinkles. Allow to dry completely.
- To create the cupcakes, decorate cupcakes with icing and drop sprinkles over the icing. Gently press one Nutter Butter heart into the icing of each cupcake.
- For best results, refrigerate until ready to serve.
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