Snickers Chocolate Cupcakes.

Decadent chocolate cupcakes filled & topped with creamy chocolate mousse and covered in Snickers Bars.

Decadent chocolate cupcakes filled & topped with creamy chocolate mousse and covered in Snickers Bars. By sallysbakingaddiction.com

Decadent chocolate cupcakes filled & topped with creamy chocolate mousse and covered in Snickers Bars. By sallysbakingaddiction.com

 I think I found my new favorite cupcake.  When there’s chocolate AND snickers AND chocolate mousse involved, you know it has to be good.

What is crazy is that this indulgent, over-the-top cupcake all starts with a BOX!   I often hesitate to start my cupcakes form boxed mixes because the result does not taste homemade at all.   However, by modifying the ingredients called for on the back of the box, we can make boxed cake mixes truly taste original. :)

Decadent chocolate cupcakes filled & topped with creamy chocolate mousse and covered in Snickers Bars. By sallysbakingaddiction.com

 Biting into one is like an over-the-top chocolate explosion your tastebuds.   These cupcakes are not for the faint of heart! I filled my cupcakes with a decedent two-ingredient chocolate mousse.  Two ingredients… who knew it was so easy?  I surely didn’t.  The mousse only took me 4 minutes to make!

Decadent chocolate cupcakes filled & topped with creamy chocolate mousse and covered in Snickers Bars. By sallysbakingaddiction.com

After filling the cupcakes with the chocolate mousse, I swirled more of it on top.  Then, I sprinkled on oodles and oodles of chopped Snickers Bars.  Feel free to use any favorite candy bar.

These show-stopper cupcakes will look and taste like you slaved in the kitchen all day.  Creating a decadent dessert AND saving time is what I am all about!

Snickers Chocolate Cupcakes

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Snickers Chocolate Cupcakes

Decadent chocolate cupcakes filled & topped with creamy chocolate mousse and covered in Snickers Bars.

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Ingredients:

Cupcakes:

  • 1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 1 small box Jello Chocolate Fudge instant pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk (I used 1%)
  • 1 cup sour cream

Chocolate Mousse Filling:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips

1 bag mini Snickers bars, unwrapped and chopped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two 12-count cupcake pans with liners. Using a stand or hand held electric mixer, beat together the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, milk and sour cream. Beat until well combined, about 2 minutes. Scoop the batter evenly in all 24 cupcake liners. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the cupcakes from the tin and let cool.

While the cupcakes are baking, prepare the mousse by melting the milk chocolate chips in the microwave. Melt for 30 seconds, remove and stir. Place back in the microwave for 30 more seconds and stir. The chocolate chips should be completely melted. If not, continue to melt in 30 second increments. Set aside to cool. Whip the heavy cream with a stand alone or electric handheld mixer until it looks like whipped cream and stiff peaks form. Fold in melted chocolate chips into whipped cream until it is all evenly combined.

To fill the cupcakes, transfer batches into a piping bag. Once the cupcakes have cooled, press the tip of the piping bag into the center of the cupcake (about 1-inch deep) and squeeze while pulling the tip out. (You may certainly skip this step and simply frost the cupcakes with the mousse.)

Using a knife, frost the cupcakes with the remaining mousse and sprinkle with chopped Snickers pieces.

Adapted from Kevin + Amanda

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54 Responses to “Snickers Chocolate Cupcakes.”

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Lifeposted June 26, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Love love love doctored up cake mixes…it’s really the only way I make cake/cupcakes too! And I made that 2 ingredient mousse a few months ago and I just love how absolutely easy and delicious it is!!! But in and on a cupcake topped with snickers…so incredibly divine!!!!

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    • Sallyreplied on June 27th, 2012 at 10:10 am

      I love doctored up cake mixes too Jocelyn! So easy, right?! The mousse and the snickers steal the show in these cupcakes though. :D

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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted June 26, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    comments are open now :)

    and these look amazing…your description of chocolate mousse is perfect…whipping cream and chocolate folded in. I remember my mother making mousse but there were eggs and lots of stovetop action and it was a real pain. I like your way much better.

    And the piping bag, eh? Gah! So much mousse stuck to the bag sides I bet. I wouldn’t want to waste a drop but these were worth it! :)

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    • Sallyreplied on June 27th, 2012 at 10:09 am

      Averie, I had no idea chocolate mousse was SO easy. I’m eager to try it with white chocolate chips next. Or butterscotch chips?! I wonder how that would taste! No eggs, no stovetop! Ugh piping bags kill me. But they make cupcakes look so pretty… I try to scrape out EVERY last bit of mousse/frosting though.

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crustposted June 26, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    I just made that same mousse for a cake last week – it is SO FREAKIN’ AWESOME. These cupcakes are insane. I must try that cupcake recipe. I love using a box mix – I trust them to be soft and delightful.

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    • Sallyreplied on June 27th, 2012 at 10:06 am

      Dorothy! I had NO idea mousse was so easy! It was amazing. And you gotta try this easy cupcake recipe, it’s seriously the best! I will use it over and over again.

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    Julie @ Table for Twoposted June 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I’ll take your boyfriend up on a challenge to eat these in 1 bite cause I can totally see myself doing that. These just look so rich and amazing. I love that frosting topped with snickers!!

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    • Sallyreplied on June 27th, 2012 at 10:04 am

      Hahahaha Julie I’m laughing so loud… I’d take you on in a 1 bite challenge!! I think I could eat one of your orange sweet rolls from today’s post in only 1 bite too! OMG so good.

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girlposted June 26, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Okay, I totally love desserts that start from a box. And these?? Look. Amazing. And a two-ingredient mousse? Sign me up!

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    • Sallyreplied on June 27th, 2012 at 10:00 am

      2 ingredient mousse is like, the best thing ever Ashley!!

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    Hayleyposted June 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    So totally loving the jazzed up cake mix recipe per usual :) you know me and my love for cake mix… so rockin’! And this mousse looks even more rockin’. Are you kidding me–a two ingredient, luscious mousse? Sign me up!! You know how to make me drool over here, Sally!

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    • Sallyreplied on June 27th, 2012 at 10:00 am

      Thanks Hayley darrrrrrrrrrling. I gotta try some of your cupcake recipes stat. I couldn’t be more obsessed with using cake mix as a recipe shortcut!

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    Laura Dembowskiposted June 26, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Sally, You keep outdoing yourself with these crazy yummy looking creations. Definitely going to try making the mousse with white baking chips because it sounds so easy and delicious. I’ve never had mousse since it’s always chocolate.

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    • Sallyreplied on June 27th, 2012 at 9:59 am

      Thanks miss Laura, you are too sweet, YOU keep outdoing yourself too! I am sooo eager to see how the mousse would be with white baking chips. Let me know if you try it… I might do that next time!

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    Rileyposted June 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    That’s at least a 4 biter for me! Looks wonderful!

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    • Sallyreplied on June 27th, 2012 at 9:58 am

      It was a 4-5 biter for me too lol!

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    Dee at Deelicious Sweetsposted June 26, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Holy yum, Sally!! You’re killing me!

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    Jessposted June 27, 2012 at 5:22 am

    These look unreal!!! Wow!

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    Spencerposted June 27, 2012 at 7:24 am

    What an awesome selection of cakes. I wish I could eat them all!

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    • Sallyreplied on June 27th, 2012 at 9:58 am

      Thanks Spencer!

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    Meghan @ After the Ivy Leagueposted June 27, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I’ve been wanting to try Kevin and Amanda’s chocolate cake recipe for months now…and I think it’s about time I get around to it. Especially for these cupcakes. But then again…your peanut butter snickers cookies are literally calling my name. So many recipes I want to try!

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    • Sallyreplied on June 27th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      yum! I love those snickers cookies! I hope you try one of these recipes soon Meghan! :D

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    Steph @ Crafting in the Rainposted June 27, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Yeah, pretty much sounds yum!

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    Milynnposted June 27, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I think blogs like yours are the reason why my boyfriend loves me. He wonders where I get these amazing recipes from and it’s from an awesome blog post like this. You had me at Chocolate Mouse.

    Great job Sally! I wish the best of luck in your future endeavors.
    -Milynn
    Love-And-Whimsy Blog

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    • Sallyreplied on June 27th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      Milynn, your comment makes my day. It’s readers like you who keep me going! Thank you so much :D

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      • Milynnreplied on June 27th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

        No problem and I’m just trying to give credit where it’s due. Keep going and don’t let anyone get you down. You are doing an amazing job!

        -Milynn

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    what katie's bakingposted June 27, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    holy moly are these real life?! they are DEFINITELY show stopper cupcakes. yummmmoo

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    Jacquelineposted June 27, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    These look so easy and SOOO delicious! I love how in pictures it looks like you slaved over them for hours, but the recipe seems so simple. Definitely a winner!!

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    • Sallyreplied on June 27th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks, Jacqueline! Yep I love recipes that look and taste like they took forever. :)

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    Sabrinaposted June 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Sally, these look UH-mazing! I have never used a box mix to make cupcakes, but you may have just convinced me to try it!

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    • Sallyreplied on June 27th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks Sabrina! You gotta try this boxed cake mix cupcake recipe :)

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    Back For Secondsposted June 27, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    This is like three desserts in one! I love the combination of the cake, mousse, and snickers. Sounds like chocolate heaven :)

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    • Sallyreplied on June 27th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

      ooooh yeah. 3 desserts in one! never thought of it that way Stephanie! xo

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    Reeniposted June 27, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    So rich, decadent and super chocolaty! These would be perfect for satisfying my chocolate sweet tooth! I bet PB cups on top would be good too.

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    Katie @ Oh Shine Onposted June 27, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I made these tonight, except I substituted chocolate mousse yogurt and 1 tsp baking soda for the sour cream. I also went on over to your salted caramel frosting recipe and adapted that a bit to make salted vanilla buttercream frosting. This will definitely be a treat everyday for the rest of the week!

    Thanks girl, you rock and are making my pants stretch.

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    • Sallyreplied on June 27th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      OMG you are a genius!! Those combinations sound SO good and they looks delicious on instagram, girl! ;)

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    Ashtonposted June 27, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I seriously won’t use any other chocolate cake recipe anymore. It’s out of control good!! And these cupcakes look SOOOO fantastic! omg. Pinning now :)

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    • Sallyreplied on June 27th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks Ashton! Coming from the dessert queen yourself, that means a lot!

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    Pattyposted June 27, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    i just finished making the cupcakes from Kevin and Amanda’s site minus the Snickers and the are AWESOME! My co-workers went crazy for them. Besides the chocolate recipe I made the cake using yellow cake mix with vanilla pudding and used lemon and strawberry mousse in the center with q vanilla bean icing. Haven’t tried them yet, but they look yummy!

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    • Sallyreplied on June 28th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      Oh my goodness Patty, your flavor combination sounds out of this world!! lemon and strawberry mousse? incredible! I must get that recipe!

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    Baking Serendipityposted June 27, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    One of my best friends from Phoenix made these for an end of the school year potluck and I literally just e-mailed her for the recipe today. Perfect timing! They are amazing! Making them for my brother’s graduation party this weekend :)

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    Sarah Carlettiposted June 28, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I have such a sweet tooth! Who can resist all these goodies?

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    Jessica Kellyposted October 30, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Hi Sally!
    When you inject the mousse into the cupcakes, have you cored them first? You didn’t say to, but I wanted to make sure.

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    • Sallyreplied on October 30th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      nope, no need to core the cupcake before injecting the mousse. Thanks for clarifying that Jessica! Enjoy :)

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    Phoebe Lepageposted September 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Wow. These look soooooo good. Sally, you are a GENIUS.
    I love love love making cupcakes, and I definitely want to try these. Keep up the awesome ideas!!!! I love your blog!!!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 10th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      Phoebe, these cupcakes are fantastic! I hope you try them. Thank you for reading!

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    Mira@Cupcake Makerposted September 14, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Hi Sally,I’m a big fan of yours.I love your recipes,and I want to ask you….can you make these into cookies?Yep,I’m a cookie fan

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    Amatullahposted October 8, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Hi sally! i want to make these cupcakes but Jello Chocolate Fudge instant pudding mix is not available in my country. Can u please tell me an alternative?

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    Alissaposted November 27, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Sally! These look AWESOME! I’ll be serving them tomorrow, so I’m wondering if I should bake and store the cupcakes today, then put together the mousse part tomorrow? I expect my oven will be busy enough.. Thoughts?

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    • Sallyreplied on November 27th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      You may bake the cupcakes today and keep covered at room temperature and then make the mousse and decorate tomorrow. Enjoy!

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