I took that response, and threw it out the window. I went onto Pinterest and searched for some cupcake recipes. I knew a simple cupcake was not going to do it. So, I searched for "Twix" cupcakes since Josh's favorite candy bars are Twix. And, of course, I stumbled across a delicious recipe...THANK YOU PINTEREST!!!
So I started with this recipe Twix Cupcakes and went to the grocery!!
1 box of chocolate fudge cake mix (using all the necessary ingredients: eggs, oil, water)
1 box of Jello chocolate fudge instant pudding
1 Cup sour cream
2 pkgs of Keebler Simply Shortbread Cookies (I used 1 pkg)
1 jar smuckers caramel topping (I used smuckers squeezable topping my second batch. WONDEROUS IDEA!!)
2 bags mini twix bars (I used 1 bag)
Caramel Buttercream Frosting
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
2 tsp of vanilla
half jar or container of smuckers caramel topping
2 lb bag of powdered sugar
To prepare frosting, add melted butter and vanilla into mixing bowl. While mixing, add half of powdered sugar and remaining caramel topping into bowl. Continue mixing on medium to medium-high speed. Continue adding powdered sugar until desired thickness of frosting achieved. Frosting needs to be thick enough to not drip off of mixing beater. When frosting is at desired thickness, place into piping bag (or I use a ziploc bag and cut a hole at the tip) to pipe the frosting on the cupcakes. Crunch/pummel/demolish the mini twix bars (using meat tenderizer was a good choice) and sprinkle the mini Twix pieces onto the top of each cupcake. Serve and ENJOY!
I ended up making more batter and frosting to create as a Thanksgiving dessert. Needless to say, they were delicious the second time as well!!
Hope this inspires you to make some yummy treats!!