March Madness Basketball Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cups

March Madness Basketball Cupcakes

March Madness is upon us and that means one thing to me… inviting my friends over for a party!

I’ve mentioned before about how I’m just not that into sports but with basketball it’s a little different. For one, I actually get the game more than football. And my college basketball team was decent.

And since my Aztecs from San Diego State were in March Madness last year I’m hoping to see them again this year! So in support of the guys in black and red I made these adorable little basketball player cupcakes.

Not only are they cute… but they’re super tasty too!

March Madness Basketball Cupcakes ingredients

What You’ll Need:

  • cupcakes
  • regular peanut butter cups
  • mini peanut butter cups
  • handful of chocolate chips
  • white piping frosting
  • colored frosting (think your favorite team!)

March Madness Basketball Cupcakes reeses

What You Do:

1. Bust out theĀ regular peanut butter cups and unwrap if they’re individuals.

March Madness Basketball Cupcakes decorating reeses

2. Starting on the edge of the peanut butter cup, make a loopy M to create the uniform outline.

March Madness Basketball Cupcakes piping on numbers

3. Using the color of your choice (for me it was Aztec red), write a few numbers onto the jerseys to complete the look.

March Madness Basketball Cupcakes glueing head

4. Melt a handful of chocolate chips. Grab the mini peanut butter cups and dip into melted chocolate.

March Madness Basketball Cupcakes adding head to large reeses

5. Press onto the top of M/jersey and let set. I placed my basketball players in the fridge for about 30 minutes to harden the chocolate a bit faster.

March Madness Basketball Cupcakes frosting

6. Frost cupcakes with a fun coordinating color to use as glue for basketball players.

March Madness Basketball Cupcakes add reeses to cupcake

6. Add the basketball players onto the frosted cupcakes. If the peanut butter cups start to lean back place a toothpick behind them to prop up.

What are your favorite munchies to enjoy during basketball season?

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  1. These look yummy and cute! I am going to add these to my list of stuff to try!! šŸ™‚

  2. These are so very clever!

  3. Oh these are cute and easy! I’m going to share with my basketball luvin girlfriend – thanks!!

  4. Those are so creative and fun & who doesn’t love Reese’s cups???


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