Are you looking for new after-school snack ideas? Or maybe you’re just looking for an extra special treat for your kids’ first day back? Twinkle VanWinkle has the winning treat for such an occasion: PBJ Cupcakes! Not only do they have two all-time favorite kid ingredients (peanut butter and jelly), these cupcakes are also remarkably healthy. Whole-wheat flour in the cake adds an extra nutritional boost, applesauce cuts back on the amount of oil required, and they are dairy-free, which means they are lower fat. The filling is quite simple: cut a hole in the center of the cupcakes and add peanut butter. The frosting is buttercream made with strawberry preserves, which can be made healthier by using sugar-free preserves. And of course, add some colorful sprinkles and fresh, sliced strawberry to make this treat even more enticing (as if it weren’t already!).
CandidCupcake on August 14th, 2011 . Filed under: Cupcake Ideas .