No matter how old you are, a cupcake is… well, positively delicious! Whether a recipe may have been handed down from grandparents or parents, cupcakes are a very special treat that can’t be ignored.

1 ½ cups Florida peanuts, toasted, salted & coarsely chopped

6 ounces dark chocolate, broken into pieces

1 chocolate cake mix, store bought or homemade

Chocolate frosting, store bought or homemade

Coarsely chop the peanuts and set aside. Prepare cupcake batter using box mix instructions, and fold in half of the chopped peanuts. Once the batter is prepared, place cupcake liners in the cupcake pan and fill ¾ full. Bake according to cupcake batter instructions and set aside to cool completely.

Place chocolate pieces in an oven-safe glass bowl. Set the bowl atop a small sauce pot with a ½ cup of simmering water, to create a double boiler. Stir continuously until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Carefully remove the bowl from the heat, (caution: it will be hot). Frost the cooled cupcakes and sprinkle the remaining chopped peanuts on top. Drizzle with the melted chocolate and serve.