Malted Milk Chocolate Cupcakes

Malted Milk Chocolate Cupcakes - Both the cupcakes and the frosting are infused with malted milk powder. |

Since I was little, I always viewed Easter candy in three tiers: peanut butter meltaway eggs, Reese’s peanut butter eggs, and everything else. Give me chocolate and peanut butter candy and I’ll be a happy camper. While I lump everything else together in one bucket, there was one candy that got a slight edge over everything else – malted milk balls. It was a curious choice for me since I typically shy away from crunchy kinds of candy, but I’ve always been smitten with that classic malt flavor.

I’ve had malted chocolate cupcakes on my to-do list for at least two years, and thought that making them for Easter would be a fitting tribute to one of my favorite non-peanut butter candies.

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Grandma’s Fried Dough Pastries

My grandma's recipe for fried dough - an Easter tradition when I was little! |

Growing up, our family had the same routine every year on Good Friday – we would go to church in the afternoon, go home and relax, then head over to my grandma’s around dinnertime. Her kitchen would be overflowing with her usual Easter fare – pigu, bacon and cheese bread, and this fried dough.  The bacon and cheese bread was off-limits until the following day since it had meat, but everything else was fair game. We’d usually order a cheese pizza and then hunker down to watch a movie. Sometimes it was Easter-related, but I distinctly remember one year watching Stephen King’s The Stand. That turned into an entire weekend event and some crazy dreams!

I can remember a huge tray piled high with this fried dough sitting out in her kitchen, and then again at my mom’s on Easter Day. My grandma only ever made it for Easter, and I would waste no time devouring this once-a-year treat.

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158 Easter Recipes

158 Easter Recipes

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Oatmeal-Raisin Snack Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting |

Oatmeal-Raisin Snack Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting + Quaker Oats GIVEAWAY!

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Mrs. Dill's Chocolate Cake - An old family recipe! |

Mrs. Dill’s Chocolate Cake

Two days after we came home from the hospital with Joseph, my grandparents came to visit and meet their very first great-grandchild. My grandma brought us a chocolate cake and...

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Crock-Pot Steak Fajitas Recipe - Only 10 minutes of prep time! |

Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas

Over the last 18 months, I have become seriously addicted to my slow cooker. Prior to that, the only thing I really used it for was to make our...

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