Cute Valentine’s Bear Cupcakes to Bake

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Cupcakes are the perfect way to celebrate and these Bear Cupcakes are ideal for Valentine’s Day. These are by far one of the kids favourite Valentine’s Day Recipes that I make at home and they love sharing them with friends and family as well – just make sure to double up the batch of vanilla cupcakes and you will do well.

valentines bear cupcakes with easy to make reeses cup bears

Made with Reeses Cups these are simple so cute and easy perfect for sharing with those that you love.

So here we go – How to Decorate these Valentine’s Bear Cupcakes.

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Valentine’s Cupcakes

set of cute valentine's bear cupcakes

We’ve used a vanilla cupcake box mix to make these as sometimes we all know being a mom means that there is little time left to do everything and box mixes make it so simple to do.

Yield: 21 cupcakes

Valentine's Day Bear Cupcakes

Valentine's Bear Cupcakes to Decorate with simple Reese's Cup Bears that you can make at home

Easy to decorate Reeses Cup Bear Cupcakes for Valentine's Day. Great for class parties and sharing with your loved ones.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • Jar of Chocolate Frosting
  • 21 regular size Reese peanut butter cups, unwrapped
  • 1 package of small edible eyes
  • 2 8oz bag of Ghirardelli chocolate wafers, set aside 42 for the ears
  • 1 bag of pink wilton candy melts
  • 21 brown M&M's


  1. Bake the vanilla cupcakes according to the box mix instructions.
  2. Once cooked remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  3. Spoon the chocolate frosting into a bag.
  4. Remove 42 chocolate wafers from the Ghirardelli bags and place onto a cutting board.
  5. Using a microwave safe bowl, melt 1 cup of the chocolate wafers in increments of 30 seconds, mixing after each time until melted and smooth
  6. Scoop into the piping bag and set aside
  7. Place one unwrapped Reese peanut butter cup onto the cutting board
  8. Cut the tip off the piping bag and pipe a small dollop of chocolate onto the lower center of the peanut butter cup
  9. Place a pink wafer onto the chocolate dollop. This is the mouth and nose of the bear
  10. Pipe two dollops of chocolate above the pink wafer for the eyes
  11. Place two eyes onto the two chocolate dollops
  12. Pipe a small dollop of chocolate onto the "M" side of the "M&M" and then place onto the center of the pink wafer
  13. Using the small round fondant cut out a half shaped moon out of the bottom of the chocolate wafers.
  14. Pipe a line of chocolate onto the cut part of the chocolate wafer
  15. Place the chocolate wafer onto the upper left and right corner of the peanut butter cup for the ears
  16. Repeat steps with remaining Reese cups
  17. Allow to dry for 10 minutes
  18. While the bears are drying, pipe frosting onto the cooled cupcakes
  19. Once the 10 minutes is up, carefully place the bears onto the middle of the frosting and lightly push down into the frosting.
  20. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 580Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 194mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 4gSugar: 64gProtein: 8g

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