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Candy Bar Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Candy Bar Peanut Butter Cookie Cups @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

I’m a candy bar lover, there’s no secret about that. I also adore peanut butter cookies, so adding a little chocolate candy bar to said cookie is a truly delicious combination. These are great for the holidays and perfect for impressing friends and relatives!

Candy Bar Peanut Butter Cookie Cups @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

While I think topping a peanut butter cookie is quite yummy, I’ll be honest, seeing some of the desserts that are stuffed with other desserts don’t look very appetizing to me. An Oreo cookie is amazing on its own, as is a chocolate chip cookie. But there’s something about baking an Oreo inside of a chocolate chip cookie that makes my stomach feel weird. I think they are two completely different types of cookies, so putting them together just seems like flavor overload and something would get lost in the translation. Maybe it’s just me.

Candy Bar Peanut Butter Cookie Cups @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

But I don’t feel that way about these. These are spectacular. Just the right amount of pizazz to add to a plain peanut butter cookie. I hope you like them!

Candy Bar Peanut Butter Cookie Cups @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Use a cookie scoop to measure out 1-inch dough balls. (full printable instructions at the end of this post)

Candy Bar Peanut Butter Cookie Cups @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Roll gently in your hands and add 1 ball to each muffin cup.

Candy Bar Peanut Butter Cookie Cups @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

I used these little bite sized candy bars. And no, this is not a sponsored post. :)

Candy Bar Peanut Butter Cookie Cups @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Remove from oven and gently push a piece of candy into each cookie cup.

Candy Bar Peanut Butter Cookie Cups @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Bake for another 4 minutes, or until light golden brown and surface of candies are beginning to melt. The FULL printable instructions for this recipe are below!

Hershey Drop Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

If you liked these, you’ll probably like these Hershey Drop Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies too!

Candy Bar Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Candy Bar Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Candy minis or bites: Milky Way, Rolo, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey's Drops

Instructions

  1. Grease a mini-muffin pan and preheat the oven to 325 F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat together butter, peanut butter, white sugar and brown sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to the sugar mixture.
  4. Use a cookie scoop to measure out 1-inch dough balls. Roll gently in your hands and add 1 ball to each muffin cup.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 11 minutes. Remove from oven and gently push a piece of candy into each cookie cup. Bake for another 4 minutes, or until light golden brown and surface of candies are beginning to melt.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes to allow them to set up. Remove from cups using a spoon and cool on wire racks.
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7 Responses to Candy Bar Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

  1. 1
    Mique says:

    Yum yum yum! Love these kind of cookies. Can’t wait to make some.

  2. 2
    Velva says:

    These are delightful! Perfect for a cookie exchange or to share during he holidays, Nice.

  3. 3
    Arlene says:

    I’d love to make these. How many cookies does the recipe yield? They look delish.

    • 3.1

      Hi Arlene. Honestly I didn’t record how many, sorry! That pan in the photo holds 24, but it’s been a while since I made them so I can’t remember if I did more than one. I guess I’ve just never worried about how many there were LOL

  4. 4
    kathy lacy says:

    If you have not tried the Oreo cookie and chocolate chip cookie you should YUMMY also try taking the Oreo cookie bake them into chewy brownies cut and wrap them in your chocolate chip dough and bake them again.
    The result is cookie heaven. OK a full blown sugar buzz too. The fact is these cookies only take one cookie to satisfy your taste buds for days.

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