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Candy Bar Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Candy Bar Peanut Butter Cookie Cups
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This recipe for adorable peanut butter cup cookies is made in a mini muffin tin, and perfect to bring to any social gathering. If you love chocolate and peanut butter recipes as much as us, you'll love these Candy Bar Peanut Butter Cookie Cups. You can use any candy you want - Milky Way, Rolo, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey's Drops, you name it. Keep switching it up so you'll never get sick of these bite-sized cups. Kids love them too!

Cooking Time15 min


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and grease a mini muffin pan.
  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.
  5. Roll gently in your hands and add 1 ball to each muffin cup.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 11 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and gently push a piece of candy into each cookie cup.
  8. Bake for another 4 minutes, or until light golden brown and surface of candies are beginning to melt.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes to allow them to set up.
  10. Remove from cups using a spoon and cool on wire racks.

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These are great! I just recently was introduced to the idea of cookie cups and I can see making up a few batches of these for friends and family for the holidays. I want to try these with a variety of the mini chocolate candies. I'm thinking that some of the Hershey miniatures like Mr. Goodbar and the Special Dark might work very well, too. Definitely something to keep in mind.


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