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Cookies

These Reese’s Puffs Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfectly crispy with the slightest hint of peanut butter from the cereal. You have to try them!
Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

There is nothing like a batch of homemade cookies. The cookie dough, the warm cookies right out of the oven. Just doesn’t get much better! Sharing one of my favorite cookie recipes with you today that you are going to LOVE. I added some Reese’s Peanut Butter Puff’s to the dough and these are delicious!

Try my Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies too! Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

To make the best chocolate chip cookies, you want to start with the best ingredients. Make sure your eggs are fresh, you have pure vanilla extract and real butter. These are some of my must do’s when making my cookie recipes. Invest in a nice cookie sheet from your favorite kitchen store. I really enjoy the ones from Williams Sonoma or Sur La Table. It’s also helpful to have a great cookie scoop. I look for a medium sized one that gives me uniform cookies when placing onto my baking sheet.

These really are some of the best chocolate chip cookies. Love the texture with the cereal and buttery crisp edges. A family favorite for sure. I had all of my ingredients and I was ready to start my cookies!!

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

This dough is amazing!!!

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I mean come on!!!

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

With this recipe, I’ve included one of my favorite simple buttercream recipes that you can use to make a chocolate chip cookie sandwich. You spread a couple tablespoons onto a cookie, top with another cookie then press some Reese’s Peanut Butter Puff’s Cereal onto the buttercream. These are decadent and perfect for entertaining your family and friends.

Be sure to store any leftovers in an airtight container, chilled in the refrigerator or at room temperature on the kitchen counter.

Reese’s Puffs Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

These Reese's Puffs Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfectly crispy with the slightest hint of peanut butter from the cereal. You have to try them!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best cookie recipes, chocolate chip cookie recipe, peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter chocolate chip cookies recipe, peanut butter cookies easy, peanut butter cookies recipe, peanut butter crunch cookies, peanut butter crunchy cookies, the best chocolate chip cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 303 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely ground Reese’s Peanut Butter Puffs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Peanut Butter Buttercream
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cream butters and sugars in large bowl or stand mixer. Add eggs and vanilla beating until well combined. Stir in flour, cereal, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips. Using a medium-large cookie scoop at least 2 tablespoons, scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet at least 1 inch apart from each other. Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden edges and baked through. Let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before transferring.
  3. If making cookie sandwiches, prepare frosting. In a medium mixing bowl, cream peanut butter and butter until smooth. Stir in powdered sugar until thick and spreadable. Spoon frosting on inside of one cookie and top with a second cookie. Place Reese’s Puff Cereal on outside of frosting if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Reese’s Puffs Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 186mg8%
Potassium 205mg6%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Dinner

My Parmesan Pecan Chicken Tenders are a nice healthy lunch or dinner recipe to add to your menu! The entire family will love these flavorful homemade tenders.
Chicken Tenders

Chicken Tenders

These chicken tenders are just what your dinner menu needs this week! Packed with flavorful Parmesan and ground pecans, they are flavorful and crisp! Be sure to check out my spicier chicken tender recipe too! My family goes nuts for homemade chicken tenders so I knew I wanted to make a healthy pecan coated version.

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Chicken Tenders

Place your Fisher Pecan Halves and parmesan cheese into a food processor. Pulse until finely ground.

How To Make Chicken Tenders

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Place pecans and Parmesan into a food processor. Pulse until well combined. Place into a large shallow dish and stir in bread crumbs, salt, pepper and smoked paprika.
  3. Press chicken strips into pecan mixture, coating both sides. Place coated chicken strips into hot saute pan. Cook each side for about 3-5 minutes, until cooked through and browned. Remove strips from skillet and let cool on a baking rack or paper towel lined plate. Serve warm.

Chicken Tenders

Place into a bowl and add your bread crumbs and seasonings.

Chicken Tenders

Press your chicken tenders into pecan mixture, coating each side generously.

Chicken Tenders

Place coated chicken tenders into an olive oil drizzle hot skillet. Let cook and brown on both sides until cooked through. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauces. They also are great sliced up over salad and pasta. Enjoy!

Chicken Tenders

Tips

*Make sure your skillet is preheated nice and hot before adding coated chicken tenders. This helps with that nice crispy crust.

*The last couple minutes of cooking tenders in skillet, turn them on their sides to get all sides golden. Takes just a minute on each side.

*Serve with a variety of dipping sauces such as Ranch Dressing, a mix of Ranch Dressing and Sriracha and straight Sriracha. Lots of great options.

How To Serve Chicken Tender Recipes

You’ve got lots of options actually. My chicken tenders are great by themselves with some dipping sauces. You could also serve them with a nice salad and breadsticks. One more option for you is some homemade mashed potatoes.

Parmesan Pecan Chicken Tenders
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken fingers, chicken strips, chicken tender recipes, chicken tenders, homemade chicken fingers, homemade chicken tenders
Servings: 8
Calories: 236 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1 cup Fisher Pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Place pecans and Parmesan into a food processor. Pulse until well combined. Place into a large shallow dish and stir in bread crumbs, salt, pepper and smoked paprika.
  3. Press chicken strips into pecan mixture, coating both sides. Place coated chicken strips into hot saute pan. Cook each side for about 3-5 minutes, until cooked through and browned. Remove strips from skillet and let cool on a baking rack or paper towel lined plate. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Parmesan Pecan Chicken Tenders
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 338mg15%
Potassium 273mg8%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
It was such a pleasure partnering with Fisher Nuts to bring you this recipe. This post was in partnership with Fisher Nuts, Feb 2015, however thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

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Sharing one of our favorite peanut butter rice krispie treats today! These Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars could not be more delicious! They make the perfect back-to-school weekend dessert.

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
These peanut butter rice krispie treats are so simple to prepare and make the perfect sweet snack for the family! I used Chocolate Cheerios and Reese’s Puff’s to make a crispy, chewy treat everyone loves!

Try my Funfetti Rice Krispie Treats too! Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

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Skillet Baked Mac and Cheese with Bacon Pretzel Topping

Skillet Baked Mac and Cheese

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Sharing our favorite baked mac and cheese today! My Skillet Baked Mac and Cheese with Bacon Pretzel Topping is a perfect dinner that everyone will love!

Baked Mac and Cheese
Baked mac and cheese is so dreamy!! There’s nothing I love more than creating an ultra cheesy mac and cheese recipe. I thought it would be sinfully delicious to add crunchy bacon and a buttery cracker crumb topping. You are going to love this one!

Try my Perfect Mac and Cheese Recipe! Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

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Mexi-Style Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Pasta

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Pasta Bake

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This Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Pasta Bake is an easy weeknight dinner idea the whole family is going to love! It’s my favorite way to enjoy a grilled cheese and tomato soup.
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Casserole
There’s nothing I love more than a new simple to prepare weeknight dinner recipe!  This pasta bake recipe brings two of my favorite combinations together into a fantastic weeknight dinner idea!

Try my Chicken Caprese Pasta Bake too!  Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

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Cheesy Mediterranean Bacon Quesadilla

Cheesy Mediterranean Bacon Quesadilla

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Sharing a favorite Veggie Quesadilla today! Treat yourself to my buttery crisp Cheesy Mediterranean Bacon Veggie Quesadilla this week. You’ll be glad you did 🙂

Veggie Quesadilla

This quesadilla stuffed with veggies and bacon is such a delicious lunch or light dinner! Is there anything better than a hot off the skillet, flavor packed, cheesy and buttery crisp quesadilla? I have fond memories as a kid enjoying my mom’s quesadillas and this recipe is one of my favorite ones yet!  This one does not disappoint and takes just minutes to prepare with some amazing ingredients. Break out your favorite large skillet and let the deliciousness begin.

Try my Steak Fajita Quesadilla too!  Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

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Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle Recipe

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle Recipe

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This fruity and delicious Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle is the perfect dessert for summer! Your family and friends will love the colorful layers.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle Recipe
You are in for such a treat with my Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle recipe!  Summer is such a great time to entertain. You’ll generally find us around the pool with friends daily enjoying great meals together.  I put together a beautiful summer trifle that’s super easy to make. Gorgeous berries layered with sweet whipped cream and soft vanilla cake pieces make for a delicious dessert to serve all summer long.

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Mexican Style Lasagna

Mexican Style Lasagna

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Sharing my favorite lasagna recipe with a twist today!  This Mexican Style Lasagna makes the perfect weeknight dinner for the whole family! Flavor packed and simple lasagna recipe to prepare.

Lasagna Recipe

Nothing like a good lasagna recipe a little different than traditional lasagna!  My Mexican Style Lasagna Recipe is such a perfect weeknight dinner!  Easy dinner ideas are my favorite kind of recipes, this one is the perfect quick fix meal for the whole family!

Be sure to try my Cheesy Sausage Skillet Lasagna too!  Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

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Jenny Flake

Welcome to Picky Palate, my online kitchen! You'll usually find me with a cookie in one hand and a salad in the other. It's all about the balance :) The recipes you'll see are my creations. The Picky Palate Cookbook is now available. Enjoy!