Peanut Butter Cup Surprise Cookies

Hey everyone. It’s hard to believe tonight is already here. I leave for NY tomorrow morning. I’ve been dying to go to NY for years and I finally get my chance. I’ll be sure to post pictures of some adventures my sister and I get into. There is a huge storm brewing up here, so I’m going to make this snappy before my internet goes out.

Since I’m off to have some fun this weekend, I thought it would be fitting to post something that has fun written all over them. These cookie cups will not disappoint. They are so EASY and done in no time at all. The peanut butter cookie dough consists of a whopping 3 ingredients. Do try them and let the kids help, it’s a breeze of a recipe! Does it get any better than Reeses Peanut Butter Cups tucked inside warm peanut butter cookie dough? I think not!

Have a great weekend everyone, I’ll see you next week for some NY pics! I can hardly wait to get my hands on one of those Levain cookies, woo hoo!

Peanut Butter Cup Surprise Cookies

1 Cup creamy peanut butter

1 Cup sugar

1 egg

12 mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, unwrapped

36 mini marshmallows

1 Cup semi sweet chocolate chips

2-3 Tablespoons heavy cream

1/4 Cup mini M&M’s

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place peanut butter, sugar and egg into a large bowl and mix until well combined. Scoop dough evenly into a 12 count mini cheesecake pan or mini muffin pan. Cook for 13-15 minutes until almost done. Remove from oven and press a peanut butter cup into the center of each cookie until flush with cookie top. Top each cookie with 3 mini marshmallows and return to oven for 2-3 more minutes or until marshmallows are puffed. Remove and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

2. Place chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals until melted smooth. Stir in 2-3 Tablespoons heavy cream until silky and smooth. You can return back to microwave for 15 seconds to get a thinner consistency. Spoon chocolate over top of puffed marshmallows and sprinkle with mini M&M’s.

12 cookie cups

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60 Responses
  1. jill

    I stumbled across your blog site and keep finding myself coming back to check it out-all of your recipes look amazing-especially your desserts!

  2. Lindsey Springfield

    These are rich, but oh so yummy!! You are amazing Jenny! (BTW – I am Tiffany Phelps’ sister in law). I love all of your recipes! -Lindsey

  3. Whitney R

    I’m a bit late, obviously since it’s November. But I just had a friend – I think a relative to the Fletcher in the last comment that gave me these. I LOVE THEM. They are so good. I am going to make them over and over and over.

  4. Megan Fletcher

    I’ve made these twice now. EXCELLENT reviews! Everyone loves them! I have one question for you–your recipe says this makes 12 mini muffin size cups, right? I can’t imagine making it into 12…I make 24, the # of wells on my pan. Do I have something wrong? Just wanted to make sure. Love your blog and all the recipes!!!

  5. Katrina

    Made these today. They are GREAT! Please spray the muffins tins with cooking spray! I tried some without and some with and they definitely need the spray. Really fun. I switched up a few things, like what is inside and the candy on top. I’ll be trying to get it blogged soon and give you major props for a fun, yummy treat!

  6. Tasty Trends

    my mouth is watering looking at those pictures! i love love love peanut butter! i will definitely have to try this one out!

    have a great time in NY!

  7. Katie's blog

    I love the look of those cookies!!! Have fun in NY – I was there a couple of years ago and plan on going again this next summer! Havce a great time!

  8. Rolyndia

    I knew I should have looked on your site before going to the store. DANG!!!!! Have a great time in NY. I hope to go there one day also.

  9. ~Priscilla~

    wow, these look so good. will be making them this week. have a great time in NY, hopefully you have nice fall weather!

  10. Katrina

    Total yumminess! Gonna have to try these. I love the cut open one and it’s slightly underdone look.
    Have a super time in NY. I just went for the first time in April and LOVED it–also really liked the Levain cookie. Ya gotta go to Jacques Torres and try his, too. Two totally different kinds of ccc’s but both great!
    I’m going back to NY in Nov. and can’t wait!
    Be safe and have a blast!

  11. Dawn

    Those are just adorable! I would eat way too many of them in one sitting.
    Have a blast in NYC. Yes, go to the Levain Bakery…I loved it there. They are expensive, but you’ll see how easy it is to recreate those infamous CC cookies at home.
    Make sure to go to a Papaya King; there are a bunch of them around NYC. You’ll love it there, ask any New Yorker.

  12. Pam

    Amazing! I am bookmarking this recipe – my kids and husband would love these little beauties. Have a wonderful time in NY!

  13. Cami D.

    Oh my goodness…those look delicious but there is NO way I will make them – because I’d probably eat more than 1! Seriously Jenny girl how to you stay so thin with recipes like these!? Ha ha LOVE EM!

    Have TONS of fun in NY..I love it there!!

  14. Live.Love.Eat

    You’re right, these look super fun. The color and everything!!! Have a safe trip and enjoy!!! Jenny – you MUST eat a knish from a corner vendor in Manhatta if you never had as well as a pretzel and a hot dog with onions. But definitely the knish.

  15. carol

    You girls have a FANTASTIC time in the “Big Apple”….I know you’ll find PLENTY to do and see!
    These are the cutest cookies-and oh those photos are making my mouth water…wait until my daughter sees these(she loves your blog too!)-her boys will love them….the 2 little ones AND the big one she’s married to!!!! 🙂

  16. Steph

    Have a blast in NY Jenny, I’m so jealous!!! I haven’t been in years, and it is my all time favorite place. These cookies are adorable and look sooo delish! Have a safe trip!

  17. Mary Ann

    Okay, Jenny, these are seriously too cute! These are definitely going to be an after school snack for next week. Have a great trip! Can’t wait to see pics!

  18. Patsyk

    Jenny -have a great trip! We’ve got a bit of rain headed our way, but hopefully it will pass us by and you can enjoy the nice cool weather we’ve been having lately! Can’t wait to read what you did while out this way!

    Those peanut butter cup cookies look awesome! May have to do some baking with the boys this weekend and give them a try! I just love your recipes!

  19. Leslie

    Oh my..what a great twist on the classic cookie! You are one smart cookie…and speaking of cookies..ohhh I am so very jealous you get to taste The famous Levain sure to take lots of pictures! Dont get tooooo crazy;)

  20. HoneyB

    Be safe Jenny! You will be so close yet so far still from me!

    Do you think if I made these PB treats for seminar the kids would love me forever? lol I just may have to try it and find out!

  21. Clumbsy Cookie

    Oh Jenny! I don’t know what’s more exiting, going to NY or these babies, lol! They’re a kid’s dream, and mine as well ;)!
    Have a lot of fun in NY, plase report back! Have one Levain for me! Can’t wait to see pictures!

  22. Andrea and Casey

    Your little boys are lucky. You make them the best treats! I bet they would think it’s weird for a mom not to take pictures of everything you make. 🙂 The pictures are always delicious looking.

  23. Emiline

    Your cookies look great!

    Have a wonderful time in New York! I’ll actually be there at the same time. That’s so funny! What a coincidence.
    Hey, maybe we’ll bump into each other at Levain.

  24. Emily

    Jenny this may sound corny but your food always looks sooo uplifting and just beautiful! What a pick me up after non of my pictures turn out to see your amazing shots and recipes! Have fun in NY and happy cookie munching!

  25. Heidi

    YUM! I can’t wait to try these! Although I think I got rid of my mini muffin tin….now I need to go get another one! 🙂

  26. Melanie Anne

    My little boys would go nuts over these! I will have to make them this weekend! Have a great time in NY–I am jealous!

  27. RJHnrksn

    I love these little cookies. We make them with the store bought dry mix peanut butter cookie dough, and it works out great as well!

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