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Feb
17
2011

Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Cookies….Literally 2 Ingredients!

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Wait until you get a load of my Reeses PB Cup cookies, they are quite comical actually….only 2 ingredients….PB Cups and an egg. No kidding, this was a recipe idea I just had to try and had NO idea if it was even going to turn out.

I was so anxious waiting for these to cool to see if they really were….well, a good cookie. I will tell you, they absolutely did not disappoint. They are thin, crispy around the edges and chewy in the center. Perfect for stacking and perfect with a tall glass of milk πŸ™‚

Hope you enjoy this funny little cookie recipe.

I bought three packages of these snack size Reeses Cups. A total of 24 individual cups. I’ve seen them at Target and Walmart, usually on sale for about $1 per package.

Glorious PB Cups!

Unwrap each little cup and try not to eat one in the process.

Break out your food processors folks! Add PB Cups to your processor and mix until smooth. Add your egg, and mix again until smooth.

You’ll get a dough that looks like this πŸ™‚

Grab your favorite cookie scoop and place them onto your baking sheet.

Press each cookie to about 1/2 inch in thickness and sprinkle with a touch of sea salt if you are crazy like me.

Let these bad boys cool completely and you’ll get these gorgeous stackers!

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Reeses Peanut butter Cup Cookies

24 snack size Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, usually comes in a pack of 8

1 large egg

Sea Salt if desired

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Unwrap all Reeses cups and place into a food processor. Pulse until smooth and combined. Add an egg and pulse until combined. With a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. With the heel of your hand, press each cookie down to about 1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until cooked through and edges start to crisp. Let cool for 15 minutes on baking sheet before removing to cooling rack.

Makes 12-14 cookies

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  1. 1

    Quickie…going to grab a box of Reeses peanut butter cookies!

  2. 2

    OMG… too easy! This is deadly.

  3. 3

    I am making these today for sure!!

  4. 4

    Ok, I need to try these immediately. How is the texture of the cookie?

  5. 5

    I love this idea! Especially good after Trick or treating and I don’t know what to do with all the peanut butter cups!

  6. 6

    What what? Only TWO ingredients!? And one of them is pb cups?! GENIUS. We cannot wait to try these.

  7. 7
    Matt says:

    ahh this looks amazing! I live in the UK and they don’t have the mini cups, just the normal size ones. How many normal ones do you think I’d need?

  8. 8
    Liz says:

    OMG! Doesn’t get any easier than that. Very impressive, in the simplest & most unique way possible πŸ™‚

  9. 9

    I may have to make a double batch, I am not sure I can share!

  10. 10

    I can’t wait to try these! You are so smart to think of this!

  11. 11

    craziness! I’m going to have to try it!

  12. 12

    What?! This is crazy…they look so delicious!

  13. 13

    Woah – I would never think to make cookies with just pb cups and an egg! they look perfect πŸ™‚

  14. 14

    Holy Toledo! I can’t imagine that this works, but there’s the proof. Gotta try it!

  15. 15
    Laura says:

    That is crazy, who would have thought? You are talented girl!

  16. 16
    Kara says:

    The trick to this recipe will be making sure I don’t eat all the Reese’s before the make it into the food processor! I can’t wait to try this!

  17. 17

    What a fabulous idea!!

    Is it wrong that I always have a bag of Reeses Cups laying around? They are pretty much a staple in my house.

    Grocery List: Eggs, milk, Reeses Cups

    I know, so weird, right? But then a recipe like this comes along and totally justifies it!!

  18. 18

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  19. 19
    EatLiveRun says:

    No idea how you came up with them, but they look fabulous and I’ll definitely be trying these soon!

  20. 20

    Great idea!
    Serious question…. Do you make a full batch of whatever recipe you are experimenting with?
    And what do you do with all the left over?
    I hate throwing stuff away…. My friends and coworkers are pretty much tired of me plumping them up πŸ™

    • 20.1
      Jenny says:

      Depends what I am experimenting with Melissa. I give LOTS of my stuff away since I cook and bake daily πŸ™‚ Neighbors, friends, school…..pretty much everyone I see, lol! I, however have no complaints from them, your co-workers and friends are tired of the treats?! What?! Lol!

  21. 21
    Sam says:

    I don’t have a food processor..can I just use a hand mixer?

    • 21.1
      Jenny says:

      Yes, a hand mixer should work fine, maybe crush up the PB cups before starting the mixer though πŸ™‚

      • 21.1.1
        jen says:

        i used a hand mixer…just a few minutes ago and i ended up throwing the bowl (plastic of course πŸ™‚ in the microwave to soften the pb cups up. I didnt see the comments about breaking them up! 1st pan is in the oven and hoping they turn out!!

  22. 22

    These are so simple but look and sound amazing! I am anxious to try these out myself!

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    Very clever, and really how could this possibly taste bad?

  25. 25
    Shana says:

    Super excited to try these Jenny since I have Celiac and cannot eat gluten (wheat) these will be a go to cookie for me! Thanks so much. I use a lot of your recipes and convert them to gluten free for me πŸ™‚

  26. 26

    I can’t even believe you even thought to put this together. But let’s just go ahead and stuff a PB cup in between two of those bad boys and bake that up too!

  27. 27

    Wow, very easy! Can’t wait to try this! Yum!!!

  28. 28

    How is this even possible with 2 ingredients? I’m so curious, they look so delicious. These are a must try. Thanks πŸ™‚ You’re always so inventive.

  29. 29
    Carole says:

    Heading into the kitchen

  30. 30
    Debbie says:

    Great for us gluten free families!

  31. 31

    You have to be freakin kidding me! This has to be the best recipe ever! 2 ingredients cookies?? WOW WOW WOW

  32. 32
    Mary says:

    These look like they’d make for great ice cream sandwiches πŸ™‚

  33. 33

    No freaking way!! These look amazing! I can’t believe it, this is the most inventive recipe I’ve ever seen!

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    Nancy Smith says:

    This is our favorite candy, I can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much for all of your great recipes.

  36. 36
    Chrissy says:

    Wow. This is genious!!! Thanks for sharing =)

  37. 37

    This recipe is perfect for ANY college student, looks simple and delicious–I am adding it to our Recipes and DIY Friday Link Drop tomorrow on CollegeCures.com.

    Check back tomorrow to see YOUR link for Reese’s PB Cup Cookies and other DIY links!

    Thanks for the recipe and we will be checking your site on the regular πŸ™‚

    Annie Maguire
    Managing Editor
    CollegeCures.com

  38. 38
    Ronna says:

    You are the most talented and creative cook, Jenny! I love your blog and your recipes!!!!!

  39. 39

    great idea…thanks for passing it along.

  40. 40

    Oh, these look great! I think I’d have to buy extras, there is no way I could open all those peanut butter cups without eating some!

  41. 41

    Jenny, this recipe is sooooo fun!! I bet it kept you up all night and had you busting out of bed to make these cookies. The ultimate stackers for sure!

  42. 42
    jennifer says:

    These cookies look amazing except I’m afraid if I try to make them, I’m going to wind up eating all of the reeses!

  43. 43
    Christina says:

    Amazing- two ingredients! Reeses is by far one of my favorite candies.

  44. 44
    trish says:

    OMG way too easy. I’m so bummed I’m allergic to peanuts! Any suggestions for a candy substitute?

  45. 45
    kirbie says:

    You are so creative! I can’t believe how easy and delicious these look. I’m going to buy some peanut butter cups just so I can make these!

  46. 46
    Kathryn says:

    I just used up all my Reese’s PB Cups making your Banana Peanut Butter Cup Cookies on Tuesday! Time to stock up again!

  47. 47

    Just finished dinner and I so want one of these!

  48. 48
    Hilary says:

    Never would have picked out the 2 ingredients from looking at the cookie! Reminds me of the pb cookie recipe with egg, flour and pb.

  49. 49
    brian says:

    YUM!
    I love reese’s, peanut butter, and cookies all 3 in one!
    BAM!

  50. 50
    Shana says:

    OK so I was excited to see these this morning on the blog and I went out on purpose bought the PB cups and made this for dessert. LOVED them!!! My son and I have to eat gluten free and these made our day. Thanks again!!

  51. 51
    CaSaundra says:

    Wow–love this! Simple yet stunning πŸ™‚

    p.s. Would you mind taking a minute to vote for my Pink Velvet POM cupcake here:
    http://www.pomwonderful.com/cupcakecontest/
    And spread the word if you’d like–thanks a million!

  52. 52

    Your recipes never cease to amaze me! I am a major Reese’s fan too πŸ™‚

  53. 53
    Janie says:

    Oh My goodness! now I have to try them just to DO it! They look amazing too…

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    Jessica says:

    These look amazing! Beautiful photos as always!!!

  56. 56
    beatrix says:

    Hmm..how easy is that…seriously? Too cool.

  57. 57
    Candy says:

    What a fun recipe! I just picked up the same tea towels at Target to use for blog photos!

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    Tan Wen Min says:

    OMG! Thank you so so much…there were so many leftover Reese cookies from Christmas..have no idea what to do with it..thanks for this brilliant idea…=)

  60. 60

    Wow, these are so easy! And totally have my name written all over them πŸ™‚

  61. 61
    Amanda says:

    This is one of those recipes that you see and think. Oh my gosh. I must make this now. It’s so outta this world creative! Love it! πŸ™‚

  62. 62

    You need a doctor. These ideas of yours are going to destroy the world! (Awesome, awesome.)

  63. 63

    This is so creative! Who knew you could make a cookie with just those 2 ingredients?! Delicious!

  64. 64
    Tracy says:

    Cookies don’t get easier than this!

  65. 65
    Heather T. says:

    Holy Moly Batman! I am so excited to try these! I love your site! You do amazing things with food! Thanks for sharing all your delish ideas! I have a coupon blog and every Saturday I have a do a post called “Sweet Tooth Saturday” and this recipe will be on it tomorrow! Check it out! http://dixiecouponchicks.blogspot.com/

    Thanks again, Heather

  66. 66
    Sharlene says:

    This is definitely the easiest cookie I’ve ever seen. Looks amazing!

  67. 67
    jcsmama says:

    WOW! this is extremely ingenious! love it and NEED to try asap! I guess I will be adding Reeses cups to the shopping list…lol…thanks for sharing this one!

  68. 68
    Eileen says:

    Reeses are my forever favorite. I can only imagine how these cookies are going to taste. They look delish!

  69. 69
    pj says:

    Yummy… These were a hit tonight . Thanks =)

  70. 70
    Debbie says:

    So easy (except keeping everyone from eating the candy while unwrapping them). They were a big hit with my 4 kids and the hubby. Thanks for the recipe!

  71. 71

    These look awesome. Can’t wait to try them!

  72. 72
    nicole says:

    i am so glad I found your blog, I can’t believe that you can turn a peanut butter cup ( my favorite ever) into a cookie! brilliant! thank you!

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  74. 74
    Kelly says:

    oh em gee. made these with my girlfriends this weekend…needless to say there were no leftovers. absolutely amazeballs! still drooling thinking about them!

  75. 75
    Stephanie says:

    I love ANYTHING PB….and these look delightful!!!! YUMMY!

  76. 76
    Kathy says:

    These are in the oven right now baking… I only have a hand mixer, and I just gotta say.. That was a disaster. I crushed them up prior to using the mixer, but chocolate started flying everywhere, in my hair, on the wall, etc.. Plus there are still chunks that I can get out.. I cooked them just because I went through all the other work, I’m hoping they come out OK!

  77. 77
    Kim says:

    OMG! I have some in the oven now! Can’t believe how easy they are. I’m planning to make a double batch for my trivia team this weekend!

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    Not sure how i missed this post but oh my, glad i saw it!!! I was just at Target AND the groc store today, too. Darn.

    I will be going back πŸ™‚

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  82. 82
    cailen says:

    they look delicious! and so simple!! i’m definitely going to have to whip those up sometime. i LOVE reeses : )

    great blog!
    cailen
    http://www.cailenascher.blogspot.com

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    Lisa says:

    I was excited to try this recipe because A. love Reese’s and B. intrigued by just 2 ingredients. So I scooped out 12 cookies and baked exactly according to directions. I took them out at 14.5 minutes because I could see they were browning on the edges. And yes, my oven is professionally calibrated -I am an avid baker. We were sadly disappointed as they had very little flavor remaining which, is often the case with a peanut butter cookie. There was enough dough remaining to make 3 more cookies. I scooped them onto the silpat, did not squish them and baked for 12 minutes. These cookies were considerably improved! They hung onto that Reese’s flavor better, were moist and chewy on the inside with an external crisp. They were not flat as pictured above. I have a few recipes that make flat crisp cookies and I love those too, but I think the peanut butter flavor comes through with a shorter baking time. Thought I would mention this for anyone else trying this recipe. Thanks for something interesting to try!

  85. 85
    sooyoung says:

    My friend just sent me your blog and I’ve been drooling over every single dessert since (esp the peanut butter ones). I can’t decide which one I want to make first, but it may be the s’mores cookies (I insanely decided to ban myself from peanut butter for a bit). Thanks for all the great ideas!

  86. 86

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    anna says:

    These look great! I don’t have a large food processor, I wonder if it would work to make them in a stand mixer?

  88. 88
    jamietal says:

    Hi πŸ™‚
    These look incredible! I really wanna make these but i have a dilema:
    I’m from Australia and they dont sell the snack packs, only the mini ones or the packets of 2. What do i do?
    Thanks πŸ™‚
    xxx

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  91. 91
    Betsy says:

    My mom and I tried to make these tonight … we checked on them after ten minutes and they were completely burnt πŸ™ so sad i really wanted to try them!!

  92. 92

    Those look insanely good. I found you on Pinterest. Going to go have a look around now. πŸ™‚

  93. 93
    char says:

    I didnt really care for these. I can tell there was just something missing, needed one more ingredient or something. Not one of my favorites sorry.

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    Bingu says:

    can you use anything other than reeses?

  96. 96
    Jenn says:

    I made these the other day, and I was pretty disappointed. They came out extremely bland, but they did have a good texture. I followed the directions exactly and cooked them for the right amount of time but they were terrible. My husband and I wish we had just eaten the cups instead of turning them into cookies. Any suggestions?

  97. 97
    Della says:

    I may be trying this with the Reese’s eggs (or pumpkins, or trees…) because I don’t like the proportion of chocolate to PB in standard Reese’s cups. I’m just hoping it comes out the same. Thanks for the idea!!

  98. 98
    Marina says:

    These look delicious! Definitly going to try these tonight!

  99. 99

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    Carla says:

    I wonder can you use Sugar Free PB cups? I will definitely try. **Fingers crossed**

  101. 101
    Carol says:

    Hi,
    Just wanted to say these are so much better if they are broken up in each package before putting them in a bowl..then by using a wooden spoon, crunched up some more..then use a mixer to mix together with the egg, leaving some of the chocolate as chocolate chunks. Altogether different cookie and is soooo good!!

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    Susan says:

    Although a bit skeptical at first, I tried these the other night and they were deliciouso!!! I did have a couple of questions though…I had a hard time with the food processor. Pulse a couple of times then all the cups were mashed around the side and bottom of the processor. It was a bit better after I added the egg. Would this work as well in a mixer with maybe a bread hook or similar attachment. I know our Kitchen Aid mixer has a bread hood and a pretzel looking attachment that would probably work.

    The second problem was that they were SUPER sticky. Why is this? I am by no means a chef and really only follow recipes to cook LOL

    I used regular salt and they were ok. I am sure sea salt would have been a bit better but it didn’t hurt the cookie.

    The only other thing was that my cookies baked like 4 minutes faster, but I am sure that is just a difference in the oven/pans.

    You make some AMAZING stuff!!! I love reading your posts!!!

    Susan

    • 103.1
      Alana says:

      My dough was a little sticky also, Susan. After putting the dough in the freezer for 10-15 minutes I found they were alot more easy to shape

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    Erin says:

    You are a certified genius! I am heading to the store now!

  106. 106
    Alana says:

    Such a super simple and delicious recipe! Put the whole thing together and had them baked and out of the oven in 30 minutes, maybe less πŸ™‚

    Thanks for a great, easy recipe!

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    Cat says:

    Any adjustments needed for high elevation? I’m trying to imagine a melty gooey mess… and what that would be like to clean up.

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    Renee says:

    My hubby loves PB cups… I can’t wait to make these for him. I’m also wondering if you could try this with other types of candy bars–milky way, snickers, butterfinger, etc. I May have to do some experimenting.

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