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Peanut Butter Chip Tassies

Details

Time
3 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
Expert
Yields
36 cookies

Stir together oatmeal and peanut butter to create these delightful peanut butter bars. Packed with REESE'S Creamy Peanut Butter and topped with a crumbly oatmeal crust, these cookie bars are a great dessert for any occasion.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
1 hour
Bake Time
25 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour
Chill Time
1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 package
    cream cheese (3 oz.), softened
  • 1/2 cup
    butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1
    egg, slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup
    sugar
  • 3 Tbsps
    butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1-2/3 cups
    REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips (10-oz. pkg.), chopped*
  • 9
    red candied cherries, quartered (optional)

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
refrigerator refrigerator
muffin tin 1-3/4 inch muffin cups
oven oven
mixing bowl mixing bowl
measuring cup measuring cups
wire rack wire rack
bowl microwave-safe bowl
microwave microwave
1

Beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup butter in medium bowl; add flour, stirring until well blended. Cover; refrigerate about one hour or until dough is firm. Shape into 24 one-inch balls; place each ball into ungreased, small muffin cups (1-3/4 inches in diameter). Press dough evenly against bottom and sides of each cup.

2

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine egg, sugar, melted butter, lemon juice and vanilla in small bowl; stir until smooth. Add chopped peanut butter chips. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with mixture.

Tip

Do not chop peanut butter chips in food processor or blender.

3

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is set and lightly browned. Cool completely; remove from pan to wire rack. Garnish with candied cherries or Chocolate Drizzle, if desired. 3 dozen.

Chocolate Drizzle: Place 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips, HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips and 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and smooth when stirred.

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