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REESE'S Peanut Butter and Chocolate Temptation Cookies


1 hour 30 minutes
Skill Level
40 cookies

These are no ordinary cupcakes. Each alluring peanut butter and chocolate creation has a REESE'S Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup in their center. And best of all: they’re no-fuss. So you can bake up an impressive batch without breaking out the icing bag.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
27 minutes
Bake Time
11 minutes
Cool Time
30 minutes


  • 40
    REESE'S Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures
  • 1/2 cup
    butter or margarine (1 stick), softened
  • 1/2 cup
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup
    REESE’S Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S Special Dark Cocoa
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
small muffin cup tin small muffin cup tin
muffin cups muffin cups
mixing bowl mixing bowl
mixer mixer
measuring cups measuring cups
refrigerator refrigerator
wire rack wire rack

Heat oven to 375° F. Remove wrappers from candies. Line small muffin cups (1-3/4 inches in diameter) with paper or foil bake cups, if desired.


Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, egg and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. (if necessary, refrigerate dough about 15 minutes or until firm enough to handle.) Shape dough into 40 equal balls (about 1 inch each); place one in each paper-lined or ungreased muffin cup. Do not flatten.


Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until puffed and set. Remove from oven; immediately press peanut butter cup in center of each cookie. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

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