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REESE'S Peanut Butter Chip Temptations


2 hours
Skill Level
40 cookies

Get out your muffin tin and bake the best peanut butter cookies you've ever tasted. Each one contains a chocolate peanut butter cup inside.

Ingredients & Directions

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


  • About 40
    REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures or 12 (0.75 oz. each) REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups, quartered
  • 1/2 cup
    butter or margarine 1 (stick), softened
  • 1 cup
    REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips
  • 2/3 cup
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1
  • 3/4 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsps
    baking soda
  • 1/2 cup
    nuts chopped (finely)
  • 1/3 cup
    granulated sugar (for rolling)

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
muffin cup tin muffin cup tin
muffin liner paper muffin cups
bowl microwave-safe bowl
microwave microwave
measuring cup measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
wire rack wire rack

Heat oven to 350° F. Remove wrappers from peanut butter cups. Line small muffin cups (1-3/4 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.


Place butter and peanut butter chips in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Add brown sugar, egg and vanilla, beating until well blended. Stir in flour, baking soda and nuts, blending well.


Shape dough into 40 equal (about 1 inch) balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place one in each paper-lined muffin cup.


Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven; immediately press peanut butter cup into center of each cookie. Cool completely in muffin pan. Makes 40 cookies.

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