What’s For Dessert? Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 |  by

Did everyone have a Happy Halloween??! Are you fully filled with your share of sugar for the year??! Wondering what you’re going to do with that bucket load of candy sitting in your kids room??! I know I sure am! Honestly, it’s so much fun to get the kiddos dressed up and to take them around trick-or-treating, but then I stare at their buckets of candy and think, “There is no way I want them consuming all of this!” So what can we do? Turn that candy into cookies and give them away for someone else to consume! :D (Aren’t we so thoughtful?!)

Here’s a recipe to use up all those Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (which, honestly, are one of my favorite treats and therefore one of the hardest to give away… but a waistline has to do what a waistline has to do!). ;) These cookies are SO SO yummy! Soft, chewy, chocolate, and peanut butter cups. It doesn’t get much better. You’ll definitely want to give these a try!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

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  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (I think I used a devil’s food mix, but just pick your favorite)
  • 1 large egg (2 Tbsp egg powder + 4 Tbsp water)
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • Peanut Butter Cups, crumbled or cut into chunks (as much as you want!) :)


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Grease 1-2 cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the cake mix, egg, oil, and water. Mix until well blended. (Note in the picture below that this will make a really stiff dough. So when your dough gets really hard to stir, don’t worry… you’re doing it right. :) )
  3. Add your peanut butter cup chunks and mix till combined.
  4. Drop by small spoonfuls onto your cookie sheets, approximately 1-2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes. If you are baking two cookie sheets at a time, be sure to rotate them half way through. (Note: I found 11-12 minutes to be plenty of time, but my oven tends to run a little hot. Just keep an eye on them and don’t overbake or you’ll lose the softness of the cookie! *tragic!*)
  6. Remove from oven, allow to cool a few minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack. Enjoy!!

And, of course, there’s no need to stop at just peanut butter cups! Try some Butterfinger or Snickers cut up into chunks instead. They would be awesome! The sky’s the limit. :) Hope you enjoy!!

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  1. I have been looking for the perfect preparedness lists and blog for the longest time, and I think I just found it! You are doing such a great job! I’m definitely going to keep coming back!

    And this recipe actually sounds doable! Thanks for that! Sometimes this food storage thing can be a bit scary! This actually sounds so yummy!

  2. D- Those cookies sound dangerous!! Yum. If you really want to get rid of the candy, a lot of dentists will buy it fromt he kids. My kids’ dentist pays $1 lb. and then sends it to the troops. My kids are stoked about getting a buck or three and I am stoked they won’t be eating all that candy.

  3. Amme- That’s so cool that some dentists do that! I usually end up just tossing half the candy in the trash when the kids aren’t looking :) but your option sounds so much better. Thanks for sharing! :)

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