Miniature Peanut Butter Treats Recipe
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Miniature Peanut Butter Treats Recipe

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This recipe is one of my family's favorites, and I make these treats a lot, especially at Christmas. I have 3 children and 8 grandchildren, and every one of them loves those "peanut butter thingies", as the grandchildren call them! —Jodie McCoy, Tulsa, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:21 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 21 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • about 42 miniature peanut butter-chocolate cups

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 215 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 223mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the butter, sugars, egg, peanut butter and vanilla; beat until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and chill for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. Roll into walnut-sized balls; place in greased miniature muffin cups. Bake at 375° for 8-9 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven; gently press one peanut butter cup into each cookie, forming a depression. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Miniature Peanut Butter Treats in Country Extra May 1990, p47

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redcow User ID: 47124 243213
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2016

"I make these a couple of times of year, one being at Christmas. They are excellent. Very simple to make. I, too, like that you make your own dough, not store bought. If the dough was store bought, I probably would not make them. A hint that might be useful---you should IMMEDIATELY press the peanut butter cup into the cookie. I make it a point to have all the peanut butter cups unwrapped and waiting for the cookies to come out of the oven. One time I used a caramel cup chocolate candy and they were just as good."

lauripobanz User ID: 33298 226350
Reviewed May. 15, 2015

"I tried these using my own peanut butter cookie recipe which is very similar to this one. Now I'm making these for our son's graduation party! Very tasty, big hit with the kids."

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 223073
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2015

"I made these last night, they are a family favorite. My husband's mom always makes a variation of these at Christmas time. I love that these do not use a store bought dough (who needs the extra cost and processed ingredients when the recipe barely takes any time to put these together). The recipe does cut in half nicely as well. I used my size 60 scoop and they turned out perfect."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 221531
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"A peanut butter cup lovers dream! And so easy! Family and friends loved these and it's something I'll fix when I need a quick dessert....that's how easy they are!!!"

No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 215501
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"Yummy... easy to make! Will definitely make again!"

Aula User ID: 1127835 16772
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2014 Edited Nov. 8, 2014

"These are delicious. I used my teaspoon scoop and it made 6 dozen!

11/8/14 - I want to apologize for misleading, and correct my review. These treats are delicious. However, I made the dough ahead of time and baked a week later. The reason I got six dozen was because I doubled the recipe."

kermit8 User ID: 7231522 16611
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

"Super yummy and sooo easy to make. My family loved these!!!"

pmcollector User ID: 5329394 37197
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2014

"I I have made these and at Valentine's, you can get the heart shaped Reese's treats and they look so cute on these!"

mikeandyjamie User ID: 4068641 16771
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"I have made these for over 10 years but used the tubes of peanut butter cookie dough. Takes no time at all. A few years ago when they came out with the Simply Cookies I cut each one in half and rolled it into a ball for the perfect size. I am all for easy and this is it."

cookingmoose User ID: 1763160 16871
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"this recipe is very easy to make I would make this again and again I made this into a double batch any time I even add for Christmas decorations, Christmas candy sprinkles to add while the chocolate is still warm ."

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