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Miniature Peanut Butter Treats Recipe

Miniature Peanut Butter Treats Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Miniature Peanut Butter Treats

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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."

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."

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."

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!!!"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

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

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."

Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

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

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!"

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."

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 ."

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"These treats were easy to make and are very tasty. I will make them again."

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"EXCELLENT!! I've always wanted to make these, and they came out great, I am on my third batch, will make every year!"

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2009

"exactly what I was hoping for in these cookies! My family loves them."

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2009

"Incredibly easy, and delicious!"

Reviewed Sep. 18, 2009

"These sound very much like the easier ones I make. I use a roll of refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough, cut into 1" slices and then cut each slice into fourths. Place 1 piece into each miniature muffin cup and cook as directed on pkg. Remainder is the same. I also have the peanut butter cups already unwrapped, ready to place quickly into the hot "cookie"."

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