These bite-sized Reese’s peanut butter cookie cups have a miniature Reese’s peanut butter cup hiding inside a dark chocolate cookie cup and are topped with a swirl of creamy peanut butter, a sprinkling of chopped peanuts, and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
Peanut Butter Cups + Chocolate Cookies = YUM!
If you love peanut butter and chocolate, you will go nuts over this recipe!
With each bite of these Reese’s peanut butter cookie cups, you’ll enjoy a dark chocolate cookie, a creamy chocolate-covered peanut butter cup, a dollop of creamy peanut butter, some crunchy peanuts, and a bit of chocolate.
What’s not to love?
I was excited to see how much you all loved the Snickers Cookie Cups recipe that I shared earlier this week. So, I got back into the kitchen to make these peanut butter cookie cups.
When I looked online, I noticed that there are a lot of recipes that stuff a miniature Reese’s cup inside a peanut butter cookie. They look delicious, but I wanted more contrast in flavors.
So, I took a different route. I used a chocolate cookie instead and decided to ramp up the peanut butter flavor by adding toppings.
Toppings for your peanut butter cookie cups:
Not only do these cookies have more layers of flavors but they look prettier too.
I piped a swirl of creamy Jif peanut butter over the Reese’s Cup-stuffed cookies to enhance the peanut butter flavor. At first, I worried it would be too much peanut butter but found it to be perfection.
Then, I added some chopped peanuts for a little bit of crunch and some chocolate sauce because it looks pretty and tastes great.
I actually drizzled homemade chocolate ganache over my cookies. Ganache is a blend of heavy whipping cream and chocolate. I always keep jars of it in my fridge. I just warm it in the microwave for 10-20 seconds until it becomes pourable and enjoy it on desserts like these cookie cups.
Hot fudge sauce or any chocolate ice cream topping will work well too.
Let’s make some Reese’s cookie cups!
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. If you love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate be sure to check out our Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bars Recipe. They are amazing too!