I asked Neil to pick up some chocolate chips on his last trip to the grocery store and he came home with a big bag of Reese’s Pieces instead. I was over the moon! They were always my favorite candy as a child because E.T. ate them and I loved that movie. For whatever reason they weren’t carried by our local grocer, except during Halloween, so I permanently associate them with Halloween and Fall. Because Neil and I are beyond over this insanely hot weather, I thought I’d tempt cooler Fall temperatures with a double helping of chocolate and peanut butter in cookie form.
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter, creamy or chunky (I added a little extra)
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/3 cups whole wheat or all-purpose flour
1/3 c cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/4 cups Reese’s Pieces, frozen (…a few extra may have fallen in)
The big bag. I still have 1/3 of the bag left. I like them frozen. How about you?
NOM! Clive loved licking the peanut butter off the spoon. He was so crazy about it we couldn’t even get a clear picture. At least with this one you get a sense of his craziness about peanut butter.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, peanut butter, sugar, and honey until smooth. Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, and stir until incorporated.
- In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda. Slowly add dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture. Stir in the Reese’s Pieces. It’s mandatory that you should eat a few to make sure they are safe.
- Drop or roll into balls onto cookie sheets lined with parchment or a silicone mat. These cookies do not spread much, so only an inch apart is necessary.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool for at least two minutes before removing with a spatula to a wire cooling rack.
Don’t feel limited to Reese’s pieces, ad whatever candy or chocolate chip flavors you want, in combination even. They are rich, so I made the individual cookies smaller so it wouldn’t be overwhelming. They were a hit on our lake trip and a dinner we had at our research farm this week!
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I would personally be happy to replace all candy in my life with Reese’s. I wouldn’t miss any of the rest of it if I could have chocolate and peanut butter all the time. These look fabulous!
I ate the rest of them last night. I too would forsake all other candy for either Reese’s Pieces or the Peanut Butter Cups!
My husband loves chocolate peanut butter anything so I’ll have to make these for him, maybe this weekend. Thanks for sharing!
I love that you freeze your reese’s peices. My mom freezes all of our chocolate chips because she says that freezing them helps them retain their shape when baking!! 🙂
It not only does that, but keeps the dyes from running when you’re mixing and rolling. I learned the hard way once…
Yum! I want to try one! You should give these cookies a shot– they’re white chocolate raspberry macadamia cookies and they’re amazing!
I love the taste of chocolate and raspberry and you had me at macadamia! I’ve bookmarked them!
We just tried making these cookies and cookies are soooo dry! and we didnt even put all the flour and cocoa in.. whats the DeaL?
I actually have no idea. I’ve made them several times and haven’t had an issue yet? In my newb wisdom my first thought would be to cut flour or add milk.
just made these with my son, they came out fantastic! my only tip would be to press each ball down so it is a little flat, otherwise, they didn’t flatten much (I used a cookie scooper, then pressed down a little). baked for 9 1/2 mins and they are so soft in the middle…YUM
Just made these for first time for my Boyfriend, Their his Favorite cookies and they turned out Perfect! Thanks for your help! He’s going to be so happy!
I’m so glad he liked them, they’re my favorite too!
Has anyone ever tried to freeze the dough and bake at another time?
Just pulled these out of the oven and omg. Delicious!!!!! Making these for the family, thanks for sharing!!! 🙂