If this recipe called for 1/2 cup of candy-coated chocolate pieces, I would have given it a 5. There was too much of the candy. Other than that, this was a very tasty cookie and I will try it again using less chocolate pieces.
These were a bit sweet for me. I thought it odd that there was no salt in the recipe, so I added a generous 1/4 tsp, and it could have used more. I subbed agave for the corn syrup, but don't think that should make much difference. I did use unsalted butter. Hopefully they will travel well, as claimed!
Didn't have 1 1/2 cups of peanut butter so just used a little less than a cup, but still came out great. i like my cookies a little crispy so left a couple batches in for a couple minutes longer - delish!