Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Harget
Prep Time
20 Mins
Bake Time
15 Mins
Makes 2 dozen

Use refrigerated dough as the base for these candy-filled peanut butter cookies. Your kids will love helping make these...right before they gobble them up.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Shape cookie dough into 24 (1-inch) balls, and place in cups of lightly greased miniature muffin pans. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven, and press 1 bite-size chocolate-covered caramel-peanut nougat bar into each cookie. Sprinkle cookies evenly with candy-coated chocolate pieces.

Step 2

Note: We tested with Snickers and M & M's.

Ratings & Reviews

tlmatino's Review

August 16, 2013
I used Milky Ways instead of Snickers because my kids don't like the crunch of peanuts. I felt it was better to bake them for 15 minutes then put the Milky Ways in and stick the pan back in the oven for 1 minute to melt the chocolate. It was easier to stick the M&M's on this way. Fun looking dessert and tastes great!

mekoala's Review

December 16, 2012
I couldn't find refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough so used a Krustez peanut butter cookie mix and worked great. I also used the mini snickers bars with the mini holiday M and Ms. Excellent cookies and turned out great. I sprayed my non-stick muffin tins and had no problem getting them out of the pan. I will definitely make them again.

DerDuchess's Review

November 17, 2012
These are a staple in our household. For whatever reason there was a period where it was difficult for the stores to keep the cookie dough stocked. I thought we were going to have to have an intervention for my dad! They are GREAT w/ peanut butter cups.

fansdishes's Review

October 06, 2012
I've made these many times, and I have always used Snickers and M&Ms as suggested. They are simple to make, attractive and delicious. The first time I made them was for a family reunion, expecting the children to like them. They flew off the plate in the hands of young and old alike! Everyone I've ever served them to loves them.

littlemamadee's Review

November 17, 2011
I have been making these cookies for a while now my husband just loves them. I have tried the recipe from scratch but he said they weren't as good as these. I have used sugar cookies and peanut butter cups, chocolate chip cookies with peanut butter cups. His favorite are the sugar with the peanut butter cups he's not crazy about any other filling for them. For my daughters baby shower I made them with brownie dough and white covered peanut butter cups. When I served them the contrast of chocolate and white cookies with the white and chocolate peanut butter cups had everyone asking where I purchased them. This a great and versatile recipe.

Laura1232112's Review

January 16, 2011
This recipe was delicious and so easy to make! I used mini milky ways instead of snickers which tasted amazing. I reccomend putting them in the refrigerator after they come out ot the oven becausei had a difficult time getting them out of the pan without breaking them, but other than that i would definitly make them again!

JoJoA0808's Review

November 11, 2010
I made these using Pillsbury Simply Peanut Butter cookie dough which I highly recommend (no high fructose corn syrup), oh I know - beating a dead horse trying to keep these cookies slightly healthy, but every little bit helps. I used bite size snickers and chocolate peanut butter m&m's. YUM! What a winner cookie recipe! This one's going in the keeper file.

AllisonMcCammon's Review

June 08, 2010
I loved these and will make them again. I used miniature peanut butter cups and Rolos for the center candy. They were easy to make since they used pre-made dough. So simple and delicious. Yum!

oneloribelle's Review

December 23, 2009
I made this recipe tonight. I changed it up a bit. First, I used snickers in some and peanut butter cups in others. Second, I put the candies in WHILE baking (not after like the recipe says). I baked for approx. 15 minutes. After taking out of the oven, I then topped with christmas colored M&M's. I liked the ones with the snickers better but the ones with the peanut butter cups came in a close second. Very easy recipe and extremely tasty.

chamdexor's Review

July 28, 2009
Still on the fence between 3-4 stars. Maybe I'm feeling negative today (since I gave it a 3).... I thought they were really really rich. And I'm a sweet tooth girl (okay, approaching-middle-age-woman), so I'm not generally someone who shies away from rich desserts. I used some sort of caramel centered chocolate for the middle. That was the part that over-did it. Candies on top didn't really add anything for me except color. Next time, I think a peanut butter cup in the middle and nothing on top would be about perfect.