Day #3 Peanut Butter Temptations

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There is nothing more tempting than peanut butter and chocolate. TOGETHER.   So today I am sharing with you another one of our 5 favorite holiday treats.  This is definitely one for my husband’s favorites.  He begs me to make these even if its not Christmas time!

For the Peanut Butter Temptations You’ll Need:

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1/2 cup butter or margarine (softened)Ingredients

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 bag of miniature peanut butter cup candies

1 3/4 inch muffin pans

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Cream the peanut butter and softened butter together, gradually adding the sugar.  Beat the mixture well until it is light and fluffy.


adding sugar

Once the mixture is light and fluffy, add the egg and vanilla, beating well.  In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, mixing well.

adding vanilla

adding flour

mixing well

Once the dough is mixed well, place in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour.  In the mean-time spray your mini-cupcake pan with cooking spray.  Once the dough has finished chilling form into 1-inch balls.  Place balls in greased muffin pan.

1-inch dough

dough ready to bake

Place pans in the oven and bake for 12 minutes.  While the cookies are baking, count how many peanut butter cups you need (24 in my case), and remove them from the wrapper and set aside.  It is important to have these ready because you will need them as soon as the cookies are finished baking!

Reese Cups

Once the cookies are finished, remove from the oven and immediately press a peanut butter cup evenly into hot crust.

pressing down

finished cookies

Let cookies cool in the pan.   Then transfer cookies to a cooling rack.  Repeat until all of the dough is gone.  Arrange cookies on a dish to serve.


If you are looking for something salty to pair with this tempting treat…check out Megan’s homemade chex mix!

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