Peanut Butter Cookie Bites

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups: peanut butter cookies with m&m's and Candy corn #halloween

I think I bought too much Halloween candy. And I still have weeks until the actual event. And for whatever irrational reason, I have convinced myself if I put the candy into cookies (or some other treat), I will eat less.

So untrue. Especially when it comes to candy corn. And M&M’s. Yes, I could sit and eat a whole bag. But I guess what I have not realized that eating 20 cookies could be far worse calories wise.

How boring would that be though if I just posted a bowl of M&M’s on my blog and said, “make these.” Recipe: pour in bowl. Eat.

Besides, these cookies are good. And because they are two-bite cookies you can eat more. See. Totally rational.



Peanut Butter Cookie Bites


  • 2 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 egg
  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups Peanut Butter M&M's
  • Candy Corn Pumpkins


  1. Combine sugar, crisco, peanut butter, milk, and vanilla. Add egg. Beat in flour, salt and baking soda. Mix in M&M's.
  2. Drop by small scoop onto mini muffin (or mini tart) pan. I didn't use wrappers, or grease the pans.
  3. Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 9-11 minutes. Immediately press one candy corn pumpkin in the center. Allow to cool about 3-5 minutes, remove cookie from pan and cool on rack completely.
  4. This recipe makes a lot of cookies. I baked 48 in the mini muffin pan. Then I used my scoop and make 60 scoops and put them on a cookie sheet. I stuck the cookie sheet in the freezer for about an hour. I put all the frozen cookie dough balls into a ziploc bag, labeled it, and now I have 60 cookies ready to bake at a moment's notice! I can stick these into a mini muffin pan, or right onto a cookie sheet.

23 Responses to “Peanut Butter Cookie Bites”

  1. posted Oct 5, 2011 at 11:25 am

    How fun! I love those little pumpkins :)

  2. posted Oct 5, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    There you go again tempting me with more yummy looking cookies:-)

  3. posted Oct 5, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    awesome! thanks for sharing!!

  4. posted Oct 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Ohhhh! These look soooo good! I must make these! Thanks for sharing!
    Stephanie @

  5. posted Oct 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    I do the same thing…buy the candy and bake with it only to eat the baked goods and the rest of the candy. Not helping my waist! These are adorable, I love the pumpkins!

  6. posted Oct 5, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Awww, they look so cute!

  7. posted Oct 5, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    OMG send a bag of those over my way. I love that candy and in a cookie. Over the moon. Come visit. We have not heard from you in a awhile!

  8. posted Oct 5, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    These are adorable!!

  9. posted Oct 6, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Oh my! What a fun fall treat!

  10. posted Oct 6, 2011 at 4:16 am

    Very cute!

  11. posted Oct 6, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    (found ya on a link party)
    What a great idea! I never would have thought of using candy pumpkins with cookies. (Although it totally makes senses and looks delish) Thanks for the recipe!

  12. posted Oct 6, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Kelley- so glad you found me!

  13. posted Oct 6, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Wow I love these and those adorable pumpkins!! Just pinned this recipe.

  14. posted Oct 7, 2011 at 7:10 am

    What cuties those little treats are.

  15. posted Oct 7, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    love these so very cute and love the idea you can freeze and bake when ready come see me at

  16. posted Oct 7, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    These are fabulous! My husband loves when I have frozen cookie dough on hand to make him warm cookies anytime. I’d love for you to share these tomorrow at our Seasonal Inspiration party.

  17. posted Oct 10, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Finally, I can justify buying those cute pumpkin candies!!(that I already bought!) These cookies are adorable. I will definitely be baking them. I linked to you from Sweet Indulgences Sunday. Thanks for a great recipe.

  18. posted Oct 10, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    OK. You took TWO of my FAVE things and put them together!!! Have to say this recipe rocks!!! Thanks for linking it to Fancy This Fridays!!! FYI… Someone has a feature!!! Come see and grab a button!

  19. posted Oct 14, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    These are so cute! Is there anything cuter than the mini pumpkins? I don’t think so. I buy a bag every year. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  22. T. Webster
    posted Aug 17, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    I’m not one to make cookies often, especially from scratch.  Wondering if frozen cookie roll can be used for the cookie part, and proceed from there.  Thanks!  

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