Peanut Butter Reese’s Pieces Shortbread Bars

by aimee @ shugarysweets on April 1, 2013

One day it’s a lemon dessert I crave and the next day I am drooling over these peanut butter shortbread bars.

Peanut Butter Reese's Pieces Shortbread Bars: delicious, easy melt in your mouth shortbread! #reeses #peanutbutter @shugarysweets

Not just any old peanut butter cookies. Buttery, peanut butter, crunchy, melt in your mouth shortbread bars! Oh, and filled to the max with mini Reese’s Pieces.

Have you seen these minis yet? I found mine in the baking aisle. You could totally add regular Reese’s Pieces if you prefer, or can’t find the minis!

Peanut Butter Reese's Pieces Shortbread Bars: delicious, easy melt in your mouth shortbread! #reeses #peanutbutter @shugarysweets

Peanut Butter Reese's Pieces Shortbread Bars: delicious, easy melt in your mouth shortbread! #reeses #peanutbutter @shugarysweets

These are quite easy to make too. Mix up your dough and pat it into a big rectangle on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Press in your Reese’s Pieces and bake. After removing from oven, immediately slice the cookies into any shape. I like a nice dunkable stick, but you can do squares or triangles too! Allow to cool completely on pan, then separate and remove. Store in a covered, air tight container. ENJOY!

Peanut Butter Reese's Pieces Shortbread Bars: delicious, easy melt in your mouth shortbread! #reeses #peanutbutter @shugarysweets

Peanut Butter Reese's Pieces Shortbread Bars: delicious, easy melt in your mouth shortbread! #reeses #peanutbutter @shugarysweets

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Peanut Butter Reese’s Pieces Shortbread Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 28 bars

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 3/4 cup mini Reese's Pieces candies

Instructions

  1. Beat butter with powdered sugar for about 3 minutes. Beat in flour, salt and peanut butter. Mixture will be crumbly. Add in milk and mix with hands. Dump mixture (will still be slightly crumbly) and knead dough together on a piece of parchment paper. Press into a 12x10 rectangle. Slide parchment paper onto a large baking sheet. Press the candies into the top of the dough.
  2. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. Cut immediately and allow to cool. Separate and store in air tight container. ENJOY.
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Megan @ megbakes April 1, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Yum! These look like so much fun. I know what you mean about weird cravings. I just made a lemon buttercream, but now you have me thinking about peanut butter!

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aimee @ shugarysweets April 2, 2013 at 8:08 am

Oh lemon buttercream is the best!!!
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Steve @ The Black Peppercorn April 1, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Wow – gotta love these. Wonderful pics!

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aimee @ shugarysweets April 2, 2013 at 8:09 am

Thanks Steve!
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Averie @ Averie Cooks April 1, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Cant go wrong with butter, PB, and mini Reeses! Love those little things. (except don’t spill them…they scatter like CRAZY all over the floor…I know this all too well)
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PapaLos @ The Man, The Chef, The Dad April 1, 2013 at 9:33 pm

I’ve seen these Reeses Mini’s! And you know what? Thanks to you, they’re getting bought!

This sounds crazy ridiculously easy and it should be fun for the kid to cut them with a cookie cutter once they come out.

I think you have a new follower!
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 2, 2013 at 8:14 am

So glad you found me!! Cutting with a cookie cutter immediately is a great idea!
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Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl April 1, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Aimee, these look awesome. Reese’s Pieces are my absolute favorite! And, I love how you pictured these with coffee…so it’s totally acceptable for me to eat these for breakfast. :-)
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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life April 1, 2013 at 9:34 pm

I always have a bag of those mini Reeses in my cupboard!!! At one point I think I had three because I kept buying them every time I stopped at Walmart :-) Love the fun dunkable cookie sticks!!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 2, 2013 at 8:16 am

Want to come over for coffee and Reese’s?
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Liz April 1, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Shortbread is one of my favorite cookies! Love that you added Reese’s to them :)
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Tanya April 1, 2013 at 10:12 pm

You always get me with shortbread! Reese’s mini’s are going on my grocery list!

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Jen @ Savory Simple April 1, 2013 at 10:48 pm

I want everything you make. All the time.
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 2, 2013 at 8:17 am

Awww that’s so sweet!!
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Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen April 1, 2013 at 11:18 pm

We always make shortbread but never a pb version!! YUMMY!
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Marcie@Flavorthemoments April 1, 2013 at 11:27 pm

You’ve done it again! You’ve made super simple look super amazing. No, I haven’t seen Reese’s minis yet. Where are those hiding?? I totally frequent the baking isles in many stores! I’ll be on the lookout.
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Audra | The Baker Chick April 1, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Yum! These sound wonderful- I love shortbread!
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Renee @ Awesome on $20 April 2, 2013 at 12:36 am

Peanut butter might be one of my all time favorite foods. I’m also a freak for shortbread. You’ve made me very happy.
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 2, 2013 at 8:36 am

And making you happy makes me happy!
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Julianne @ Beyond Frosting April 2, 2013 at 12:39 am

These look fantastic!
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Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies April 2, 2013 at 8:25 am

Is it fair to blame you when my pants don’t fit?! I looooove shortbread so it’s hard to resist making a recipe like this! (plus the other day’s lemon? So not fair for a post-terrible eating weekend). These sound sosososo amazing!
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 2, 2013 at 8:37 am

Haha, thanks Kelly. It’s so hard being a food blogger :)
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Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen April 2, 2013 at 9:30 am

The perfect portion…for me to have 3 or 4 ;) yummmmmmmmmmmm
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Eva @ Eva Bakes April 2, 2013 at 9:34 am

I’m not a peanut butter fan, but your photos are making me want to try these right now!
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Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray April 2, 2013 at 10:56 am

Oh heck yes. Lemme at em!
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April@ The 21st Century Housewife April 2, 2013 at 11:29 am

These shortbread bars look like such a treat! I like the links to the other peanut butter recipes too :)
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Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry April 2, 2013 at 11:36 am

These shortbread bars are a calling for a tall glass of milk to dunk them in! Yummy.
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Gloria @ Simply Gloria April 2, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I am so in love with reeces pieces…I have to purchase two packages when I bake with them– one to nibble on while I add the other to the recipe! These look amazing… and easy! Pinning!
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Melissa April 2, 2013 at 3:07 pm

I love Peanut Butter Reeses! thanks for the recipe!

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Jessica@AKitchenAddiction April 2, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Oh my! Pretty sure I need a couple of these to get me through this afternoon!
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Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats April 2, 2013 at 4:41 pm

LOVE Reese’s Pieces so much this would be awesome!
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Katy @ KatysKitchen April 2, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Love the idea of adding candy to shortbread! This would be a good way to use up leftover easter treats, too!
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust April 2, 2013 at 9:34 pm

I love these, as usual Aimee! Reese’s = LOVE.
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ashley - baker by nature April 2, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Whoa! These look incredible! And addictive…!
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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) April 3, 2013 at 8:41 am

Ahhhh peanut butter, how I love thee!
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Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations April 3, 2013 at 9:45 am

These bars look great! Would love one to have with my coffee right now.
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Ari @ Ari's Menu April 3, 2013 at 10:14 am

I love shortbread, and with Reese’s Pieces….droooooollllll.
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Nutmeg Nanny April 3, 2013 at 11:45 am

Wow, reeses pieces, I love this!!

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Ashley April 3, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I do love peanut butter! And shortbread… and reeses pieces… hmmm I could definitely go for one of these as an afternoon snack!
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Joy @ Baking-Joy April 3, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Love these Aimee :-) Once again I lament the serious lack of Reeses products in the UK! Think I can find regular sized Reese’s Pieces though!
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aimee @ shugarysweets April 3, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Lack of Reese’s would make me quite sad!
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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com April 3, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Peanut butter, shortbread, reese’s — all my favorite ingredients in one!! So festive!!
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Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking April 4, 2013 at 10:05 am

I’ve been craving shortbread like crazy lately and the peanut butter version with those cute Reese’s pieces looks so good I could eat a few in one sitting!

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I love your pictures and recipes, they are mouth watering. Would love for you to share them with us at foodieportal.com. We are new but at foodieportal.com we are not photography snobs, we are just foodies.

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Your food photos are amazing. You can share your mouth watering photos with us at foodienewz.com and your photos published on FoodieNewz without any editorial review.

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