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Halloween Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

These Halloween Peanut Butter Cookie Cups start with a 3 ingredient, flourless cookie! Add your favorite candy and make a spooky treat this holiday!

Use this easy 3 ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe, or my favorite classic peanut butter cookie recipe. Both work great and taste amazing!

Peanut butter cookie cups with toppings to look like eyeballs, spiders, and mummies for Halloween.

One of my husband’s favorite cookies growing up were these simple peanut butter cookie cups.

You take a TBSP of the cookie dough and place it in a mini muffin tin, bake, then press a Reese’s PB cup mini into the hot cookie. Voila. Dessert. To this day those are still one of his favorite cookies.

I knew I wanted to make a fun Halloween treat (I was on a roll with these Butterfinger Frankenstein Cupcakes and these Spooky Eyeball Cake Balls).

Of course I had no refrigerated cookie dough on hand (do people keep rolls of this on hand??).

So I did the next best thing. I made the EASIEST peanut butter cookie dough with only three ingredients.

You may remember this cookie dough from these Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies for Halloween.

The best part of the base of these cookies is it’s only 3 ingredients!

  1. Peanut Buttercreamy or crunchy it doesn’t matter. I prefer Jif or Skippy vs a natural brand for this recipe.
  2. Sugar
  3. Egg

To make the fun creepy Halloween cookies you will also need:

White and Dark Chocolate melting wafersI prefer the Ghirardelli brand, as they taste great and melt smooth.

Candy Eyesmost large grocery stores carry these in the baking aisle

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupsjust the minis, the white chocolate ones are fun for the mummies!

Red gel icing to make the bloody eyeballs

Peanut butter cookie cups with one bite removed showing Reese's filling.

Tips and Tricks

  • One batch makes 24 cookie cups. You decide if that’s enough, and adjust the candy and toppings accordingly!
  • I used my favorite non-stick mini muffin tin and sprayed it with baking spray. You can also grease your pan with my homemade cake release if you have no baking spray!
  • Have all your candy unwrapped so you can press them into your cookie cups immediately when taking them out of the oven! Allow the cookie cups to sit in the pan for about 10 minutes, then use a butter knife and they should POP right out!
  • For the mummy: you can use either white chocolate peanut butter cups or marshmallows (for a fun fluffernutter treat). Use melted white chocolate and drizzle it on the cookie to create the scraps of cloth! Don’t forget the candy eyes!
  • For the spider: you can use either a peanut butter cup or a rolo for these fun treats. Then press your candy eyes on top and use melted chocolate to create the legs!
  • For the bloody eyeballs, you can use either a white chocolate peanut butter cup or marshmallow. Then use red gel to create the bloodshot look and the big candy eyes!
These Halloween Peanut Butter Cookie Cups start with a 3 ingredient, flourless cookie! Add your favorite candy and make a spooky treat this holiday!

Recipe FAQs

What is the texture of 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies?

They have a crisp exterior with a soft and chewy center!

How do you store Halloween cookie cups?

Keep these in an airtight container at room temperature.

Can you freeze Peanut Butter Cookie Cups?

Yes! If you’re going to freeze these cookies, they turn out best if frozen without decorations. Push the Reese’s in the warm cookie and skip the toppings. Freeze in airtight container for up to 3 months.

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Yield: 24 cookie cups

Halloween Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 49 minutes

These Halloween Peanut Butter Cookie Cups start with a 3 ingredient, flourless cookie! Add your favorite candy and make a spooky treat this holiday!

Ingredients

For the cookies:

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg

For the mummy cookies:

For the Spider cookies:

For the Spooky Eyeballs:

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray mini muffin tin with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine peanut butter, sugar, and egg. Mix until well blended.
  3. Using a 1 Tbsp cookie scoop, drop by spoonfuls into tin. Bake for 12-14 minutes.
  4. Decide which design you will make (if you're making a little of each, adjust ingredient amounts accordingly).
  5. Remove pan from oven and immediately press your Reese's or marshmallow half into the hot cookie. Begin decorating (see notes below for steps)! ENJOY.

Notes

  • Have all your candy unwrapped so you can press them into your cookie cups immediately when taking them out of the oven! Allow the cookie cups to sit in the pan for about 10 minutes, then use a butter knife and they should POP right out!
  • For the mummy: you can use either white chocolate peanut butter cups or marshmallows (for a fun fluffernutter treat). Use melted white chocolate and drizzle it on the cookie to create the scraps of cloth! Don't forget the candy eyes!
  • For the spider: you can use either a peanut butter cup or a rolo for these fun treats. Then press your candy eyes on top and use melted chocolate to create the legs!
  • For the bloody eyeballs, you can use either a white chocolate peanut butter cup or marshmallow. Then use red gel to create the bloodshot look and the big candy eyes!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1018Total Fat: 60gSaturated Fat: 30gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 325mgCarbohydrates: 115gFiber: 3gSugar: 104gProtein: 16g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on October 9, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. These are just absolutely adorable! What a great idea! Peanut butter cookies are a favorite of my hubby, too – won’t he be thrilled with these!??! Thanks bunches!

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