Peanut Butter Reese’s Pieces Shortbread Bars Recipe

Peanut Butter Reese’s Pieces Shortbread Bars: delicious, easy melt in your mouth shortbread!

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

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

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!

How to make Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies

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

 

These are quite easy to make too.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, 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 (still crumbly) onto parchment paper. Use hands to knead and shape cookie dough into a 12×10 rectangle.

Press peanut butter candies into the top of the dough.

Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cut immediately while warm, then cool completely.

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

How to store Shortbread Bars

Once cooled, you can store these at room temperature in an airtight container for up to one week.

You can freeze shortbread bars too. 

After cooling, slide into ziploc freezer bag and freeze cookies for up to 3 months for best results.

Thaw at room temperature before eating. ENJOY.

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

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Yield: 28 bars

Peanut Butter Reese's Pieces Shortbread Bars

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Peanut Butter Reese's Pieces Shortbread Bars: delicious, easy melt in your mouth shortbread!

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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

28

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g

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

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

Recipe originally published April 1, 2013

Aimee

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  1. 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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  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. I do love peanut butter! And shortbread… and reeses pieces… hmmm I could definitely go for one of these as an afternoon snack!

  6. Love the idea of adding candy to shortbread! This would be a good way to use up leftover easter treats, too!

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. Peanut butter might be one of my all time favorite foods. I’m also a freak for shortbread. You’ve made me very happy.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!!!

  12. 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. 🙂

  13. 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!

  14. 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)

  15. 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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