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
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

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. Use our guide on how to freeze cookies for best practices.

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
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

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • ¾ 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. Cut immediately and allow to cool.
  4. Separate and store in air tight container. ENJOY.

Notes

  • Make ahead. After combining the ingredients for the dough, roll into a log shape, about 2 ½ inches in diameter. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake. When ready to bake, slice log into ¼-inch slices, press candies on top of cookie and bake as directed. These will be shaped similarly to our icebox cookies.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

28

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 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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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on May 1, 2019

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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. Peanut butter, shortbread, reese’s — all my favorite ingredients in one!! So festive!!

  5. 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!

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

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

  8. 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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