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

Comments & Reviews

  1. These shortbread bars are a calling for a tall glass of milk to dunk them in! Yummy.

  2. These shortbread bars look like such a treat! I like the links to the other peanut butter recipes too 🙂

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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!!!

  7. 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. 🙂

  8. 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!

  9. 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)

  10. 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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