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REESE'S Peanut Butter Cup Buttons Recipe


40 minutes
Skill Level
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These delicious treats are the perfect way to indulge in your favourite flavour combination of REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups and HERSHEY'S Chocolate!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
Bake Time
12 minutes
Cool Time
3 minutes


  • 2/3 cup
    butter or margarine, softened (150 mL)
  • 1 1/4 cups
    granulated sugar (300 mL)
  • 1 tbsp
    water (15 mL)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract (5 mL)
  • 2
  • 1 3/4 cups
    all-purpose flour, divided (425 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt (2 mL)
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda (1 mL)
  • 1/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa (50 mL)
  • peanut halves


Equipment Needed 
oven Oven
muffin tin Muffin Tin
paper baking cups Paper Baking Cups
measuring cups Measuring Cups
mixing bowl Mixing Bowl
wire rack Wire Rack
refrigerator Refrigerator

Line 48 small muffin cups with paper or foil baking cups.


Beat butter, sugar, water and vanilla in large bowl on medium speed of mixer until well blended. Add eggs; beat well. Stir together 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) flour, salt and baking soda. Gradually add to sugar mixture, beating on low speed just until blended. Split dough in half; add remaining flour to one half and cocoa to the other half, blending each thoroughly. Wrap and refrigerate doughs until firm enough to handle.


Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Shape dough into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls; place in prepared muffin cups. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until cookie surface is set. (Vanilla cookie should be light golden.) Cookies will appear soft and moist. Do not overbake. Cool for about 3 minutes on wire rack.


Push a REESE'S Minis Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Candy into the centre of each cookie (peanut butter cups will soften and melt). Before peanut butter cup sets, place 2 peanut halves on each. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.