• Reeses Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

    April 15, 2011

    There’s a difference between needing and wanting a cookie. Today was one of those days when I needed one. Ok, I pretty much feel like this every Friday, but a bag of Reeses Pieces at CVS ignited my cookie craving, and I just couldn’t get the possibilities out of my mind. I mean, the thought of Reeses Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies popped into my head before I even purchased the candy. I needed to make them happen!

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    Makes 1 dozen

    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup whole wheat flour
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
    • 1/3 cup liquid egg whites
    • 1/4 cup canola oil
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 bag of Reeses Pieces

    Directions:

    • Preheat oven to 350*F.
    • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well until batter is blended evenly.
    • Portion cookies on a greased baking sheet, approximately 1-2 inches apart.
    • Bake cookies for approximately 15 minutes.
    • Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool on wire rack.
    • Eat and enjoy!

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    { 88 comments… read them below or add one }

    Ellie@fitforthesoul April 15, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    oh my I love reeses pieces!! I’ve been making stuff and guzzling down some reeses pb chips lately too! haha

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    Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) April 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I didn’t feel like I needed a cookie today until I saw this post ;)

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    Kelly April 15, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Tina, I am pregnant and love all things reese’s right now… THANK YOU for this post!!! I’m going to go make these stat!

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    The Teenage Taste April 15, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Reeses pieces are my favorite candy! I love them and they are oh so addicitive! Thanks for the recipe! :-)

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    Karen April 15, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    I love that you just made a dozen! Mmm, great idea!

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    Megan@Dirty Dishes Daily April 15, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Oh My!!!I love reeses pieces so much and in cookie form…even better.

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    Molly @ RDexposed April 15, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    This makes me think of E.T.!

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    Rachel @ The Perseverance Diaries April 15, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Reeses pieces are my favorite movie theater treat, other than popcorn of course. These may be my new fav cookie! I have a feeling that if I made those they would be gone in one day, easily.

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    lynn @ the actor's diet April 15, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    i wanna eat these and watch e.t.

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 15, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Oh, be still, my heart.

    I need these in my life. I LOVE Reeses Pieces. Love.Them.

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    Hilary April 15, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Yummy! Those must have been jammed full of Reese’s pieces since there were only 12 and you used the whole bag…but I’m guessing that perhaps a few were consumed in the process? ;)

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    Julie (Food & Other Things) April 15, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I love Reeses Pieces! These sound great!

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    Caroline April 15, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Those look AMAZING! I may use the idea :)

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    Tracy April 15, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I am a special education teacher at a school for children with autism who have severe behavioral issues. This week I’ve gotten punched in the face, spit on, bit, hair pulled, pinched, scratched, and more. If you have ever heard of someone who needs a cookie today, it is me. I NEED one of these cookies!!!!!!!!!

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    Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) April 15, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    They are healthy because you used whole wheat flour right? :)

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    Kristi @ KristiAteIt April 15, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    You have me hooked on your last cookie recipe and now I assume that I’ll NEED to make these! I love reeses! How can you go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate?

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    Serena April 15, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Thank you. Reese pieces are the best (are not all things Reeses?) These sound super healthy, too!

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    Laura (Starloz) April 15, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    i love reeses, oh yummy.

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    Lisa {Smart Food and Fit} April 15, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Oh boy, these look dangerous. Love PB and Chocolate! Yummy!

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    staceyhealthylife April 15, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Love that recipe, yum.

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    Christie April 15, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    This looks amazing for the peanut butter lover in (what should be) everyone!

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    Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner April 15, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    YAY for REESE’S PIECES! :D

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    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] April 16, 2011 at 1:09 am

    I made dark chocolate PB cups today — I guess it was a PB/chocolate Friday :)

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    Hannah April 16, 2011 at 1:18 am

    It’s really hard to find Reese’s Pieces here in Australia, but maybe I could try this with the mini sugar coated easter eggs I just bought!

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    Jennifer April 16, 2011 at 1:46 am

    I think I might be Reese’s biggest fan. No exaggeration.
    Try the new minis. They’re a perfect mix of pb and chocolate for being so small!

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    Jumanah (Healthy Living in the Middle East) April 16, 2011 at 3:27 am

    Genious idea! I love Reese’s peices but cant find them here in Israel which makes me very sad because those cookies look so good!

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    Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) April 16, 2011 at 7:07 am

    I love that you made these with reduced sugar and whole wheat flour. Still indulgent but slightly healthier too. Can’t beat that. ;)

    I’ll be making these. I *love* reeses! :D

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    Shana April 16, 2011 at 7:20 am

    I’m not normally a cookie monster but these look delicious! I will definately be trying these. I attempted to make the peanut buttery bars but they didn’t seem to turn out. Are they typically sweet or not really? I used PB2 instead of peanut butter. Maybe I should have went for the real deal. Great site! I look forward to reading your blog every day!

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    Joyce @ Flowing to Fifty April 16, 2011 at 9:38 am

    YUM!

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    Sarah April 16, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Reeses? Cookies? Mmm I have to make this asap!

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    christina April 16, 2011 at 10:26 am

    holy shizness! these look amazing!

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    Sarah April 16, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    mmm I LOVE reeses pieces! I haven’t had them in SO long.. I guess its time I add them to cookies!

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    Katherine: Unemployed April 17, 2011 at 6:48 am

    I do not eat candy but seriously hunt whenever it goes on sale after holidays (Easter, Halloween etc) because I love to incorporate it into baking!

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    Omie April 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Mmmmm….Reeses Pieces are the best!! Actually anything with peanut butter and chocolate is the best!

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    Christin@purplebirdblog April 18, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Reese’s Pieces rule so hard. My favorite candy!

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    Megan@eatmybeets April 18, 2011 at 9:36 am

    O.M.G. Those look sooo good!

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