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Peanut Butter Temptations II Recipe

Peanut Butter Temptations II

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"Peanut butter tarts with a chocolate covered peanut butter cup in the middle. You will need a mini muffin pan to make these."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the brown sugar, white sugar and butter. Stir in the peanut butter, then the egg and vanilla. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt, stir into the peanut butter mixture until the dough comes together. Shape into 1 inch balls and press them into the cups of an unprepared mini muffin pan.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, press a mini chocolate covered peanut butter cup down into the center of each cookie until only the top is showing. Allow the cookies to cool completely before removing from their pans.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Dec 15, 2006

Theses cookies are delicious. A word of caution:make sure you wait until the cookies are completely cool, like suggested. I left mine for two hours to cool, if you try and remove them too soon, the small outer circle, around where you pushed in the peanut butter cup will be pulled off~of course you can still eat the bottom of the cookie but it's best to wait. Also mine took about 12 minutes to bake, they don't really brown but they start to look dry and a bit cracked when done. Thanks for sharing!

Dec 14, 2006

I loved these cookies. My only suggestion is to put the pb cups in the freezer for a little while, and it makes them easier to put into the cookies when they come out. They won't melt in your hands! Overall great recipe!

Dec 19, 2006

These came out wonderful! I would suggest, however, to not press down the dough in the mini muffin pan. Just roll it into 1 inch size balls and place it into the pan. Also, the peanut butter cup will take a while to cool off completely. I would put them in the fridge for about an hour (after you cool them to around room temperature) before you try to stack them without smudging.

Dec 11, 2007


Dec 17, 2010

Made two batches of these for a Christmas party over the weekend. Should have made five. They were the first to go, and everybody kept asking for more. The only change I made was baking them at 350 instead of 375 for 9 minutes, turned out perfect. make sure you freeze the peanut butter cups before you unwrap them and put the unwrapped candies back in the freezer until the cookies come out of the oven, makes them much easier to work with. Also, I used mini-muffin liners, they're cheap and it saves a lot of trouble getting them out of the pans. Thanks for an excellent recipe!!

May 20, 2003

I have been making this exact recipe for quite a few years. The only difference is I use closer to 42 mini p.b. cups and I only cool in the pan for a few mins., then move to a wire rack. I make these every year for the school bake sale. They present well and always get snatched up quickly. A really quick and easy recipe to make.

Jan 11, 2011

These are in Demand every Christmas at our house. We have the mini muffin pans 4 that make a dozen. We times the recipe by four , and usually make two to three times. Our Kitchen-Aide Pro gets a workout making the dough! Each Adult(child) wants two times the recipe as a gift. When they are at home they clean us out of the rest and save theirs.We make them and let them cool over night before packing them. YUMMY !

Dec 10, 2010

I made some of these as a tester for the upcoming Christmas season and they are delicious! The cookie is chewy, yet soft at the same time. Very delicious, very peanut buttery overall and I added Christmas jimmies which added a bit of crunch - very nice texture contrast IMO. I only have one beef with this recipe, I really should have followed some of the other reviewers advice and line my muffin pan cause even though it is non-stick and I greased it up, these cookies were still a pain to get out! But I will definitely make again. Thanks for sharing.


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  • Calories
  • 248 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 241 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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