Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

I made cookies…again….with more Reese’s! Does that surprise you??
Yes, crazy is the word I use too :-)  Just wait until you try these Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies…you will be crazy about them too.

Easy cookies filled with Reese's peanut butter cups and raspberry chocolate bars.  These don't last long!!!
Ever since I made THESE COOKIES I kept thinking about a vanilla version with more Reese’s in them.

Then one day when the kids were having a super simple lunch of pb & j…
and it hit me!!!  Peanut butter and jelly in a cookie!
Awesome idea, huh???

 I suppose I could make better use of my time and do housework things like dust, mop, laundry, or even clean the toilet.  “shiver”

But when I get an fun baking idea in my head, I kind of get distracted until I make it come to life!!!

Easy cookies filled with Reese's peanut butter cups and raspberry chocolate bars.  These don't last long!!!

And I have to say, making cookies is always more fun than a super squeaky clean house.
I usually do little cleaning things while the cookies are in the oven.
Gotta save some face a little here!
Honest, I do clean my house…but I probably spend more time in the kitchen.
Probably why I get “that look” from my hubby some days.

Does anyone else get that look?

Easy cookies filled with Reese's peanut butter cups and raspberry chocolate bars.  These don't last long!!!

You know…the silent stare???

Maybe I’m the only one:-)

It’s the look that that says I have been crafting, baking, & blogging way too much.
Always a good idea to spend the next day feverishly cleaning up my mini messes!

Plus, we can only eat cookies so many days a week.
One day off from baking is probably a good idea…

at least that’s what my thighs keep telling me!!!

Easy cookies filled with Reese's peanut butter cups and raspberry chocolate bars.  These don't last long!!!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 30 cookies

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies

Cake mix cookies made with peanut butter cups and raspberry chocolate bar for a fun take on peanut butter and jelly


1 white cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped Reeses peanut butter cups (9 snack size)
1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate raspberry Ghirardelli squares (6 squares)


  1. Preheat oven to 350*. Mix cake mix, butter, eggs, and vanilla in a mixing bowl for about 2 minutes. Gently stir in the chopped candy pieces. Chill the dough for 20 minutes in the refrigerator before baking.
  2. Form into 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a non stick baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes then remove to your wax paper lined counter to cool completely. Makes about 30 cookies. Store in a sealed container on the counter.


Freeze the peanut butter cups and raspberry chocolate before baking. It makes it easier to chop without smashing the candy.
Easy cookies filled with Reese's peanut butter cups and raspberry chocolate bars.  These don't last long!!!
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  1. says

    Jocelyn, these cookies look incredible! So puffy and chewy, and studded with all those PB cups and raspberry squares. I was JUST thinking of doing an idea similar to this, but your creative mind brought it to life and then some. Love your pictures, too! Your cookies never cease to amaze me and are never short on uniqueness and fun flavors!

    • says

      Thank you!!! How funny that you were thinking the same thing!!! That’s our blogger foodie brains for ya! Always thinking of some new and fun combo:-)

  2. says

    I love these!! And– to be honest, seeing PB&J in a dessert wouldn’t usually do much for me. But these look GREAT! …of course, I’m sure that has nothing to do with the fact that the “PB&J” come from Ghirardelli squares and Reese’s cups…. 😉

    YUM! And yes, I get the stare too.

    Sometimes, my husband is all tricky like, and says “which books did you guys read today?” And I quickly respond with the one book we read. And he says, “Oh? So the one by her crib? That you read to every night her when she goes to sleep?”

    Grrrrrrrrr. NO! I did not sit around and read Dr. Seuss all day long. I had nutella that needed to be played with!!!

  3. says

    i know “the look.” I get it from the boyfriend when I’ve been baking and such and my sink is full of dishes when he comes over and he just looks at me like “really?!” But I adore baking, usually he gets pictures if not a taste but now that he’s trying to lose some weight I try to take it all to work or to my neighbors. Hehe, I can’t eat it all and it sure isn’t staying in my house. You aren’t the only one who would rather spend time in the kitchen concocting new and yummy ideas in the oven. If only my kitchen didn’t turn into a sauna due to my not being able to have the window open with this awful heat wave.

    So trying these tonight :)

    • says

      If cleaning was as fun as the baking, it wouldn’t be such a problem huh? Ugg to a hot sauna kitchen. Hope you had fun making these though;-)

  4. says

    WOW Jocelyn. I’m completely blown away. SUCH beautiful pictures and WHAT a gorgeous cookie. They are photogenic. Not to mention.. combining 3 of my favorite things. Love the cake mix shortcut, too!

  5. says

    I sort of get a sigh from my husband. The very exasperated sigh, then he’ll tidy up around me in a not so subtle way! But I figure if any messes bothers him, then he has two hands!!!! I’d rather bake too! But right now, I’d rather eat these cookies!

  6. says

    YUMMY! I have a recipe for PB & J cookie bars I was going to try, but these look fabulous! I’m printing for my must try pile. My kiddos will love these! Thanks so much for linking to Weekend Potluck. We can always count of you for some delicious treat! Have a great week.

  7. says

    I love the creative recipes you come up with! And of course anything with peanut butter I’m going to love! Your pictures are always so pretty. Thank you again for sharing at my party, I am so happy you join me each week! :)

  8. says

    Hi Jocelyn – Better late than never…I should have done this earlier today, but did want to let you know this awesome recipe is being featured at Weekend Potluck today. Looks oh so tasty!

  9. veronica says

    I love the concept of these cookies. Just not sure what raspberry Ghirardelli squares are. Must be something sold in the USA as I have never heard of them.

  10. Sabrina Bain says

    Any suggestions on how to get the “jelly” look of your PB&J cookies? Mine did not have he jelly color to them when finished.

    • says

      Did you freeze your chocolate jelly candy bars before cutting and adding to the dough? Also, stir them in carefully to the dough so the jelly doesn’t get mixed into the dough. Other than that…how do they taste???

  11. Erika says

    Is there anything else I coils use for the raspberry because my boyfriend has a nut allergy and can’t eat any chocolate bars?

    • says

      You can use any candy bar that is nut free in place of the raspberry bars. I’m not really sure what ones to tell you since no one in our family has this allergy.


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