M&M Surprise Cookies

These cookies should be called “Super Sugar Overload Cookies”. They’re pretty intense. I could only handle eating one of these and I love chocolate and peanut butter. When you consider the anatomy of this cookie, it’s not wonder they’re sugar-coma inducing. Start with a peanut butter cookie pressed into a mini-muffin tin, then a Reeces peanut butter cup is pressed into the cookie. On top of the peanut butter cup are 4 mini marshmallows heated until they puff up. Next, a drizzle of chocolate which is finally topped with some crushed M&Ms. These little guys really pack a punch of flavors. It’s like a sugar party in your mouth.

I had a really hard time finding mini-M&Ms. In fact, I couldn’t find them. I looked in three stores with no luck. So I just used regular M&Ms that I chopped up a bit so they wouldn’t be disproportionate in size. It worked just fine.

Definitely be sure to let the peanut butter cookies cool completely in the pan. If you try to remove them too early, they’ll get all smooshed up and it won’t be pretty.

I had some issues with the peanut butter cookie batter. It had an odd texture even prior to baking. It was a bit gritty. Next time, I would definitely cream the peanut butter, then add the sugar and cream those two ingredients prior to adding the eggs. I think that would help with the texture. It wasn’t horrible, just not as smooth as I would have thought.

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Peanut Butter Cup Surprise Cookies

Yield: ~36

Ingredients:

2 Cup creamy peanut butter
2 Cup sugar
2 egg
24 mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, unwrapped
mini marshmallows
2 Cup semi sweet chocolate chips
4-6 Tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 Cup mini M&M’s - I used chopped M&Ms

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place peanut butter, sugar and egg into a large bowl and mix until well combined.

Scoop dough evenly into a 12 count mini cheesecake pan or mini muffin pan. Cook for 13-15 minutes until almost done.

Remove from oven and press a peanut butter cup into the center of each cookie until flush with cookie top. Top each cookie with 4 mini marshmallows and return to oven for 2-3 more minutes or until marshmallows are puffed. Remove and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

Place chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals until melted smooth. Stir in 2-3 Tablespoons heavy cream until silky and smooth. Spoon chocolate over top of puffed marshmallows and sprinkle with mini M&M’s.

Recipe from Picky Palate

I am submitting these as my entry for Flavor of the Month on Bake at 350. This month, the flavor is Cookies!

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15 Responses to “Homemade Milky Way Candy Bars”

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    KV — October 20, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    those look good too. Are homemade butterfingers next? I have a recipe I’m going to try out soon.

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    Jen — October 20, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Butterfingers would be tasty, but I’ve got something else coming on Friday…

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    amanda @ fake ginger — October 20, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    OH YUM! I really want to try these but I’m horrible at dipping things too.

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    oneordinaryday — October 21, 2010 at 12:25 am

    This is exactly what my son’s been asking me to do. You’re making it hard to say no – they look perfect!

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    Kimmy Bingham — October 21, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Why do you tempt me so? Milky Ways are my favorites. This is so worth trying 🙂

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    Smitten Sugar — October 21, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Yum these look delicious! I love Milky ways

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    Eliana — October 21, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Well they look pretty perfect to me! And super delicious too.

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    Kerstin — October 22, 2010 at 4:11 am

    I’m so intrigued by the cool whip/chocolate mixture for the filling! These look so yummy and addicting!

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    Miss Yunks — October 22, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    These look so cute and much easier than the milky ways and snickers I made a few months ago. I made mine in muffin wrappers so I didn’t dip them, just layered the chocolate, nougat, caramel, and chocolate! They came out pretty tasty but was a lot of work!

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    Rachael Pergler — October 26, 2010 at 1:31 am

    I just tried these and they didn’t come out as I’d hoped. The chocolate and whipped cream mix was too sticky and wouldn’t harden. Did I do something wrong? Also what if you can’t find kraft caramel?

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    Jen — October 26, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Rachael – Sorry to hear they didn’t turn out for you. The center part was a bit sticky while dipping and wasn’t super hard… Any caramel would work for this recipe, I just use the Kraft kind that comes individually wrapped.

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    K — November 2, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I would put melted chocolate in the pan first, freeze, then the chocolate mixture, then the caramel. Then you can spoon melted chocolate on top. Would this work? (It solves the dipping problem too!)

    • beantownbaker — November 3rd, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

      That could definitely work… The caramel might ooze out when you gut them though… Let me know how it goes if you try it.

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    Rick — October 31, 2014 at 11:23 am

    I hope you are not using Cool Whip which is all trans-fat and high fructose corn syrup. I’m looking for a healthier alternative to the store bought Milky Way. Perhaps a recipe for homemade whip ?

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    Linda — December 23, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    These were a DISASTER. I wasted my morning and a lot of ingredients. The chocolate mixture was so sticky when cutting into squares. The directions did not state whether to add water to the caramels when melting so I didn’t…the caramels ended up thick and so sticky, I had trouble putting it on the chocolate layer. Dumped the whole mess out since I didn’t want to waste a bag of milk chocolate chips to coat them. I have been baking my entire life (60 +) and never had a recipe go like that.

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