Peanut butter cookie bars with Reese’s peanut butter eggs

Peanut butter cookie bars with Reese’s peanut butter eggs – just like a melt-in-you-mouth peanut butter cookie with an extra peanut butter touchPeanut butter cookie bars with Reese’s peanut butter eggs from Roxanashomebaking.com Just like a melt-in-you-mouth peanut butter cookie with an extra peanut butter touchI’ve been meaning to use Reese’s colorful Easter Eggs in baking since I saw them on the shelves just before Valentine’s day. Of course I ate a few bags before I actually used some, but hey, that’s the taste testing part.

These peanut butter cookie bars with Reese’s peanut butter eggs may have a long and sort of complicated name but there’s nothing complicated about making them.

And the taste, mmm, just like a melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter cookie. Soft, crumbly with a strong peanut butter taste and the addition of both peanut butter chocolate eggs and candy peanut butter eggs improves their texture and color. 

Peanut butter cookie bars with Reese’s peanut butter eggs from Roxanashomebaking.com Just like a melt-in-you-mouth peanut butter cookie with an extra peanut butter touchAnd since I got a little excited about these Reese’s eggs I used two whole bags. The peanut butter chocolate ones I buried them inside the cookie dough for an extra peanut butter surprise and topped with the colorful ones. All I can say it’s Peanut Butter Lover’s Heaven in one bite.

If you don’t have Reese’s peanut butter eggs on hand you can use the chocolate peanut butter cups or, for a chocolate touch you can use Hershey’s milk chocolate eggs or the Reese’s pieces, like M&M’s. Whatever you choose these peanut butter bars are worth making them. And not only they are irresistible, they are so easy to make.

Peanut butter cookie bars with Reese’s peanut butter eggs from Roxanashomebaking.com Just like a melt-in-you-mouth peanut butter cookie with an extra peanut butter touchYou start by creaming the butter and peanut butter with the brown sugar until creamy and fluffy, add the eggs and flour and spread the dough in the prepared pan. Add the Reese’s eggs and bake.  It’s that simple.

The hardest part? Unwrapping a whole bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs!!!

Peanut butter cookie bars with Reese’s peanut butter eggs recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 33 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 22 minutes

Yield: one 13X9" baking pan

Peanut butter cookie bars with Reese’s peanut butter eggs recipe

Peanut butter cookie bars with Reese’s peanut butter eggs - just like a melt-in-you-mouth peanut butter cookie with an extra peanut butter touch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (227 grams) room temperature butter (I used one stick unsalted and one salted)
  • 1 1/2 cups (300 grams) brown sugar
  • 2 cups smooth peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups (300 grams) all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 bag Reese's Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs
  • 1 bag Reese's Peanut Butter Candy Pastel Eggs

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350F. Lin ea 13X9 baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl cream butter, peanut butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the eggs, scraping the sides of the bowl down.
  4. Slowly, add the baking powder and flour and stir until well mixed. Reserve 3/4 cup cookie dough.
  5. Spread the remaining cookie dough on the bottom of the prepared pan and here and there press in the Reese's Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs.
  6. Spread the reserved 3/4 cup cookie dough on top of the chocolate peanut butter eggs.
  7. Top everything with the pastel egg candy. No need the press them in.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 33 minutes or until the sides start to brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes clean.
  9. Leave to cool completely in the pan before cutting them.
  10. Enjoy!
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Peanut butter cookie bars with Reese’s peanut butter eggs from Roxanashomebaking.com Just like a melt-in-you-mouth peanut butter cookie with an extra peanut butter touch

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Comments

  1. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen says

    Hahahah I LOL’d when you said the hardest part is unwrapping the eggs! I seriously hate that part when baking with candies. But these bars look all too good! I seriously have eaten so many Reese’s easter eggs, they are just too darn good!

  2. Kitchen Belleicious says

    my son is going to go crazy for these along with my husband! Thanks for a spectacular recipe

  3. Kristin says

    These look great! Do you think that the peanut butter M&M’s would work instead of the Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs? I haven’t seen the Reese’s Eggs this year, I thought I would try to swap them out!

    • says

      Hi Kristin,
      You can use the regular chocolate peanut butter cups inside the cookie dough and sprinkle the Reese’s M&M’s on top.
      Happy baking,
      Roxana

  4. Suzanne says

    These bars are so pretty with the pastel eggs and I know they are tasty too. Peanut butter eggs are one of my favs. and put them in peanut butter bars, oh yeah!

  5. says

    Okay, what. I didn’t know about the existence of either of those Reese’s products! I absolutely need to get my hands on some of them! Yummy.

    And these bars are just what I need right about now. Or any time. Love the loads of peanut butter. :)

  6. Laura Dembowski says

    The Reese’s Pieces eggs are the best! I don’t know why but they taste better than regular Reese’s Pieces. Adding them to bars is a great idea!

  7. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says

    I always have to buy extra bags of Reese’s when I want to bake because I can’t stop eating them! These bars are insane…I love love LOVE all the peanut butter action going on in them!!!

  8. says

    I need to go stock up on Reese’s peanut butter eggs and candy pastel eggs and all kinds of peanut butter treats so that i can make this asap! Love these, Roxana. And they’re too adorable for words.

  9. Carol | a cup of mascarpone says

    Peanut butter bars filled with peanut butter eggs…I think I just escaped into Easter heaven!!! Amazing, Roxana!

  10. CateyLou says

    Roxana, these look amazing! I love those reese’s eggs and look forward to them every year. I can’t wait to get a bag and try this recipe!

  11. Lora @cakeduchess says

    You’ve had fun with the Easter candy these days. Now I’m inspired to do something different with them.:))Love the peanut butter flavor!

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