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Sep 18

Peanut Butter Cookie Pops with Candy Corn M&Ms

I have a slight shoe addiction.

Hold on, let me rephrase that. I have a major shoe addiction. One that comes complete with a high.

Before I had a kid, back in the days with two incomes and places to be seen other than Target, I had lots of shoes. Nice shoes. Shoes meant to be seen. Heels, wedges, peeptoes. Sandals, boots, plaforms. Oh, yes, I fed my shoe addiction regularly back then.

I discovered the wonder of Franco Sarto at 23 and never looked back.

But then Jordan came along, and with her came nowhere to go and a half shoe size. My Francos were relegated to the back of the closet and only the boots came out but once a year.

Until now.

It started at Mother’s Day. I had asked for (and recieved) a pair of camel-colored peep-toe heels that were made for my feet. I wore them to dinner and they made my heart flutter.

And since then, my shoe addiction has returned in earnest. I’ve pulled out the old heels that still fit. I’ve added to my collection. Just last week I purchased a pair of color splashed peep-toe pumps that were full price. *Gasp*

Just thinking about them makes my heart beat a little faster. It makes me want to go look at them, try them on, and wear them to get the mail.

I’ve never done drugs, but methinks it’s a similar feeling?

Anyway, buying shoes is totally an okay addiction. It’s not like I’m going to sneaky back-alleys and spending all my money. I’m just going to our local outdoor mall and…spending all my money…

Besides. Buying shoes is like therapy, but way less expensive. I mean, you can go try on, say, black cocktail dresses for three days straight and just come home feeling dejected, fat, and old. But shoes?

Shoes never made a girl feel fat. Shoes will never stick to your body like ugly form-fitted silk. No way. They’re like insta-sexy.

So the addiction is totally acceptable.


And, I mean, I’m totally not going to be buying any form-fitting little black dresses anytime soon. Not with these babies in the stores.

This was my second bag of them, BTW. I have a feeling the first bag went to the place where little black dresses look bad on a person.

The recipe for these cookies calls for 1 cup of these Candy Corn M&Ms. Because that was all that was left in the bag. The second bag.


The white chocolate and super-sweetness of the M&Ms pair perfectly with a slightly sweet peanut butter cookie.

Kind of like shoes and me. They go perfect together.

The sticks? Well, everything is cuter on a stick.

Which is possibly why everyone is cuter in heels. Sticks, only more expensive.

Totally the same.


Peanut Butter Cookie Pops with Candy Corn M&Ms


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup Candy Corn M&Ms
  • 12-15 craft sticks
  • Halloween sprinkles, if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 350Β°. Line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars until well combined. Mix in egg and vanilla. Add salt and baking soda and mix well. Add flour and mix until just combined. Stir in M&Ms.
  3. Scoop large spoonfuls (I used an ice cream scoop) onto prepared cookie sheet and flatten slightly with the tines of a fork. (I got 13.) Press 1 craft stick into each cookie, inserting from one side into the center. Sprinkle with sprinkles.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes, until edges are brown. Let cool completely before removing from cookie sheet.

63 Responses to “Peanut Butter Cookie Pops with Candy Corn M&Ms”

  1. Pamela posted on September 18, 2012 at 6:20 pm (#)

    Love this recipe, love those cookie pops, pinning this to make later! Thanks Dorothy for all these wonderful dessert recipes!


  2. Kristin posted on September 18, 2012 at 6:24 pm (#)

    Your shoe problem sounds like my purse problem (I own one pair of heels by the way. ONE.)
    And if I was around, there’d be no scattered candy corn around those yummy cookies. I’d eat every piece.


    • crazyforcrust replied on September 18th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      Yeah, I used to have a purse problem too. Those were the days…


  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on September 18, 2012 at 6:33 pm (#)

    with or without the candy corn, these look like PERFECT PB cookies – chewy and dense and delish! and then comes the candy corn :)


  4. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on September 18, 2012 at 7:01 pm (#)

    I just bought a bag of those…ready to do something tomorrow :) These cookies looks yummy!


    • crazyforcrust replied on September 19th, 2012 at 6:47 am

      Thanks Aimee. You best make something with them soon. I bought my first bag for that and it went somewhere else…


  5. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on September 18, 2012 at 7:34 pm (#)

    Okay, there’s just nothing about these cookies that I don’t like! I am obsessed with candy corn–just bought a HUGE bag. These look great, Dorothy!


  6. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on September 18, 2012 at 8:05 pm (#)

    I had a bag of those m&m’s…they disappeared to the black dress hole too:-( I have the same shoe…and purse…addiction. I heart shoes a little too much! But hey, cookies, shoes and purses…what else do we need? Oh yeah, another bag of candy corn m&m’s πŸ˜‰


    • crazyforcrust replied on September 19th, 2012 at 6:51 am

      Definitely. And let’s just add shoe shopping to the list of things we’re going to do when we finally meet! :)


  7. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel posted on September 18, 2012 at 9:07 pm (#)

    Love those freakin’ M&M’s. And cookie pops. And peanut butter. Aaaand uh, shoes. Sorry about telling you to buy that pair (okay, I’m not, because they are super cute and you looked hot in them and for that, I am definitely not sorry. And neither will Mel when he sees you in them) :) BTW, I fully expect you to validate my purse/dress habit next time we go shopping, mmkay??


    • crazyforcrust replied on September 19th, 2012 at 6:48 am

      I need to bring you some. I’ve eaten waaaaaay too many. πŸ˜‰ Yes, next time I’ll be your justifier.


  8. Ala posted on September 18, 2012 at 11:23 pm (#)

    I love the insta-sexy theory about shoes–you’re completely on the spot with that. I class it along with the food negation theory (eat a cookie? follow it with a stalk of celery annnd…cookie negated! more insta-sexiness). Thanks for sharing this seasonal sweet, can’t wait for more major Halloween baking!


    • crazyforcrust replied on September 19th, 2012 at 6:48 am

      TOTALLY. Celery is, after all, negative calories! LOVE your way of thinking girl!


  9. sally @ sallys baking addiction posted on September 19, 2012 at 3:01 am (#)

    candy corn M&Ms??? I must get my hands on these! And I need to get candy corn oreos soon too! I love the idea of a cookie on a stick. SometimesI truly believe things on sticks are just more delicious, right?!


    • crazyforcrust replied on September 19th, 2012 at 6:49 am

      Yeah, the Candy Corn Oreos are another thing I was going to bake with. There are only 9 left…..ooops.


  10. Elaine posted on September 19, 2012 at 6:22 am (#)

    I’m loving all of the new candy corn products!! I just grabbed the Oreos and now it looks like I need to grab the M&Ms. One more reason to love fall :)


    • crazyforcrust replied on September 19th, 2012 at 6:49 am

      Me too! Especially because I’m not a huge fan of candy corn….but make a cookie taste like it and I’m all over it. :)


  11. Lisa posted on September 19, 2012 at 7:15 am (#)

    Dorothy. I’m afraid that if I keep telling you how hilarious you are, you are going to start to think of me as a crazy internet stalker. But seriously. You make me laugh out loud. Like a real LOL. I’ll just have to embrace my inner stalker.


    • crazyforcrust replied on September 20th, 2012 at 7:10 am

      I’d never think of you as a stalker! :) I’m glad I make you laugh!


  12. trish posted on September 19, 2012 at 8:33 am (#)

    oooohhhh I love peanut butter yum yum….those M/M’s look so good!


  13. Ami Allison posted on September 19, 2012 at 10:09 am (#)

    OH my goodness!! SUPER YUM!!! I’m stopping by from Something Swanky!! I love you girls! So awesome to meet y’all.


    • crazyforcrust replied on September 20th, 2012 at 7:10 am

      Welcome, and thank you!!! Nice to meet you too. :)


  14. Heather @French Press posted on September 19, 2012 at 11:37 am (#)

    Oh my – I haven’t seen those m&ms
    and I’m with you on the shoes – you never get depressed trying on shoes – unless that is that you have to leave them at the store:(


    • crazyforcrust replied on September 20th, 2012 at 7:11 am

      True. I’ve done that so many times. It’s why I now shop at Payless instead of Nordstrom, lol.


  15. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction posted on September 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm (#)

    Cookie pops are always so fun, especially when loaded with candy corn m&m’s!


  16. Angi @ Akm designs & delights posted on September 19, 2012 at 12:16 pm (#)

    Yea, except my sticks (legs) are more like tree trunks…thanks to things like your Peanut Butter Cookie Pops!

    Love todays post! You gave me a much needed giggle :)



  17. Karyn - Pint Sized Baker posted on September 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm (#)

    Yumm-o!! I was never one for fashion shoes, always functional shoes. If those functional shoes were fashionable that was a total bonus! My daughter, on the other hand, was given soooo many pairs of shoes by her grandmother. TONS and TONS of shoes! Her daycare sitter was calling her Imelda Marcos for crying out loud!
    Those cookies look great! Still haven’t caved in and bout the m&m’s. Or the Oreos… One of these days…


  18. Jackie posted on September 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm (#)

    Hey almost birthday girl… kill me! I totally crack up at your blog every day!! Thanks for the laughs…(and of course killer recipes)

    You rock!


  19. Kammie @ Sensual Appeal posted on September 20, 2012 at 8:55 am (#)

    Loving the Halloween colors in this one. While it’s still pretty far, I’m all for getting excited for Halloween and besides, Fall is pretty much here. Awesome :)

    I saw this on Creative Thursday’s linky party :) I’d love for you to check out my pumpkin carob donuts I shared as well! xo


    • crazyforcrust replied on September 23rd, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      Thank you! Those sound yummy!


  20. Deirdre posted on September 20, 2012 at 1:33 pm (#)

    I had no idea M&M made that kind…keep me out of Target…it could be dangerous! You are welcome to link up on tomorrow’s Photo Friday over at Ladies Holiday! Cheers!


    • crazyforcrust replied on September 20th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      Yes, yes, stay away from Target!!! :)


  21. Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper posted on September 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm (#)

    Oh my goodness these look so cute and sound delicious! I hope you will link them up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party if you haven’t already.


    • crazyforcrust replied on September 23rd, 2012 at 7:01 am

      Thanks for the reminder! I feel like I’m so behind on Halloween already. :)


  22. Emily at SweetBellaRoos posted on September 21, 2012 at 3:28 pm (#)

    LOL @ insta-sexy… im going to use that one. My dad gave me some of these M&Ms today… I’m not sure how I feel about them yet. Might need to taste test a few more to decide :)


    • crazyforcrust replied on September 23rd, 2012 at 7:00 am

      Yeah, they had to grow on me too. And boy did they. They ended growing on my stomach, my thighs…. πŸ˜‰


  23. Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate posted on September 21, 2012 at 11:32 pm (#)

    Ahhh! LOVE these!!! Love Love LOVE them!!

    Is it just me or do the candy corn m&m’s actually taste like rum?

    I’m pretty much ok with that.


    • crazyforcrust replied on September 23rd, 2012 at 6:53 am

      LOL, I never thought of that. But now that you say it, yes. I think they do! Not really a bad thing though. πŸ˜‰


  24. Ashley posted on September 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm (#)

    Love this! I’m a peanut butter cookie fan and this is wonderful for the season!


  25. Melanie posted on September 25, 2012 at 11:44 am (#)

    Yum! Featuring these on Thursday!


  26. Michelle posted on September 26, 2012 at 11:45 am (#)

    YUM! these look delish! So glad there is a use for these little beauties besides just scarfing the whole bag by myself. Now I can share them with the family. Who needs little black dresses anyway, black slacks look good too :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week. Have a great week.


  27. Trish @ Mom On Timeout posted on September 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm (#)

    Love seeing cookies on a stick! I made cookies last night and pushed some candy corns into the top just as I was taking them out of the oven and the kids went crazy! Too fun! I am glad I haven’t seen these Candy Corn M&Ms yet – I wouldn’t be able to resist :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!


    • crazyforcrust replied on September 26th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      Oh gosh. I wish I hadn’t seen them! LOL. Thanks Trish!


  28. keri @ shaken together posted on September 27, 2012 at 9:31 am (#)

    Yep, these look amazing. Candy corn M&Ms? Divine! I’ll be featuring a little later today :)


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    These look delicious!!! Love how decorative cookies can become when you put them on a stick :)


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