Rainbow Peanut Butter Cookie Cups {Virtual Baby Shower!}

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Today is a super special day! It’s Meaghan’s baby shower day!

Meaghan is the genius behind the blog The Decorated Cookie and the amazing art book cookbook Sugarlicious. If you’ve never been over to The Decorated Cookie, you’re missing out. Seriously, she writes on marshmallows and puts stuff on sticks. And have you looked at her cookbook? It seriously is a sugar wonderland work of art. My copy is dog-eared with things I cannot wait to make.

I have to be honest: I’m a lurker over at Meaghan’s blog. I oogle all her goodies and have been for a very long time. So when Michelle over at Sugar Swings! asked me to be a part of Meaghan’s shower I immediately said yes!

The theme of our shower is rainbows. Which is cool, because, well, who doesn’t love a rainbow? Jordan’s birthday last year was a rainbow theme and I told my husband that, for my 20th (hardee har har) birthday, I want a rainbow theme too. {We’ll see if he remembers. #notlikely}

Meaghan and her family have gone through a lot to become parents and second-time parents. I think a rainbow shower is perfect for this happy occasion!

It being Christmas and all, I was making tons of cookies. Peanut butter blossom cookies are one of my favorites…especially with peanut butter cups. I remembered the cupcakes I made for Jordan and thought, why not dip the Reese’s? So I did. And aren’t they cute??

If you’re not into rainbows in the middle of December (and why aren’t you???) you can just make red and green, if you’d like. Christmas peanut butter cup cookies!

So, to Meaghan and her family, congratulations on your new baby girl! I’m SO happy for you. I’m seeing rainbows everywhere I go today, in honor of you!

Rainbow Peanut Butter Cookie Cups {Virtual Baby Shower!}


    For the Rainbow Peanut Butter Cups
  • 36 Reese’s peanut butter cups, unwrapped
  • Candy melts in rainbow colors (or desired colors, think Christmas, Valentines, 4th of July...)
  • For the Cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 36 Reese’s Peanut Butter cups (Colored optional)


    Make the rainbow peanut butter cups:
  1. Melt candy according to package directions. You need about 1/2 cup of melts per 6 peanut butter cups.
  2. Dip peanut butter cups into melted colored candy and tap off excess. Place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and chill until hardened. This can be done a day ahead of time.
  3. Make the cookies:
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray mini muffin pans (36 cavities) with cooking spray.
  5. Cream butter and peanut butter until mixed. Add sugars and cream until fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla, milk and baking soda. Slowly mix in flour until dough comes together.
  6. Scoop 1 tablespoon of dough into each mini muffin cup. (Optionally, you could roll each cookie into a ball and drop it into the muffin pans. This will make them “prettier”.)
  7. Bake for 8-9 minutes, until they just start to turn golden brown. While they are hot, place a peanut butter cup in the center of each. Cool completely (let the candy harden) before removing from pan. To remove, us a butter knife to carefully loosen the cookie from the pan. It should pop right out!


*Dipping the peanut butter cups in colored candy is optional, but pretty! *If you don’t have colored candy melts, you can use white melts or almond bark and color it using candy coloring (NOT food coloring). *Tip: make yellow and red first. Then mix for orange, etc. *These freeze well, between layers of paper towels.

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Here are the others who are helping celebrate Meaghan’s shower today! Go stop by and tell them you love rainbows too. :)

1.  Vanilla Bean BakerBaby’s First Christmas
2.  Not Your Momma’s CookieRainbow Swaddled Baby Cookies
3.  Crazy for CrustRainbow Peanut Butter Cookie Cups
4.  Dollhouse Bake ShoppeRainbow Sprinkle Sugar Cookies
5.  Creative FoodRainbow Pancakes
6.  Hoosier HomemadeRainbow Jar Cupcakes
7.  Kitchen Fun with My 3 SonsRainbow Smores Pops
8.  Pink Little CakeBaby at the End of the Rainbow Cake
9.  Love From the OvenRainbow Cake Pop Cupcakes
10. Munchkin MunchiesRainbow Balloon Cookies
11. The Baked EquationRainbow Baby Shower Cookies
12. SweetologyMarshmallow Baby Pops
13. Sugar SwingsRainbow Madeleines
14. Pint Sized BakerRainbow Meringue Tarts
15. Bird on a CakeRainbow Petal Cake
16. Haniela’sRainbow Centerpiece
17. Miss CandiquikMarshmallow Baby Bottles


This post may be linked to: Chef in TrainingTrick or Treat TuesdayLil’ LunaSweet Treats SaturdayChic-and-CraftyI’m Lovin’ it FridaysStrut your Stuff SaturdayWeekend Wrap Up PartySundae Scoop Link Partyand all of these too!


  1. Is there anything better than a rainbow theme?? Congrats Meaghan!!
    Lisa recently posted..Highlights from the Year OrnamentMy Profile

  2. These are so cute! I love that you dipped them in rainbow coloured candy melts and your presentation of them with the marshmallows is sweet!

  3. yay yay yay!!!
    michelle recently posted..rainbow madeleines for a virtual baby shower…!My Profile

  4. These are so cute!! Love all the colors – so fun.

  5. These are so fun, make me smile

  6. Cute idea using the candy melts..love!
    Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons recently posted..Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party #44My Profile

  7. I love these little tarts, not only they are so cute, but they are the perfect one bite treat.

  8. So cute and yummy too! Great idea to cover the pb cups with the colored icing:)
    Sue {munchkin mnchins} recently posted..Balloons for Baby~Virtual Baby Shower for Meaghan of The Decorated CookieMy Profile

  9. These look so yummy!! I love how you used the candy melts over the pb cups!
    Michelle | Creative Food recently posted..Rainbow Pancakes and a Virtual Baby Shower!My Profile

  10. How prettyy!!
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) recently posted..Molten Chocolate Lava CakeMy Profile

  11. SO adorable and what a great idea! Baby showers virtual or in person are so much fun!!
    Julie @ Julie’s Eats & Treats recently posted..Peanut Butter Ritz CookiesMy Profile

  12. Great ideas and especially the Christmas Tree ones are so festive looking, XOXO
    Susan recently posted..Red Velvet SnowballsMy Profile

  13. THANK YOU!!!!!! Somehow that doesn’t even cut it though. These are so so so awesome, and how did you all know RAinbow was my thing?? The lot of you just made me bawl the happiest ever tears, and thank you doesn’t even cover how much I appreciate this. YOU ROCK!!!! :)
    meaghan (the decorated cookie) recently posted..Christmas present cookie bites for CelebrationsMy Profile

  14. I love Meaghan’s blog, she’s the queen of cookies. And your rainbow peanut butter cookie cups sound like the perfect way to celebrate. The colours are mesmerising me! @-)
    Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} recently posted..Gingerbread FudgeMy Profile

  15. Oh my gosh! Those are so super cute. I love the rainbow idea…especially for a baby shower. It’s genius!
    Luv What You Do recently posted..No Meal Planning But Plenty of CookiesMy Profile

  16. Fantastic idea, Dorothy! I love PB cups, I love candy melts, I love rainbows…score!! :0)
    Robin @ Bird On A Cake recently posted..Rainbow Petal Cake {Virtual Baby Shower!}My Profile

  17. That is an absolutely adorable twist on the pb cup cookies!!! I love Meaghan’s blog too…so many cute things there!!!
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted..Christmas Cheer Giveaway!My Profile

  18. So cute! I bet these tasted amazing too!
    Sarah @ Miss CandiQuik recently posted..Snowmen CookiesMy Profile

  19. This is just a great idea!! Love them

  20. What a cute idea to dip the peanut butter cups! I love that…
    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen recently posted..Meat Lover’s Breakfast CasseroleMy Profile

  21. Finally… Got some time to actually read all the posts – I’m terrible!
    These look wonderful! I like how they are perfect almost any time of year! I was so happy to have been a part of the shower!
    Karyn – Pint Sized Baker recently posted..Dressed Up Peep PopsMy Profile

  22. These are wonderful, Dorothy! Love the bright colours :)
    Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box recently posted..Sweet Mince PiesMy Profile

  23. These looks so AWESOME! Looks like tons of fun for a shower. I think these would be GREAT to make for a child’s birthday as well.
    Mike ‘Cookie Man’ D. recently posted..Dishpan CookiesMy Profile


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