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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!}

Ingredients

    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)

Instructions

    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!

Notes

*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 Baker – Baby’s First Christmas
2.  Not Your Momma’s CookieRainbow Swaddled Baby Cookies
3.  Crazy for Crust – Rainbow Peanut Butter Cookie Cups
4.  Dollhouse Bake ShoppeRainbow Sprinkle Sugar Cookies
5.  Creative Food – Rainbow Pancakes
6.  Hoosier Homemade – Rainbow Jar Cupcakes
7.  Kitchen Fun with My 3 SonsRainbow Smores Pops
8.  Pink Little Cake – Baby at the End of the Rainbow Cake
9.  Love From the Oven – Rainbow Cake Pop Cupcakes
10. Munchkin Munchies – Rainbow Balloon Cookies
11. The Baked Equation – Rainbow Baby Shower Cookies
12. Sweetology – Marshmallow Baby Pops
13. Sugar Swings – Rainbow Madeleines
14. Pint Sized Baker – Rainbow Meringue Tarts
15. Bird on a CakeRainbow Petal Cake
16. Haniela’s – Rainbow Centerpiece
17. Miss CandiquikMarshmallow Baby Bottles

 

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50 Responses to “Rainbow Peanut Butter Cookie Cups {Virtual Baby Shower!}”

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  3. Lisa posted on December 13, 2012 at 5:26 pm (#)

    Is there anything better than a rainbow theme?? Congrats Meaghan!!

    • crazyforcrust replied on December 13th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      Never! It’s the best. :)

  4. Paula posted on December 13, 2012 at 5:53 pm (#)

    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!

    • crazyforcrust replied on December 13th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      Thank you! :)

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  6. michelle posted on December 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm (#)

    yay yay yay!!!

    • crazyforcrust replied on December 13th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

      :) Thanks for doing this Michelle!

  7. Rachel @ Bakerita posted on December 13, 2012 at 11:10 pm (#)

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

    • crazyforcrust replied on December 14th, 2012 at 6:09 am

      Thanks Rachel!

  8. Hani(Haniela's) posted on December 14, 2012 at 1:53 am (#)

    These are so fun, make me smile

    • crazyforcrust replied on December 14th, 2012 at 6:09 am

      Thanks so much!

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  10. Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons posted on December 14, 2012 at 4:45 am (#)

    Cute idea using the candy melts..love!

    • crazyforcrust replied on December 14th, 2012 at 6:09 am

      Thanks Jill!

  11. Kathia posted on December 14, 2012 at 6:29 am (#)

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

  12. Sue {munchkin mnchins} posted on December 14, 2012 at 7:05 am (#)

    So cute and yummy too! Great idea to cover the pb cups with the colored icing:)

    • crazyforcrust replied on December 14th, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      Thanks Sue!

  13. Michelle | Creative Food posted on December 14, 2012 at 7:31 am (#)

    These look so yummy!! I love how you used the candy melts over the pb cups!

    • crazyforcrust replied on December 14th, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      Thanks Michelle!

  14. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on December 14, 2012 at 8:19 am (#)

    How prettyy!!

  15. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats posted on December 14, 2012 at 8:28 am (#)

    SO adorable and what a great idea! Baby showers virtual or in person are so much fun!!

    • crazyforcrust replied on December 14th, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      Thanks Julie!

  16. Susan posted on December 14, 2012 at 8:34 am (#)

    Great ideas and especially the Christmas Tree ones are so festive looking, XOXO

    • crazyforcrust replied on December 14th, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      Thanks Susan!

  17. meaghan (the decorated cookie) posted on December 14, 2012 at 10:59 am (#)

    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!!!! :)

    • crazyforcrust replied on December 14th, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      Thanks Meaghan! Congrats again, I’m so happy for you and your family!

  18. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} posted on December 14, 2012 at 11:00 am (#)

    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! @-)

    • crazyforcrust replied on December 14th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

      Thanks Lisa!!

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  21. Luv What You Do posted on December 14, 2012 at 7:53 pm (#)

    Oh my gosh! Those are so super cute. I love the rainbow idea…especially for a baby shower. It’s genius!

    • crazyforcrust replied on December 15th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you! :) Rainbows rock!

  22. Robin @ Bird On A Cake posted on December 14, 2012 at 8:33 pm (#)

    Fantastic idea, Dorothy! I love PB cups, I love candy melts, I love rainbows…score!! :0)

    • crazyforcrust replied on December 15th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      Thanks Robin!

  23. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on December 15, 2012 at 10:28 am (#)

    That is an absolutely adorable twist on the pb cup cookies!!! I love Meaghan’s blog too…so many cute things there!!!

    • crazyforcrust replied on December 15th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      Thanks Jocelyn!

  24. Sarah @ Miss CandiQuik posted on December 15, 2012 at 5:21 pm (#)

    So cute! I bet these tasted amazing too!

  25. Trish posted on December 15, 2012 at 5:32 pm (#)

    This is just a great idea!! Love them

  26. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen posted on December 16, 2012 at 3:58 pm (#)

    What a cute idea to dip the peanut butter cups! I love that…

    • crazyforcrust replied on December 16th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      Thanks Loretta!

  27. Karyn - Pint Sized Baker posted on December 16, 2012 at 8:15 pm (#)

    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!

    • crazyforcrust replied on December 17th, 2012 at 6:21 am

      Thank you Karyn! :)

  28. Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box posted on December 17, 2012 at 4:35 am (#)

    These are wonderful, Dorothy! Love the bright colours :)

    • crazyforcrust replied on December 17th, 2012 at 6:21 am

      Thanks Nicky!!

  29. Mike 'Cookie Man' D. posted on March 2, 2013 at 7:24 pm (#)

    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.

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 3rd, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      Thank you Mike! :)

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