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Mar 22

Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Pudding Cookies

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Pudding Cookies are some of the best pudding cookies yet! Chocolate and peanut butter make for a rich cookie, especially when filled with chocolate covered marshmallows and chocolate chips!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Pudding Cookies

My cat loves my husband. And when I say love, I don’t mean “he feeds me and changes my litter box” love. I mean she luuuuuuuuuuuuvs him. With i’s dotted with pink puffy hearts and Mrs. Callie Kern doodles and all that.

Every night, we climb into bed and watch approximately 5 minutes of The Soup or No Reservations before we conk out. Callie lies on his side of the bed, waiting. As soon as my husband lays down, her drooling, eye watering, purr-fest begins. If he so much as touches my arm instead of petting her she shoots me a look that says, “I hope you die in the night so I can get an extra meal.” She then screams at him and urges his hand back onto her chin.

My husband is often traveling during the week, and Callie just isn’t the same without him. I try to stand in for him. I climb into bed and call for her. I pat the bed next to me and pet her a little. She gets all sandofish and goes to sit in the opposite corner, facing the wall. I’m just not her love interest, I guess.

Now, the dog…well. That’s another post.

Does anyone else have really strange animals? It can’t just be us, right? Because what does that say about me?

{Don’t answer that.}

You know what I luuuuuuuuuuv with heart dotted i’s?

Cookies. Pudding cookies. With peanut butter and chocolate and marshmallows.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Pudding Cookies

I made these cookies awhile ago – after Christmas. And I never posted them! I realized I needed to ASAP – because they use Peepsters. Have you ever seen those candies? They come out at Christmas and Easter, and are made by the people who make Peeps. They’re chocolate covered marshmallows and are SO good.

You all know how much I love pudding cookies. I’m addicted to them! They come out perfect and soft every single time. For these cookies I used chocolate pudding mix, and I subbed peanut butter for some of the butter. Best. Decision. Ever! It’s like a rich chocolatey, peanut buttery cookie all rolled into one! Then, for good measure, I added chocolate chips and chopped Peepsters. They’re like a chocolate fluffernutter cookie!

So go on out and get yourself a few bags of Peepsters. I said a “few” because you’ll want to eat one bag by itself. Then make these cookies.

chocolate peanut butter pudding cookies

 If you don’t, I’ll sic my cat on you. 😉

Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Pudding Cookies

1 hour

Yield: 3-4 dozen cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Pudding Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 small box chocolate pudding (3.4-3.9 ounces)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 25 (1 package) Peepsters Chocolate covered marshmallows (available at Easter and Christmas), each cut in half
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add pudding mix and blend until combined.. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Mix in baking soda and flour. Stir in chocolate chips and cut up Peepsters. Chill dough for at least 30 minutes.
  2. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Scoop one tablespoon balls of dough and place on cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes until the outside just looses it’s glossy un-baked look. Cool for 5 minutes before moving to a rack to cool completely. Cookies can be frozen for later consumption, if desired. Place in a ziploc bag between layers of paper towel for best results when freezing.

Other pudding cookies you might like:

Oatmeal White Chocolate Pudding Cookies

Oatmeal White Chocolate Pudding Cookies by #cookie @crazyforcrust

Butterscotch Molasses Pudding Cookies

Butterscotch Molasses Pudding Cookies by #cookies #Christmas

Sweets from friends:
Better than Anything Cookies from Chef In Training
White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Pudding Cookies by Something Swanky
Banana Pudding Cookies by Two Peas and Their Pod
M&M Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies by Inside BruCrew Life



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84 comments on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Pudding Cookies

  1. Peepsters Chocolate covered marshmallows – didnt know they existed but now I want them. These ARE your best pudding cookies ever. And I love oatmeal and molasses but this version is even more fab!

  2. Those cookies look to-die-for good! And our cat, Bitty, big fat pink puffy heart LOVES my hubby, too! She’ll head butt him and scootch up just as close as she can to him to sit with him. I’m not a very good substitute either. Maybe I just need to bake her these cookies? :)

  3. These could not look more delicious…. I need to hire someone to make these for me after my half marathon Sunday :)

  4. There are no words because I am sitting here with my mouth open drooling at the melted marshmallow coming out of the cookies. These look insanely good!!! And that is too funny about the cat…we used to have 2 cats that loved my hubby too, no matter how many times he pushed them away!!!

  5.! So I have the routine that I normally read through blogs in alphabetical order because I’m OCD like that but I checked twitter first and had to come straight here this morning… These look delicious and I can’t wait to try them!! Amazing Dorothy!

  6. Ha, our cat is the same way. Whoever started the rumor that cats are aloof clearly hasn’t met our little ones. And oh my goodness, these cookies! Heaven.


    Chocolate, pb, marshmallows, cookies….*sigh of happiness*

    I’m also super sorry that your cat is so possessive of your hubby, that is so not nice to you. As far as I can tell weird behavior seems to be normal for pets 😛

  8. Wow these amazing, Dorothy! I have yet to try pudding cookies but I can never say no to super soft cookies!

  9. wow..these look so good and delicious…can’t wait to try this..

  10. i have no idea chocolate covered peepsters existed! now I have to go hunt them down this weekend at Target. Oh and pudding cookies? I love how gorgeous they are each time. They look wonderful Dorothy!

  11. I told Scott he better have a big basket of Peeps for me on Easter. He said, “Yuck”. That means I get to eat them all myself, I guess.
    I still need to try the whole pudding cookie thing. I better hurry. The fad could be almost over.

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  13. Ok, so I know I said you outdid yourself with the bacon maple cinnamon rolls, but these cookies MAY just top that recipe. Holy moley, I can’t believe I’ve never thought of this. My all time three favorite things are chocolate, peanut butter, and marshmallows (or marshmallow fluff), so these cookies have my stomach growllllling! Must find chocolate cover peeps and make these asap!!

  14. I need to go find these chocolate covered marshmallows you’re talking about. I love these cookies, the name alone makes them awesome! And that’s great about your cat, ha ha, animals are crazy sometimes

  15. Wow! These look good! I have not seen these Peepsters! I think I need to find them so I can try these cookies!

  16. I saw the chocolate peeps and thought I’d do cupcakes with them…but I love this combination. You must have the same “gene” I do for mixing ingredients, XOXO

  17. Peepsters are the best! I buy them in large quantities right after Easter when they are 30% off and try to make them last all year. Sometimes I just stick them in the middle of a wad of sugar cookie dough and bake. These look extra yummy!

  18. Hi Dorothy! I live in New Zealand and I love your blog! I can’t wait to try this recipe, although we don’t have peeps here so I’ll have to find a substitute.

  19. That is too funny Dorothy! I’ll be honest, I am not a cat person. I blame my mother in law’s cat who absolutely hates me. She’s nice to everyone else, but bites me!! Love these cookies although I’ve never seen Peepsters!

  20. Our Vet told us somehow we always change our cats into dogs. I think cats just like to do mind games. You know how they stare at something until you turn your head, then walk away.

  21. Love the flavor combination, especially those gooey, melted marshmallows!

  22. These cookies are full of ooie gooey goodness! They look fantastic, Dorothy!

  23. I have only one word for these cookies…yum! Oh and pinned:). Because I will be making these soon! I just made a chocolate and peanut butter mousse cheesecake last week that was heavenly. Chocolate and peanut butter are the perfect pair! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  24. That’s it … I am sending my hubby to your house! This has all his favorite things rolled up in one. Last night he wanted to spread PB on a Peep and dip it on chocolate.

  25. Dorothy, chocolate and peanut butter are always a good idea and those gooey marshmallows just sweetened the deal! Yum!

  26. Wow. These look dee-lish! I am going to have to bake them, serve them and run to keep from eating too many! Why must thou tempt me so? :) Pinning this one!

    Visiting from Pint-sized Treasures

  27. Haha! That is so funny about your cat. My one dog is like that with my hubby. We can’t even have her around when my hubby is playing with the kids or she gets snippy, like she just wants him for herself. So weird, lol! These cookies have my mouth watering. Love you added Peepsters in them!

  28. Dogs love me but cats can’t stand me, I don’t know what it is! Whenever I see chocolate covered peeps I always stock up on them! Now I know exactly what to do with them. Your recipes are always so creative and never disappoint.

  29. Woah. Peeps in the cookies? YUM.

  30. These look RIDICULOUSLY good!!! Holy cow! These little cookies look like heaven.

  31. Oh my gosh!! That cookie oozes deliciousness!!

  32. Beautiful photos, Dorothy! Nicely done, very nicely done. :-)
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

  33. OMG! These look sooo good. I want to bake a batch now…Love your pictures! Thanks for sharing!

  34. You need to stop with the awesome delicious looking treats! Your blog makes me so hungry! And how have I never seen these Peepsters before? I need to get on that immediately!

  35. Well it doesn’t get much better than this! All of my favorites rolled into one! My kids will love these!

  36. Drooling over these cookies and all of your other fabulous recipes!! :)

  37. I used not only my leftover chocolate covered peeps for this, but cut up my chocolate bunny for the chocolate chunks! Came out fabulous. :) Love this recipe and your blog!

  38. I just found this recipe today – as I was pinning the copycat Famous Amos cookies – I just wanted to tell you – this looks awesome. Cannot wait to get me some chocolate covered peeps and try this. I love your site!! And, I also have a Cali – except she is a boxer (tiny – was the runt of the litter and only weighs about 40 lbs at 15 months old) Anyway – here’s my weird pet story – I hold out two different treats for her, she sniffs them both, sometimes gives a tiny little lick, then picks the one she wants to eat. And, she does not come back for the other one – its hilarious. Cannot wait to try both recipes! ♥

    • Thanks for the pin Donna! I cannot wait for those marshmallows to come back out! Cali sounds like Ginger – ever since we babysat my MIL’s dog, she won’t take her treat from me. I have to throw it at her. LOL!

  39. Funny about the cat. My cat (she) was so super attached to my dad whereas the other one who was my baby (he) was so attached to me and all things olive and chocolate. He used to bite by dad if he so much as even raised his voice at us. And he would sneakily love to get at the cookie jar when my mom wasn’t around. But he knew I’d always offer him his bit of the cookie first so he always asked me for it 😛

  40. Hi Dorathy, I wonder if the egg can be replaced by other ingredient? I am allergy to egg.. But I really want to try making these!

  41. Did you use regular one instant pudding?

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