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Mar 11

Slam Dunk Peanut Butter Cookie Reese’s S’mores

This post brought to you by REESE’S® Brand. All opinions are 100% mine.

So, I’ve kind of been addicted to s’mores lately…and not the traditional kind. First, I made s’mores with Girl Scout Cookies. Now?

Now I’m making s’mores with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. You’re welcome.

Enter the best s’more ever: Peanut Butter Cookie Reese’s S’mores!

Reese's Peanut Butter Cookie S'mores | | A s'more made with a peanut butter cup!

As you probably already guessed from, oh, the 5,000,000 posts on this blog with peanut butter in them, I’m totally addicted to the stuff. Cookies, brownies, pie, breakfast. I can’t. Get. Enough.

One of my favorite candies are REESE’S® Peanut Butter Cups, which I’m sure you probably guessed by now. If a bag of them is in my house, I will eat all of them, no joke.

I *think* somewhere there is a proven scientific fact that one bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (no matter the size) is only one serving. Come on, back me up on this…right?

Anyway, what’s better than a peanut butter cookie and a peanut butter cup? A s’more made with both.

These? Are totally drool worthy.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cookie S'mores | | A s'more made with a peanut butter cup!

I know, right?

They’re super easy to make too: take two rich peanut butter cookies (from my favorite recipe) and then make a s’more. I used the broiler to make my s’mores by placing a mini peanut butter cup on one cookie and a marshmallow half on the other. You heat them under the broiler for just a few seconds (really, don’t walk away from the stove!) and then sandwich them together.

The peanut butter cup gets gooey and oozey. The marshmallow gets melty and sticky. These are the best s’mores ever!

You could totally do this over an open flame in the traditional method. But then I’d have to be, you know, camping. #idontdothat

You can make these any way you want, for any event you’d like. They’d be perfect treat to feed all your friends that come over and watch the big basketball games this month. You could even do what I did and make the cookies look like basketballs before baking.

Cute food + s’mores + peanut butter cups = WIN

Reese's Peanut Butter Cookie S'mores | | A s'more made with a peanut butter cup!

Speaking of winning, I have a favor to ask of you.

The Reese’s Brand and Walmart are teaming up to give famillies great ideas for how to celebrate the big game by creating the REESE’S® Baking Bracket Challenge. I helped create one of 32 recipes that can be found at www.Reese’ Fans who vote for my recipe (this one!) will be entered to win a daily prize: a $100 Walmart gift card. {I’m not sure which bracket my recipe will be in, but I appreciate your help!}

Bring together your friends and family for some college basketball watching. It’s a great oppotunity for some fun and good food! Occasions like these are made even better with Reese’s proudcts, especially when they’re made affordable by shopping at Walmart. Find ideas and more Game Day Recipes on the Reese’s site!

But first, make these. Then go vote for me {shameless plug}.


Slam Dunk Peanut Butter Reese’s S’mores

Yield: 2 dozen cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • About 12 large marshmallows, cut in half
  • About 24 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures, unwrapped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment or silpat baking mats.
  2. Cream butter, peanut butter, and both sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add egg, vanilla, milk, and salt and baking soda. Mix until combined. Slowly add flour and mix until dough comes together.
  3. Scoop 1 tablespoon sized balls of dough and place them on prepared cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. Gently press each ball with the palm of your hand to flatten. Using a spoon, make marks to resemble a basketball, if desired. (You can also make the criss cross marks with a fork instead.)
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the bottoms begin to look brown. Cool at least 5 minutes on cookie sheets before removing to a rack to cool completely.
  5. Assemble the s’mores: turn cookies upside down on a cookie sheet. Place large marshmallow halves on half the cookies and a peanut butter cup on the other half. Broil until the marshmallow is toasty and peanut butter cup is melty, under a minute. Make sandwiches and serve warm.
  6. Note: You can also toast the marshmallows the old fashioned way: over an open fire!

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91 Responses to “Slam Dunk Peanut Butter Cookie Reese’s S’mores”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on March 11, 2014 at 6:03 am (#)

    Talk about a slam dunk alright! I think you made these just for me! The cookies look perfect (Ive gotta try your go-to) and then the smores action…will be pinning to multiple boards!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 11th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      Thank you Averie!! I couldn’t stop eating them. The trash can had to finish them for me or it would have been BAAAAD. Thanks for all the pins!


  2. Kim Byers @ The Celebration Shoppe posted on March 11, 2014 at 6:04 am (#)

    Oh my these look amazing! Pinning!


  3. Mary Brown posted on March 11, 2014 at 6:12 am (#)

    Oh Dorothy you special girl, these look delicious. I just voted for you too. Thanks for making me smile each time I read your posts. Have a great day and keep us all smiling!!!!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 11th, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      Thanks for voting Mary!!!


  4. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron posted on March 11, 2014 at 6:17 am (#)

    That ooey gooey chocolate – oh my gosh Dorothy! These are definitely slam dunk cookies! I love the “s’mores” with peanut butter cookies. Can NOT wait to try these instead of s’mores (graham crackers are way overrated!) Pinned :)


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 11th, 2014 at 6:32 pm

      Thank you for the pin!! And yes, totally overrated. :)


  5. Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon posted on March 11, 2014 at 7:50 am (#)

    These are speaking my language! Love,love love this flavor combo. I mean really, how could you not? Pinned!


  6. Niki posted on March 11, 2014 at 8:45 am (#)

    My favorite thing about going to the family cabin is s’mores night…seriously. And I don’t use boring old chocolate bars in my s’mores, I use full size pb cups. Melty choc and pb mixed with marchmallow and graham cracker goodness – yum! These cookies are the perfect fix for the other 49 weeks of the year I’m not able to make s’mores.


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 11th, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      Mmmm full sized. Skip the cookie just give me a marshmallow and one of those! :) LOVE that idea.


  7. Iram posted on March 11, 2014 at 9:40 am (#)

    I am starving for these now! :) These look amazing.


  8. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction posted on March 11, 2014 at 10:00 am (#)

    We love making s’mores with peanut butter cups! Using peanut butter cookies instead of graham crackers will just make them even more irresistible!


  9. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie posted on March 11, 2014 at 10:08 am (#)

    I had strawberry s’mores for the first time the other night at a bonefire. Used puffy sugar cookies, chocolate toasted marshmallow and even roasted strawberries over the fire to add to them. Next time I am going to suggest we make these!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 11th, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      Wow, Erin, those sound AMAZING. Sugar cookie s’mores. YES!


  10. Kelly @ Life Made Sweeter posted on March 11, 2014 at 12:43 pm (#)

    Oh my these cookies! This is pure ooey gooey perfection! Totally drooling over these slam dunk pb s’mores – love it! Pinned :)


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  12. Mom posted on March 11, 2014 at 1:19 pm (#)

    Yum, I want some!! :)


  13. Joanna @ the knitlit twit posted on March 11, 2014 at 1:52 pm (#)

    Yum! I would then be tempted to go totally crazy and use homemade marshmallows from Jello. Maybe grape, to go with a kind of PB&J theme…


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 11th, 2014 at 6:21 pm

      YES!!!!! So brilliant. You can add jell-o to homemade marshmallows?????? *mind blown*


      • Joanna @ the knitlit twit replied on March 13th, 2014 at 5:49 pm

        Sure can! That’s pretty much the only way I’ve made them. Since you need gelatin and sugar anyway, it sort of makes sense, and it’s kind of a shortcut for adding in fruity flavor without worrying about how extract or zest or something might throw off the delicate candy chemistry ; )

  14. dina posted on March 11, 2014 at 2:21 pm (#)

    they look amazing!


  15. Shannon @ Bake.Frost.Repeat posted on March 11, 2014 at 2:22 pm (#)

    I want to dive face first into some of those pictures! Those cookies look insane. I’m literally drooling.


  16. Heather @ French Press posted on March 11, 2014 at 4:45 pm (#)

    these are a complete slam dunk! you are amazing Dorothy, seriously


  17. Emily @ Life on Food posted on March 11, 2014 at 4:53 pm (#)

    I just want to dig my face into that pile. These look amazing!! FABULOUS!


  18. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on March 11, 2014 at 5:33 pm (#)

    reese’s always has been a favorite of mine (along with s’mores, duh!) and girl, you are ON FIRE with the s’mores recipes! this looks SOOOO out of control fantastic! I would love a whoooole bunch of these!


  19. Mary Frances posted on March 11, 2014 at 5:47 pm (#)

    Of course I’ll vote – this is genius! Smores and peanut butter sound amazing. Haha, of course, one bag of Reeses (and Snickers) is totally one serving. Doesn’t everyone know that? 😉


  20. Debbie Caraballo posted on March 11, 2014 at 5:57 pm (#)

    Wow, do these look good! Definitely pinning for future reference! And of course one bag of Reese’s is one serving! There’s not enough for more than one person, right? LOL….Thanks for sharing these cookies.



  21. Amy posted on March 11, 2014 at 6:13 pm (#)

    Just finished voting! Yours was in bracket 10 out of 16… For the first 2 minutes, I was really scared I missed it! How often can we vote?? I really want you to win! :)

    I’ve basically stopped buying Reese’s because I can’t. stop. eating. them. EVER. And my guy hates PB, so when all of the wrappers end up in the trash can, you can guarantee who did it. And it’s not our chihuahua. (Thank goodness). Your s’mores look absolutely amazing! I love those gorgeous drips of melted chocolate and strings of marshmallow. I bet even Mel wanted a taste after seeing them on the counter!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 11th, 2014 at 6:19 pm

      Thank you Amy!! And I have no idea. I’m not quite clear on the whole thing, ha!! Thanks for voting though. And ditto on the having it in my house. TOO DANGEROUS!


      • Amy replied on March 12th, 2014 at 12:26 am

        You’re welcome! I hope you’ll put little reminder links in your next few posts. If I’m allowed to vote every day, I totally will! :)

  22. Trish - Mom On Timeout posted on March 11, 2014 at 6:54 pm (#)

    AH-MAZING! I’m sure my pb cookie recipe is different, but I had these bad boys planned for May. Totally beat me to it! Pinning, loving, and oh-so jealous that you got to work with Reese’s :)


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 12th, 2014 at 6:48 am

      Well, I don’t think I’m the first (or last!) to make them. Post away!


  23. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner posted on March 11, 2014 at 6:58 pm (#)

    I totally am drooling! Brilliant idea! :) I feel like maybe summer will come quicker if I make these now. 😉


  24. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen posted on March 11, 2014 at 7:15 pm (#)

    I love Reeses.. please tell me you think there is a difference between good and bad reeses. I always get so depressed when I bite into what I consider a bad reeses!! :( But a good reeses, marshmallow and peanut butter cookies?! Wowza!! These would be deadly to have around!!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 12th, 2014 at 6:48 am

      LOL, I’ve never thought about it, unless they’re stale. Stale Reese’s are NOT good!


  25. Laurie F. posted on March 11, 2014 at 7:21 pm (#)

    I voted for you, Dorothy! Good luck! And I have to make these for the family – my daughter’s first taste of sugar, at 3 years old, was a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup. She was totally focused, like ” where has this been all my life?!”


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 12th, 2014 at 6:47 am

      LOL, as she should have been! Thanks Laurie!


  26. Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen posted on March 11, 2014 at 7:33 pm (#)

    Smores with PB cups?? What an amazing idea!!


  27. Tieghan posted on March 11, 2014 at 8:36 pm (#)

    Dear gosh!! Major slam dunk in my opinion! So much to love!!


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  29. Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen posted on March 12, 2014 at 2:10 am (#)

    These are a huge slam dunk!!! Peanut Butter Cookies and Smores in one with Reeses PB cups? Omg! All I need is a starry night and a campfire with a plate of these and I’d be content 😀 Amazing!!


  30. Jennie @themessybakerblog posted on March 12, 2014 at 4:09 am (#)

    There are no words, Dorothy. Oh mah goodness–yum! Pinned.


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 12th, 2014 at 6:46 am

      Thanks for the pin Jennie!


  31. David @ Spiced posted on March 12, 2014 at 5:08 am (#)

    Wow….these are incredibly! Beautiful photography, too. I definitely think a batch of these is in my near future!


  32. Kim posted on March 12, 2014 at 6:00 am (#)

    It’s been raining for hrs and I was looking for something to bake for my husband to have after his hockey game tonight. No need to look any further!
    Also-for the past year, I’ve been trying different combinations for s’mores. Using my homemade cookies as well as any store bought. Biscoffs, and those windmill spice cookies are good, as well as Milanos (double chocolate of course!) and all sorts of chocolate. Snickers, Crunch Bars, Milky Ways…well…I HAD to use up the leftover Halloween candy, right?!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 12th, 2014 at 6:45 am

      It’s so funny that, before the Thin Mint S’mores, I hadn’t thought of it. Now I can’t stop!!! :)


  33. Mir posted on March 12, 2014 at 6:25 am (#)

    I cannot contain my excitement. Thank you for enabling my peanut butter cup addiction! They are really the number-one go to candy choice. And these look like the best of all worlds.


  34. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats posted on March 12, 2014 at 7:00 am (#)

    I’m such a sucker for anything Reese’s or S’mores. Combine the two and I’m in heaven! Awesome idea Dorothy!


  35. Rebecca Cooper posted on March 12, 2014 at 8:35 am (#)

    These look yummy!


  36. Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More posted on March 12, 2014 at 8:40 am (#)

    These look amazing! Like, I totally want one and its 9am!! Seriously though…to die for!!


  37. FeauxCajun posted on March 12, 2014 at 9:54 am (#)

    love it! I’ll have to try these. The Hubs LOVES PB cookies and I love s’mores, so it’s perfect! Voting = done!


  38. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting posted on March 12, 2014 at 9:51 pm (#)

    TOTALLY voting and TOTALLY need one of these!!!


  39. Lyuba@willcookforsmiles posted on March 13, 2014 at 7:01 am (#)

    This is perfection, Dorothy! The chocolate and peanut butter and marshmallows…heaven!


  40. Chichi posted on March 13, 2014 at 7:02 am (#)

    These look really delicious


  41. Tonia posted on March 13, 2014 at 7:13 am (#)

    These are beyond amazing!


  42. Joy @ Baking-Joy posted on March 13, 2014 at 12:19 pm (#)

    So good! These cookies need to be made (although my current diet won’t thank me :-) )


  43. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures posted on March 13, 2014 at 12:37 pm (#)

    Yum! I’m a HUGE peanut butter fan too!


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  45. Risa posted on March 16, 2014 at 7:20 am (#)

    These look completely naughty in all the right ways. Mmm mm mmmm


  46. Jocelyn@Brucrewlife posted on March 16, 2014 at 10:25 pm (#)

    Now I’m craving these!! S’mores are one of my weakness’, and you just made them even better. These might be happening in my house soon. :) Pinned!


  47. Kristyn posted on March 19, 2014 at 7:52 am (#)

    Reese’s and S’mores together?! Ummm…. YES!! Sounds amazing!!


  48. Angela posted on March 21, 2014 at 9:01 am (#)

    I think I read that same study about Reese {wink, wink}. I love Reese too and it’s my go-to treat every time they are in the house. I can’t wait to try this, especially when we go camping #Ionlycampforthesmores. Thanks for sharing :)

    Also, I featured this recipe on my blog today, I’d love for you to stop by!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 22nd, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      Thank you so much Angela!


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  50. sarah @ Miss Candiquik posted on May 12, 2014 at 7:01 am (#)

    oh my gosh…how am I just seeing these? Droollll!


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