Peanut Butter Caramel Cookies Recipe

Peanut Butter Caramel Surprise Cookies

The only thing better than warm peanut butter cookies is warm peanut butter cookies with chocolate and caramel inside.

20 min. prep time
48 cookies
656 Ratings


1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (10-ounce) package mini milk chocolate caramel-filled candies, unwrapped, cut in half


Heat oven to 375°F.

Combine brown sugar, sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add peanut butter, eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed, scraping bowl if necessary. Add flour, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Shape rounded tablespoonfuls of dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Press 1 candy half in center of each ball, cut-side up. Form dough around candy, completely covering candy. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. (Cookies spread and flatten as they bake.)

Bake 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown around edges. Let cool 1 minute on cookie sheets. Remove to cooling rack.

Recipe Tip

Milk chocolate-covered caramel, peanut and nougat miniature (not fun size) candy bars will also work in this recipe. Use a whole miniature candy for each cookie.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 130

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 105mg

Carbohydrates: 17g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #14310©2008Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I make this a lot. I use bite size snickers in mine! Family loves these! I also made the old fashioned apple crisp. It's now my favorite. Simple recipe & very good!
I used Rolo candies.
Delicious and easy to make!
Just made these cookies for my daughter's HS graduation party. Made with natural PB and Reese's PB Cups. Cut the Reese's in half as instructed and used a number 60 cookie scoop. . .made exactly 76 cookies with a 12 ounce bag of Reese's Miniatures. . .no leftover dough or Reese's. My MIL thot they were delicious
used rolo's
I made these for a cookie contest/exchange and these cookies were a winner with my co-workers. I used DeMet's Treasures milk chocolate and caramel.
I make these cookies with miniture Snickers bars and they are out of this world.

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