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Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 (10-oz.) package (1 1/2 x 3/4-in.) milk chocolate
  • caramel-filled candies, unwrapped, cut in half

Recipe Directions

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine brown sugar, sugar and Land O' Lakes® Butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add peanut butter, eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed, scraping bowl if necessary. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking soda and salt. Beat 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 for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown around edges. Let cool 1 minute on cookie sheets. Remove to cooling rack.

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.

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