Chocolate chip II

I think I’ve invented the successor to the chocolate chip cookie.

Maybe not. But it’s a great variation. Start with a tub of Trader Joe’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups, as featured recently on Candyblog. I liked them more than she did, and I quickly saw the potential of substituting them for chocolate chips.

My plan went awry, however, because I kept opening the tub, saying, “I should really try making these into cookies,” and then eating a handful. Soon I had no peanut butter cups and no cookies. So I got a new tub, and the results were awesome, by which I mean that I made the cookies and still have a bunch of candy left for snacking.

When you bake the cookies, the peanut butter cups ooze a little and, as Laurie put it, look like they’ve been run over by a truck. But the taste is great. It’s the shortest road to a chocolate peanut butter cookie.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookie

Any other candies I should try? Is there some small chocolate mint candy?

8 thoughts on “Chocolate chip II

  1. Emily Cartier

    Junior mints. York peppermint patties. Occasionally you can find Hershey’s cookies ‘n’ mint bars or nuggets (mostly around the holidays). Judging from the photo, junior mints are the right scale.

    I’m not a big fan of peanut butter in cookies… I always think it’s better to just get a hit of fresh Reese’s peanut butter cups.

  2. MOM(Judy)

    After Eight mints which they usually have at TJs, have a great snap and soft filling and they cut easily because they are square. Please, don’t offer me any-I really like them.

  3. heather

    wait…how did we get from brainstorming minty cookies to making fun of mamster’s neighborhood?


  4. Maggi

    I think TJ’s actually has little choco-mint candies similar to the peanut butter minis. My sister buys these Butterfinger BB’s (?) to make cookies. Oh, and Skor bits. They’re pretty yummy too.

    I should move to your town. I need to lose some of this (ahem) cookie weight.

  5. teri

    Delurking long enough to ask you if you’d share the recipe. I have been coveting those little PB cups at Trader Joe’s, and I think you just took away the last vestiges of my willpower…

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