Thursday, February 12, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookie Pops

When I was teaching (a number of years ago), an incredibly-super-wonderful room parent brought these in for one of the parties, and I was immediately hooked. She wrote up the recipe for me and I am forever grateful! Thanks, Mrs. H!

Now, I make them as a special treat for my own kids! The fun is the in surprise which you tuck in the middle.

That day, they came to school with Rolo's in the middle. Oh-my-goodness were they good! But I have someone in the family who doesn't like carmel. So for this batch, I cut up chunks of Snickers Bars to put in the middle.

Peanut Butter Cookie Pops
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
1 Cup Crisco
1 Cup Peanut Butter
2 teaspoons Vanilla
2 eggs
3 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda

Snack size or funsize candy bar with soft center (Rolo's, Milky Ways, Snickers, etc.)

Popsicle sticks (Be sure to use a good grade to prevent splinters)

Heat oven to 375. (My oven is hot, so I cook them at 350)

In a large bowl, combine first 6 ingredients. Beat well. Add7-9. Mix well.

Insert stick into candy. Form a golf ball size ball of dough and surround the candy, patting around till it is smooth and completely covered.

Place 3-4 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 13-15 minutes until lightly golden brown.

*Cool 7-10 minutes on the cookie sheet and then remove and cool completely.

This recipe makes around 32 of the snack size pops, depending on how large you make them.

You don't have to use the popsicle sticks. You can simply roll the balls in red sugar and press a Hershey's Kiss into the top when you remove them from the oven. They make wonderful Valentine's Day Treats. I mixed this batch up and did a few of each, even rolling a few in raw sugar (something I love!).

Wrap a pop up in colored cellophane and tie with a red ribbon and it makes a fun teacher gift!

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Now, who's coming over to help me eat these??


Anonymous said...

Such a fun idea to put them on sticks!! These cookies are a favorite at our house too. Last time I made them I put Reese's in the middle and that was a fun change, especially if you love peanut butter!

Sherry said...

My, oh my! I love peanut butter. I'm thinking these would be great dipped in chocolate, too!

Anonymous said...

Hey - I volunteer to come over and help you eat these! They sound great - I will have to try them!

Mari said...

What a great idea! I'll have to remember this.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Yum. I love peanut butter cookies and this is a clever way to make and eat them! Thanks for the recipe. Also, thanks for stopping by my site.

Shelley a.k.a. Momma said...

Those are so cute! Thanks for the idea!! And thanks for letting me know you stopped by my blog this week!:)