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Kris Kringle Peanut Butter Cups

Kris Kringle Peanut Butter Cups

Total Time To Complete: 33 Minutes
Makes: 3 dozen cookies

Suitable for ages 3 - 12

based on 29 reviews
These Kris Kringle Peanut Butter Cups are the perfect cookies to leave out with a glass of milk on that special night for Santa.


  • 36 NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER Jingles, unwrapped
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda


PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

BEAT brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter and peanut butter in large mixer bowl until combined. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour and baking soda.

DROP dough by rounded teaspoon into ungreased mini-muffin cups.

BAKE for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven; gently press 1 Nestlé Jingle into each cup. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove cookies from muffin cups with a butter knife. Serve warm or cool completely on wire racks.

NOTE: Try substituting NESTLÉ CRUNCH Jingles.

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Kris Kringle Peanut Butter Cups


This little dessert is an excellent addition to a meal or just for a snack. Easy to make and perfect for any meal. I have made this many times. Try them!!!

Kris Kringle Peanut Butter Cups


I love making these. They are so easy and quick. Great for parties or to give for a gift.(Yummy) My son loves these and request them every Christmas.

A New Holiday Favorite!!!!!!

Jennifer Roth from Canton, OH

I tried this recipe for the holiday season. They were a BIG hit! I will be making this recipe for years to come!!!!!

Kris Kingle Peanut Butter Cups


These are fanastic. I have been making them for a few years now and everyone loves them. I have tried different chocolates and they are all great. This year I used the new cherry chocolates and they were yummy. Perfect for cookie exchanges. They now ask me to make them.

Kris Kringle Cookies were a hit... during Hallowee


I actually made these cookies for a Halloween party that my fiancee and I hosted. Instead of the Jingle Bell chocolates I dropped in large chocolate morsels. They were a hit! I did not realize that so many people would like them. My favorite part of baking them was the cleanup of the tray. There was none thanks to the cupcake liners. I used the foil ones, so I was able to get more on one cookie sheet than one cupcake tray. Great cookies for any party! Love peanut butter? Just add extra peanut butter to the recipe. They still come out great!

Valentine's Peanut Butter Cups

Laura Driver from PARKVILLE, MO

These cookies were not like peanut blossoms, which were dry, but they were moist and gooey in the middle. I made them with milk chocolate Valentine's hearts for the holiday, and I was told they were "in the 97th Percentile" and they were very well-liked. I will definately make these again!

Kringle Peanut Butter Cups


I like to make these during the holidays, but also during the rest of the year. When I can't find Jingiles I like to use goobers. My nephew & neice like the substituion just fine.

Gone in a flash!

Kristin McManus from NEWPORT NEWS, VA

I made these for my stepson's cub scout meeting. The boys ate them up, as only a few crumbs remained! My husband gave them 2 thumbs up as well as he feasted upon them! I used assorted chocolate candies, in addition to those recommended. YUMMY!

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Beverly Hilderbrand from Staunton, VA

Everyone in my family is a peanut butter lover and for any event they ask for Kris Kringle. Sometimes I use nestle Toll House morsels instead of the Butterfingers and with all the new swirls it is unlimited what you can do.

Kris Kringle Peanut Butter Cups

Linda Mammoser from Elgin, IL

YUMMY!! they were a big hit at work. Everybody asked for the recipe.

These are sooo good!

Katie Petersen from Appleton, WI

This recipe is very easy, and very tasty!


Barb Hedden from Gillespie, IL

My grandchildren loved them.

Kris Kringle Peanut Butter Cups

Glenda Dawson from Cumberland Furnace, TN

I have made this two times already and everyone loves them. Thanks for such a good one.

Excellent and Easy

Raquel Kuzmic from Pittsburgh, PA

This is not only very easy but one of our favorite cookies we've made this year.


KATHY CHASE from Republic, MO

I made these to put on cookie trays for the neighbors. I had to guard them with my life, as my husband REALLY loved them..easy and fun to make.

Super easy-super good!

Lynette Alexander-Crosby from Hayward, CA

I had to go out and buy mini-muffin pans (which are NOT sold in grocery stores). It was worth the time and effort. I'd never head of Jingles before, but I bought them, too (had to sample a few as I baked). The cups were just great, as was the candy. I'm baking up a fresh batch today and going to experiment with milk chocolate and other fillers. I'm wondering about strawberry jam....

Kris Kringle Peanut Butter Cups

Bonnie Tollison from Port Orchard, WA

This receipe was the the simplest one I ever made. And the taste after they were bake was good. I will continue to make this receipe every year for Christmas and other holidays. With different chocalates next time. I could not find the butterfinger jingles so I used the nestles crunch ones and it work out great. Hope you like this receipe to. Enjoy

Favorite cookie for my son!

Jennifer Barnard from West Lafayette, IN

I made these for a carry-in at work. I gave my children samples the night before and, because there were no leftovers, I had to make them again! My 4-year-old loves to help by putting the Jingles in the cookies' centers. We also tried kisses, a small pile of chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips & peanut butter chips for the center. We had fun experimenting. This is an excellent peanut butter cookie recipe. YUM!

Moms best

lori barnett from bogue chitto, MS

My mom always made these for me now I am making them for my kids.

Best cookies ever


I made these cookies yesterday afternoon. They are probably the best cookies that I have ever tasted, and I don't normally like peanutbutter cookies. I was shocked!!! I am making them for all of my neighbors this year.

Simply Perfect

Shawna Shy from Norfolk, VA

This recipe was so incredibly easy and tastes wonderful! I made these and they were gone by the end of the day! My kids can't get enough of them!

A wonderful treat!

Jacquelyn Mauch from Big Spring, TX

This was the perfect treat to take to our school's Christmas Party. It was so easy and they were all gone within 15 minutes and requests for the recipe were many. Give it at try, you won't be disappointed!

Very peanutty

susan kenny from Norwood, NY

I had great reviews from my husband and other family members at Thanksgiving.

Kris Kringle Peanut Butter Cups

Diana G from Green City, MO

These are really good! I like that they look different than regular cookies, they will add interest to the Christmas cookie trays! I'm going to use the Holiday Shapes and Morsels next time I make them.

Kris Kringle Peanut Butter Cups

melissa ledford from franklin, OH

A great recipe I recommend it to anyone and easy.

Kris kringle peanut butter cups

Linda Doolittle from akron, OH

They are really quick and easy to make. tasty Too good to make just for the holidays.

Great cookie !

k cialella from new wilmington, PA

I make these every year around the holidays and special occasions. I've even substituted with reese peanut butter cups and white chocolate (for the hubby who is allergic to coco). they are very easy to make.

Kris Kringle Peanut Butter Cups

Margaret Stukenborg from Halfway, MO

Very Yummy! A must for the Christmas cookie baking!

Love 'em!

Kathryn Storozynski from West Orange, NJ

I usually bake these with mini-morsels and everybody loves don't have to worry about storing them - there are never any left!! :-)

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