High Heels and Grills: Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cups

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cups

Salted Caramel. Either you love it or you hate it, right? I thought it was the weirdest thing ever when it started getting popular. It took me trying it one time though and I've been hooked ever since! It's definitely one of my favorite fads going on right now.

I found this recipe in a Pilsbury recipe book and I've been dying to try it! Don't worry, it did not disappoint. I'm not even a big peanut butter cookie fan and it still exceeded my expectations!


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups bread flour {or all-purpose flour}
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 1-1/4 cup caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 2 tsp. coarse salt

  1. COOKIES: Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. Beat together butter, sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
  4. Add peanut butter and mix just until blended.
  5. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  7. Gradually add flour mixture to wet mixture, just until blended.
  8. Roll out your cookie dough into balls. {The size of each ball will depend on how big you want your cookie cups. I did about 1-inch ones, but next time I will probably do 2-inch ones.}
  9. Place one ball into each of the 24 muffin cups.
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  11. After baking, use the end of a wooden spoon and press down the center of each cookie to make an indentation for the caramel.
  12. Let cool completely.
  13. FILLING: In a medium, microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and water uncovered on high for 1 minute.
  14. Stir and continue to microwave in 15-second increments until caramels are melted and can be stirred smooth.
  15. Stir in milk.
  16. Fill each cookie cup with about 1 tablespoon of melted caramel.
  17. Sprinkle with salt and let stand until set.

I want to try it with a chocolate chip cookie dough recipe and not put the chocolate chips in. I think it'd taste fabulous! Enjoy!


Linking up here.


  1. Yum! I am going to have to bake some of these! Yours look awesome!

  2. Great recipe! I'll have to try this for our next party!

  3. Tasty!!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. Oh YUm! I love that you used caramels, it's my favorite and whenever I try to make them I fail every time pinning these stopping by from craft o maniac

  5. Oh my, those cookies look amazing!!!! I will be trying those:) New followers here!
    A Brunette Duet

  6. I hope you have a nice day! Very good article, well written and very thought out. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts in the future.hgh

  7. I would be in the salted caramel love group. I just can't get enough of the yummy stuff! Love that you filled the peanut butter cookies with that gorgeous puddle of caramel!!!

  8. A) I LOVE salted caramel. Borderline obsessed even.

    B.) I saw this in a Pillsbury book and wanted to try it too.

    C.) I am pinning this to remind myself to make these soon!

  9. Pinned it!
    Cant wait to try this! Looks devine and delicious all in one!

  10. My mouth is watering! These look soo good!

  11. Great photo and tempting treat. Thanks for linking this up.

  12. Salted caramel everything is for me! Pinned it. Thank you!

  13. You were the most clicked link at Mealtime Monday last week! You are being featured in tonight's post as well as on my Facebook and Pinterest board. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party this week!


  14. These look so darn good! Pinned! Thanks for the yummy share!

  15. I made these the other night and they were great! I took half of them to my bible study the next day and everyone wanted the recipe!!

  16. I made these and they were GREAT! I took some to my Bible Study group and everyone wanted the recipe!

  17. These are AMAZING! A girlfriend of mine brought them to bible study and we tore them up!!! Totally pinning and making these for the holidays!!

  18. Yum! I just posted my favorite Peanut Butter Cup Cookies on my blog tonight, these remind me of those.


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