Buncha Crunch Peanut Butter Cookies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 9 min
Cooling Time: 15 min
Yields: 3 dozen cookies


This Buncha Crunch Peanut Butter Cookies recipe features an amazing flavor combination of chunky peanut butter mixed with Nestlé Crunch candy. Your kids will love these.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in large bowl.

BEAT butter, peanut butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in Buncha Crunch. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Making a Reduction

by J. JUNE , BAILEYS HARBOR, WI on Sep. 2006

The recipe tempted me since I've been making some effort to reduce sugar and caloric intake. I was able to find all the ingredients, except for the Nestle Crunch Free candy bar. So I made the cookies with a regular bar. The cookies are tasty and nicely sized, just big enough for a satisfying end to a meal. I recommend them highly. Meanwhile I'll keep an eye out for the sugar-free version of the candy bar.


by C. Carmelia , CLEVELAND, OH on Dec. 2005

This recipe is great! It was easy to prepare, and everyone loves it. The kids were happy that the cookies contained peanut butter and candy (Crunch Bar) and the adults loved the texture and taste of the cookes. This was a wonderful holiday treat!

peanut butter crunch cookies

by M. Maryann , COATESVILLE, PA on Nov. 2005

I made 5 dozens of cookies for my sister to take them to work and everybody enjoyed them.

great for leftover halloween candy bars

by H. Hattie , Geneva, OH on Nov. 2005

We are always having lots of leftover candy bars and such from halloween like the Nestle crunch bars and plain chocolate bars. I just put them in my chopper, about and used them instead of going out and buying a bag of the Nestle crunch bites. Worked wonderfully and I plan on keeping and using this recipe again even with out adding anything extra.


by P. Pansy , BUNKER, MO on Aug. 2005

These cookies are scrumptious! And they are so very easy to make. It makes an average cook look like a novice.

Loved them

by D. Debra , OAK LAWN, IL on Mar. 2005

I made these and brought them to work and everyone loved them. Great crunchy cookies.

versatile cookies

by S. SANDY , SPRINGFIELD, OH on Oct. 2004

Instead of Nestle crunch you could use butterfingers or other candy bars, all would be suitable substitutes and still makes a great cookie.

Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies

by t. tray , SAN JOSE, CA on Sep. 2004

These were great! My whole group at work loved these. I added more chopped peanuts in and ontop of the cookies- DELISH!

Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies

by p. pete , , paint rock tx on Aug. 2004

Great! This time I fixed them I did not have the Nestle crunch to add so I added 1 cup of coconut and they turned out good

Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies

by d. dave , boone, NC on Jun. 2004

These turned out to be one of the best cookies that I've ever made. I added just a pinch of crumbled Butterfinger bar to the top of the cookie before baking.