Kris Kringle Peanut Butter Cups

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 8 min
Cooling Time: 10 min
Yields: 3 dozen cookies


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.

Kris Kringle Peanut Butter Cups

by P. PAT , WATERTOWN, WI on Feb. 2007

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

by G. Glenda , CUMBERLAND FURNACE, TN on Jan. 2007

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!!!!!!

by J. Jennifer , Canton, OH on Dec. 2006

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

by J. JUDY , PLANTATION, FL on Dec. 2006

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

by M. MALLORY , Corona, CA on Nov. 2006

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

by L. Laura , PARKVILLE, MO on Feb. 2006

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

by J. JIM , ORLANDO, FL on Feb. 2006

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!

by K. Kristin , NEWPORT NEWS, VA on Dec. 2005

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!

Peanut Butter

by B. Beverly , Staunton, VA on Oct. 2005

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

by L. Linda , Elgin, IL on Dec. 2003

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