TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling MAKES: 12 servings
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 lollipop sticks
12 fun-size Snickers or Milky Way candy bars
Prepared vanilla frosting
Black decorating gel
Optional decorations: Reese’s mini peanut butter cups, M&M’s minis, mini Chiclets gum and candy eyeballs
- Preheat oven to 375Â°. In a small bowl, cream butter, peanut butter and sugars until blended. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
- Insert a lollipop stick into the small end of each candy bar. Divide dough into 12 pieces; wrap one piece around each candy bar. Place 4 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake 14-16 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on pans 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Tint frosting; frost cookies. Decorate with gel and optional decorations as desired.Yield: 1 dozen.