Reese’s Pieces Cookies

5 from 7 votes

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Reese’s Pieces Cookies are chock full of peanut butter candy goodness in a chocolate fudge cookie. You’ll get chocolate and peanut butter in every delicious bite!

Chocolate Reese's Cookies

Reese’s Pieces Cookies

These Reese’s Pieces Cookies are a favorite quick cookie recipe at our house. Colorful Reese’s Pieces candies combined with chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and peanut butter chips all in a chocolaty cookie dough make the best combination when you have a sweet tooth. My kids go crazy for anything chocolate and peanut butter so these are their top choice when it comes to cookie baking. They love to help chop up their favorite candy and add them to the dough. This is a perfect recipe for using up leftover Halloween candy too!

This cookie dough could not be easier to make, because you use a cake mix! If you’ve never used boxed cake mixes for cookies, I encourage you to try this recipe! Just add a few ingredients including butter or oil, eggs, extra sugar if needed and some water to the mix and your cookie dough is done! It’s fudgy, chocolaty, chewy and so yummy! I love using devil’s food cake mix for added density but you can use any chocolate cake mix that you have on hand. These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with a spice cake mix and they are delicious! Try this recipe for Homemade Oreo Cookies using a chocolate cake mix, and this Red Velvet Brownies Recipe are made with a red velvet cake mix. So many options!

Add Other Candy Too!

With this easy cookie dough as a base you can add just about anything to it to create your favorite cookie treat. I like to dig through my kids’ Halloween candy for inspiration. Chop up just about any candy bar and create dozens of your favorites, like:

  • Almond Joy or Mounds
  • Kit Kat
  • M&Ms (any kind will work perfectly)
  • Junior Mints
  • Milky Way
  • Twix
  • Snickers
  • Baby Ruth
  • Butterfinger

If your cookie needs more bulk than just the candy, add chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips and any kind of nuts. I love peanuts in these cookies, chopped pecans or walnuts. These are so much fun for kids to help make!

Cookies and candy combine together so nicely! Try some of our favorite candy filled cookie recipes:

Chocolate Reese's Cookies

Reese’s Pieces Cookies

5 from 7 votes
Reese's Pieces Cookies are chock full of peanut butter candy goodness in a chocolaty fudge cookie. You'll get chocolate and peanut butter in every delicious bite!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 11 mins
Total Time 21 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24


  • 1 chocolate cake mix unprepared
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup Reese’s peanut butter chips
  • 3/4 cup Reese’s pieces
  • 3/4 cup Reese’s miniature peanut butter cups chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine first five ingredients.
  • Stir in all Reese's candies.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 11-13 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 189kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 103mgPotassium: 64mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 145IUCalcium: 18mgIron: 0.5mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Love that these are made with a cake mix. They are so easy & soft & we have plenty of reeses pieces from Halloween. I know what I need to make today!!

  2. 5 stars
    I am a Reese’s Pieces freak so these are hands down my favorite cookies ever. They’re chewy, they’re chocolatey, they’re perfect!