Peanut Butter Meltaway Cookies [+ Video]

These are the best peanut butter cookies I’ve ever had. Peanut Butter Meltaway Cookies are peanut butter cookies, stuffed with chocolate!


peanut butter meltaway cookies stuffed with chocolate



Ok, the time has come to talk about our all time favorite cookie combination. Peanut butter meltaway cookies are seriously the bee’s knees and I don’t even know what that means, but if it’s good then these cookies are it!



peanut butter meltaway cookies stuffed with chocolate


Look at those soft and fluffy peanut butter cookies stuffed with melty chocolate wafers (basically a big chocolate chip that’s been flattened).

Check out how easy it is to make them!





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peanut butter meltaway cookies stuffed with chocolate



Not only do I love cookies, especially when I’m tired, anxious, stressed, or sad (hello emotional eater!!), but more importantly I love to give them away. I’m such a firm believer that if ever you are feeling the weight of the world it’s time to turn the attention outward. Give a little love to someone else. Yes, the work will still be there when you get back, but somehow the load will seem lighter and you’ll be amazed at how quickly you accomplish things once you’ve served others.


peanut butter meltaway cookies stuffed with chocolate


Peanut Butter Meltaway Cookies

It’s never a bad day to snuggle up with a good book and peanut butter meltaway cookies or to drop by someone’s house and spread a little love.

Especially since not only are they filled with chocolate but they are rolled in cinnamon sugar which is surprisingly the best flavor combination EVER. We hope you love them as much as our family does!

Oh, and before I forget, these cookies freeze beautifully both as the dough and after baking! Hooray!!


Could You Substitute Biscoff For Peanut Butter in Cookies?

If peanut butter is not the primary source of fats in the recipe, you should be fine.

I would compare the fat content of the two.

Biscoff can definitely be substituted for peanut butter in peanut butter sandwiches.


Can You Use Salted Butter In Recipes That Call For Unsalted Butter?

If you do not have unsalted butter for a recipe, you could use salted butter.

Just leave out the added salt in the recipe.


Can Peanut Butter Cookies Be Frozen?

Cookies should be frozen individually after they’ve cooled completely, meaning they should be placed on a baking sheet, not touching, until frozen solid.

Once frozen, cookies should be placed in a freezer bag and can be frozen for up to 3 months.


Peanut Butter Meltaway Cookies

Peanut butter cookies stuffed with chocolate
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Peanut Butter Meltaway Cookies

These are the best peanut butter cookies I've ever had. Peanut Butter Meltaway Cookies are soft peanut butter cookies, stuffed with chocolate and rolled in cinnamon sugar!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: 100 Best Cookies Recipes on the Planet
Keyword: chocolate, Cookies, dessert, food, hershey's, meltaways, peanut butter, recipe
Servings: 1 recipe
Calories: 4934kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 1/2 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter softened
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups Hersheys Meltaway Chocolates
  • 1/3 Cup Cinnamon Sugar for rolling


  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the cinnamon sugar in a small bowl. Set aside. In a standing mixer, combine the peanut butter, butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Mix on medium high speed for 1-2 minutes, and the mixture become creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix to combine. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients and slowly add to the wet ingredients with the mixer running. Mix until combined and turn off the mixer. Place a tablespoon amount of dough in your hand and flatten on your palm. Add the meltaway and fold the dough over the chocolate and then roll into a ball. Roll the dough in the cinnamon sugar and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes and remove from the oven. Best eaten while warm.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 4934kcal | Carbohydrates: 552.8g | Protein: 63g | Cholesterol: 430mg | Fiber: 26g | Sugar: 392.6g
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These are the best peanut butter cookies I've ever had. Peanut Butter Meltaway Cookies are peanut butter cookies, stuffed with chocolate!


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81 comments on “Peanut Butter Meltaway Cookies [+ Video]”

  1. I made these this weekend and they turned out fantastic!!!  I couldn’t find anything called Hershey’s Meltaways Chocolates, and I saw that this was originally posted several years ago so I figured maybe those don’t exist anymore… so I made them using Dove Chocolates.  I wasn’t sure if those would work since they’re just regular chocolates and not Meltaways, but they were sooooooo good!  I just wanted to share that in case anyone else was in the same boat and didn’t know what to use!  Thanks for this delicious recipe!!!!!

    • Thank you for the tip Lindsey! Let’s be honest…probably any chocolate is going to be delicious in these! Haha! Hershey’s Meltaway Chocolates are wafer shaped chocolates, so if you can’t find Hershey’s brand, any kind of chocolate melting wafer would work! Or Dove! LOL!

  2. How many serving can you make from this recipe?

  3. Yield is “1 Recipe” but how many cookies is this 1 recipe supposed to make? Thanks.


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  10. These cookies looked so yummy so we tried making them tonight and they were raw on the inside after the full 10 minutes of cooking. And the chocolate didn’t melt well in the center so there was no gooey pull. Any suggestions?? 

  11. In looking at the nutrition info, is it correct?! 4000+ calories per cookie? That doesn’t seem right. I know they won’t be low calorie, but that seems high. 

  12. Can’t find any Hershey’s Meltaways, but I did see at Target some Hershey’s Bliss chocolates with meltaway centers. Is this what you used?

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  14. I know this sounds pretty silly question to ask but is there a substitute for the peanut butter?

  15. Would it b the end of the world if I didn’t use a mixer??

  16. Can you use regular chocolate chips instead of the meltaways? Would love to try this recipe!

    • Hi Anna,
      The chocolate chips have a hard time melting down enough, but I have used a chunk of milk chocolate, like those bricks you can buy at the store (not a hersheys bar or baking chocolate).

  17. I will take a dozen, pretty please! 🙂 Pinned!

  18. I am having a really hard time finding the Hershey’s meltaways. Even on their website. It seems the only thing I can find are the kisses. Help . .. . can’t wait to make these!

  19. oh my gosh, peanut butter cookies are one of my favorite desserts, and with chocolate in the middle, especially gooey melty chocolate. This sounds amazing. I need to make these (or at least eat these) now!

  20. Made these yesterday and they were a huge hit! Delicious!!

  21. About how many cookies would you say the recipe makes?

  22. I love chocolate fondue a Valentine’s treat.

  23. Chocolate chip cookies

  24. Those cookies look mouth watering. I love to eat meringue cookies

  25. Dark Chocolate and carmel is my favorite valentine treat

  26. hersheys chocolates!!

  27. cannot resist chocolate strawberries!

  28. this looks like heaven on a plate

  29. Red velvet cake is my go 2 valentine’s day treat

  30. They look fabulous. I have been rearranging my Pinterest boards, too…pain! There should be an easier way, for sure.

  31. Anything chocolate, especially chocolate covered nuts.

  32. These look so amazing, there is no better combo than peanut butter and chocolate!

  33. I thought of re-arranging my Pinterest boards too but haven’t had the guts to start it yet! Bravo and kudos to you!

    These Peanut Butter meltaways look and sound scrumptious…I’m sure they helps a lot when you get too tired of re-arrange and need a tea break. 😉 Have a wonderful week ahead.

  34. My favorite valentines treat is champagne and chocolate strawberries! These cookies look rediculous amazing!

  35. I swear I commented on this post already but have clicked on it a few times the past 2 days from various pinterest boards. Let’s just say I’ve been here more than once to stare at these beauties 🙂

  36. I love anything with chocolate, especially chocolate-cover cherry!

  37. Oh bless us these look delicious. YUM!

  38. Pinterest boards aren’t so hard to organize in the beginning when you only have a few pins. But by the time you realize that you really need some subcatagories, you have hundreds of pins. That’s a lot of clicking to change things around. You could probably get some sort of repetitive motion injury! Reaching for these cookies could give your wrist a break. I am going to bake some in the name of safety. 🙂

  39. Worst thing you could post today when I’m craving cookies and haven’t a meltaway in sight.

  40. Yum! I know what I’m doing this weekend.

  41. I completely agree with you! I tried to re-arrange mine a few months ago but I gave up. I just have one that’s savory and one that’s sweet for most food items. I really want to do a board with my recipes but seriously, just too hard with moving pins individually. Sigh!

    This cookie, my dear, looks SO good!! I love the melty chocolate in the middle!!

  42. I’ve been trying to organize my boards too. I definitely think a few of these cookies would help the process along.

  43. Mmmm, I LOVE Peanut Butter….LOVE IT!!! My favorite Valentine’s Day treat actually involves peanut butter and it is a molten chocolate cake with peanut butter filling.

  44. these look so good..i love cookies stuffed with things…and LOL i just refigured some of my boards and it took FORever!

  45. these look amazing! chocolate and peanut butter are my best friends!

  46. These cookies look incredible. What great texture, and of course, they’re stuffed with chocolate 🙂

  47. I have been dying to try these Hershey’s Meltaways! My favorite Valentine’s Day treat is chocolate!

  48. Definitely a box of assorted dark chocolates!

  49. My favorite valentine sweet would be a box of chocolates with nuts. Love the giveaway, thank you

  50. These look sooo good – especially that melty chocolate!!

  51. These cookies look melty and delicious and I’m obsessed.

  52. I just want to eat all of them. Look at the fluffy little hump in the middle! (that sounds weird. don’d judge me)

  53. Ugh, I hear you! I just spent two HOURS last night rearranging my boards… it was not fun.

    These cookies are my dream cookie! I love the gooey chocolate centers!

  54. I’m right there with you! I organized (loosely) my Pinterest boards a few weeks ago but got overwhelmed. It’s definitely an art! I wish I’d had some cookies to keep me company. Maybe we need to plan a cookie/pinterest organizing party! Have a great weekend!!

  55. These look so yummy…can’t really get any better than peanut butter and chocolate! I agree…making food for others is a favorite activity of mine. My husband’s office is a great place to “unload” all my baked goods (saves me from eating a whole batch of cookies myself!)

  56. Ooh, those look delicious! I long ago gave up on organizing my Pinterest boards because it was so difficult and ridiculous. I’m sure I’ll decide it needs to be done sometime in the future and will eat an entire batch of cookies while attempting to organize them.

  57. Oh stop it with that melty center and peanut butter cookie, whoa whoa whoa!!