Chocolate Peanut Butter Overload Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Overload Cookies

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Overload Cookies are a peanut butter lover's dream! Topped with peanut butter cups, M&M's, and chocolate ganache....they're the ultimate chocolate peanut butter combo!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Author Cathy Trochelman



  • 1 c. unsalted butter softened
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 c. peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • granulated sugar for dipping


  • 3/4 c. peanut butter
  • 1 10.5 oz. package peanut butter cups
  • 1/2 c. m&m's
  • 1/4 c. heavy cream
  • 3/4 c. chocolate chips


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars.
  2. Add peanut butter and mix well.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, until incorporated.
  4. Combine flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda and add gradually to peanut butter mixture, mixing until all ingredients are well-blended.
  5. Using 1/3 c. dough at a time, roll into balls and dip in sugar to coat.
  6. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and use a glass to flatten cookies just until edges start to crack (you will flatten them more later).
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  8. Open oven and use a glass to flatten cookies to desired size.
  9. Bake for an additional 5-7 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  10. Cool completely.
  11. Top cooled cookies with 1 Tbsp. peanut butter, 1 crumbled peanut butter cup, and 8-10 m&m's.
  12. Prepare chocolate ganache by heating heavy cream until boiling, then pouring over chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl.
  13. Stir mixture until smooth. *If necessary, heat additionally to completely melt chocolate chips.
  14. Drizzle chocolate over cookies and refrigerate until set.

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