Peanut Butter Cup Pumpkin Cookies, Mommy’s Quiet Time

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So I’m a little freaked out.

Technically, there is ten days left until Halloween, BUT we are going to the Zoo Spooktacular this week! Sounds like fun, right?

It is! We have a blast every year and to some degree, I can’t wait.

Here is where I run into a problem. The COSTUME! I already mentioned that the little man picked out his costume last week. He picked out a Woody costume and he seemed to like it. Yea…he is refusing to put it on now…

I’ve been to every Halloween store, showed him every costume. He gets excited…he plays with it…when I ask if he will put it on…


Ah, like I don’t have enough on my plate. With all this running around trying to get him a costume, I realized that we don’t have costumes yet! We were planning on getting dressed up in a family costume but this little one is being bratty!

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Not to mention that October is a midterms time for me. I’m kind of happy that my exams got split up through three weeks. I got lucky with this one. I can focus on each exam, one at a time.

You would think that I can enjoy this little break but what do you know? We go sick! I’ve been feeling yucky for two weeks now and little man spent last week at home, sick.  He went back to school today and I get a little quiet time.

He is so active and when he was sick, it was a lot of peace and snuggles. Once he started getting better, he was like a humming bird in a shoe box. He was going crazy from being at home for so long a he was determined to take me down on the way!

It might be Monday morning but I’m enjoying a few minutes of quiet. I got my coffee, my Hershey’s Dish CANDY and my PEOPLE Magazine!

Mom's Time Out with Hershey's Dish candy and PEOPLE Collage

Did I mention the cookie bars?!!!

Peanut Butter Cup Pumpkin Cookies, Reese's

These Peanut Butter Cup Pumpkin cookie bars are SO delicious! It’s soft and fluffy pumpkin cookie bars topped with everyone’s favorite Reese’s mini peanut butter cups!

These cookie bars are so easy to make too! I use an old-fashioned pumpkin cookie recipe from Libby, right off my pumpkin puree can. Pumpkin cookies are wonderful and we already established that pumpkin is great flavor combination with chocolate and caramel. Now, I KNOW what pumpkin and peanut butter cups are amazing together!

Peanut Butter Cup Pumpkin Cookies

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Peanut Butter Cup Pumpkin Cookies, Mommy’s Quiet Time


  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 11oz bags of Reese's mini peanut butter cups


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 9x13 baking pan.
  2. Unwrap the Reese's mini cups and cut them in half.
  3. In a bowl on an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and smooth.
  4. Add egg and mix until incorporated.
  5. Add pumpkin and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  6. Sift in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and salt.
  7. Beat on low until just combined.
  8. Spread the cookie batter over the the baking pan, evenly. Bake fore 10 minutes.
  9. Spread the chopped Reese's cups over the pumpkin batter, making sure it's even and all covered. (You may have some candy left to munch on!)
  10. Bake for another 10-13 minutes, until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (free of pumpkin cookie batter, not free of chocolate :) )


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Well, I am off to have some quiet ME time before I have to prepare for an exam!

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  1. You poor thing — getting sick, exams, and Halloween costume problems. My oldest son always gave me problems on Halloween — he was the only kid that wouldn’t wear a costume till he got to be about 4 years old. He completely best to his own drum! These bars look incredible! I love the combination of Reese’s with gooey pumpkin cookie bars!

  2. I think you just described my son!! Hang in there and eat more of these delicious looking bars! Holy moly they look fantastic!

  3. These cookies bars look so amazing! I could eat the whole pan Lyuba!

  4. These cookies sound great. I love that flavor combo. Hopefully, you’ll find the perfect Halloween costume soon.

  5. Hi Lyuba, This is my first to discover you!! :) I enjoy being in my kitchen but not creating on my own. I know I will love coming here. I printed your mustard balsamic baked chicken with the veggies and I can hardly wait to try that recipe. Thank You for sharing your loved recipes! Cordelia

  6. We all have days like this. Hang in there. Enjoy your Pumpkin Cookies. They do look like a really good comfort food.

  7. Wow these sound great, that would be perfect during my tiny little piece of quiet time I get in the afternoon. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I would just like to announce that I have made these and they are AMAZING!!!! Go make them now! One of my new favorite pumpkin recipes. Thanks for sharing!


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