Peanut Butter Banana Reese’s Cookies

It’s back-to-school time, which means pretty much nothing for me (since I’m not in school and don’t have kids) except increased traffic, blah. But even when you aren’t going back to school or sending anyone off to school you still feel like you’re living it. Back-to-School promotions are everywhere you look and the commercials…


Do you remember that Staples back-to-school commercial? The one that ran from about 1990-2005 that was set to the Christmas song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”… how could you forget, right?! It was ahead of it’s time with what was assumed to be a stay-at-home Dad dancing down the aisles as his school-aged children begrudgingly picked out what they needed for the school year. Ha… My parents used to tease my brothers and I about going back to school whenever we would see this commercial on TV. It’s probably the most memorable commercial of my childhood, with the holiday Chia Pet commercial coming in at a close second 🙂 

Though none of the current back-to-school commercials come close to the caliber of that Staples commercial, you get what I mean when I say you can’t escape the season. So you have to embrace it. 

In honor of back-to-school I’m sharing a fun, kid-friendly (though adults will love them too 😉 ) cookie recipe with you! These Peanut Butter Banana Reese’s Cookies make for a perfect afternoon treat or an easy weeknight dessert because, let’s face it, going back to school can be rough and treats may be necessary! 

Together, the banana, coconut and peanut butter replace butter in this recipe and the Mini-Reese’s replace the chocolate chips you would find in traditional cookies. 

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Peanut Butter Banana Reese’s Cookies


  • Author: Chocolate Covered Cheetah

Ingredients

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  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/3 cup white all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 12 mini Reese’s Dark Chocolate Mini Peanut Butter Cups, chopped into fourths
  • 1/2 cup pearl sugar

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the blade attachment add banana, coconut oil and peanut butter and brown sugar mix on high until smooth
  3. Add egg, mix until combined
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, corn starch and sea salt
  5. Slowly add dry mixture to mixer, mixing on low until just combined
  6. Fold in mini Reese’s
  7. Chill dough at least 1 hour
  8. Form cookies into golf-ball sized balls, roll tops in pearl sugar, place on parchment lined baking sheet
  9. Bake cookies at 350˚F for 12-14 minutes

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