Candy Corn and Peanut Cookies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 13 mins

After having a peanut and candy corn mix that tasted fantastic I decided to make a cookie version! Candy corns melt in the middle creating a nougat like center. It’s a great salty/sweet combo!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 325°F.
  2. Cream together butter, peanut butter and both sugars with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg and vanilla and mix until fully incorporated.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Add flour mixture to butter mixture stirring until blended. Stir in peanuts.
  6. Form 1 inch balls of dough, inserting one or two candy corns into the center. Make sure dough completely covers the candy on all sides. Place on baking sheet and slightly flatten.
  7. Bake 13 to 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and immediately press a few candy corns into the top of each cookie. Let cool several minutes (baking sheet should be cool enough to touch). Carefully transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Have a Happy Halloween!


Most Helpful

These are great!! I love unique recipes & this really was a neat recipe for Halloween! The sweet/salty combo is perfect & I love the texture of the baked candy corn. I'll probably make these every Fall!

Debbb February 11, 2012

These worked out really well for me and turned out cute. I pressed in 4 candycorns in each cookie ball to make a circle. A great idea to use up your x-tra candycorn's during the Halloween season. (if there's any left).:-)

CoffeeB November 01, 2010

This is a very cute idea for fall cookies. And they tasted yummy; thanks for sharing.

appleydapply November 01, 2010

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