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Peanut Butter Chip Tassies


25 Min.
1 Hr.
Skill Level:
36 cookies

Have you ever tried tassies? They're a mix between a pie and a cookie, similar to a cookie bar, and often accented with tangy cream cheese. To make this Peanut Butter Chip Tassies recipe, stir together REESE'S Creamy Peanut Butter and oatmeal to create a delicious, pie-inspired cookie bar. The crumbly oatmeal crust is our favorite part! These Peanut Butter Chip Tassies cookie bars are a great, unexpected dessert for any occasion — think potlucks, holiday spreads, school events and beyond.

Searching for more unique, peanut butter-forward desserts that'll have folks asking you for the recipe? Make these REESE'S Peanut Butter Chip Temptations next!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
1 hour
Bake Time
25 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour
Chill Time
1 hour


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  • 1 package
    cream cheese (3 oz), softened
  • 1/2 cup
    butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1
    egg, slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup
  • 3 Tbsps
    butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1-2/3 cups
    REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips (10 oz pkg.), chopped*
  • 9
    red candied cherries, quartered (optional)

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
refrigerator refrigerator
muffin tin 1-3/4 inch muffin cups
oven oven
mixing bowl mixing bowl
measuring cup measuring cups
wire rack wire rack
bowl microwave-safe bowl
microwave microwave

Beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup butter in medium bowl; add flour, stirring until well blended. Cover; refrigerate about one hour or until dough is firm. Shape into 24 one-inch balls; place each ball into ungreased, small muffin cups (1-3/4 inches in diameter). Press dough evenly against bottom and sides of each cup.


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine egg, sugar, melted butter, lemon juice and vanilla in small bowl; stir until smooth. Add chopped peanut butter chips. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with mixture.


Do not chop peanut butter chips in food processor or blender.


Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is set and lightly browned. Cool completely; remove from pan to wire rack. Garnish with candied cherries or Chocolate Drizzle, if desired. 3 dozen.

Chocolate Drizzle: Place 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips, HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips and 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and smooth when stirred.

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