These cute little confections are made from a cream cheese dough pressed into a mini muffin cup. They are filled with a peanutty cream filling and baked. Top with candied cherry pieces for your more festive occasions.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup REESE'S® Peanut Butter Chips
- 6 candied cherries, quartered (optional)
Beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup butter in medium bowl; stir in flour. 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.
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, if desired. 2 dozen.
* Do not chop peanut butter chips in food processor or blender.