Jessie Oleson

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There are probably foods out there that aren’t improved by being served on a stick, but none come to mind at the moment.

But which one is the most fun to serve around Halloween? My vote goes to these peanut butter cookies on a stick. They’re part trick, decorated to look like pumpkins–but they’re even more treat, with a rich, cakey texture and rich, peanut buttery flavor that is far more delicious than any fun-size candy bar could ever hope to be.

Prep time: 40 minutes (includes 15 min chilling time)
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 1 hour
Yields: 12-15 pops



½ cup butter, softened
½ cup Smooth Operator peanut butter
¼ cup white sugar
¾ cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon milk or cream

Special Equipment: 12-15 popsicle sticks (available at grocery and craft stores); Gel or writing icing in orange, black, and green


1. Combine butter, Smooth Operator peanut butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla; mix until thoroughly incorporated.

2. Add flour, baking soda and salt with mixer. Chill dough 15 minutes in the refrigerator. Roll into balls and around popsicle sticks by hand, ensuring that the cookie wraps around the back of the stick and that the stick goes almost to the top of the cookie (but not quite, as you don’t want the stick poking out the top!). You want the balls of dough to be no bigger than a loose handful; too big and your pops will be top-heavy.

dough and sticks

3. Preheat oven to 350°F.

4. Bake on a parchment-lined sheet until the edges are lightly browned, 7-10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

cooling cookies

5. Decorate with orange, green and black gel or writing icing to make them resemble pumpkins.

Halloween Peanut Butter Cookie Pops, 8.7 out of 10 based on 3 ratings

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9 Responses to Halloween Peanut Butter Cookie Pops

  1. Lizbeth says:

    I sooo love this post! It would be a lot of fun to do this with my 6-year old…she loves peanut butter and pumpkins.

  2. CakeSpy says:

    Yay!! Hope she enjoys, Lizbeth!

  3. John says:

    Nobody compares to Cake Spy. All of your posts are so much fun.

  4. Mrs Mix It says:

    Too cute

  5. Darlin' Carla says:

    I just can’t get over how creative yall are. This is another great “nutty” idea. Get it?

  6. NashvilleDebbi says:

    OMG! I am making these lil yummylicious cookies for our Halloween party this year!! I know the goblins will eat them up. :) Thanks for the cool recipe!!

  7. Nicholle Hawkins says:

    This would be an easy Halloween activity and treat to try.

  8. Judy Dailey says:

    Love peanut butter cookies,, grandkids would love this anything pumpkin shaped.. Thank you

  9. Kim says:

    I used dark chocolate dream peanut butter in the recipe-the kids love it!

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