Reese’s Cream Cheese Bars

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From one peanut butter cookie bar lover to another, you’ll definitely love these Reese’s Cream Cheese Bars!  It’s an awesome layered dessert recipe the whole family will go crazy over! 

Peanut Butter Reese's Cream Cheese Cookie Bars

Extremely yummy, these Reese’s Cream Cheese Bars are generously loaded with chunks of Reese’s peanut butter cups and mini chocolate chips stuffed with a creamy cream cheese filling in the middle.  Put your favorite candies on top to make it festive to your special occasion or party!

Reese’s Cream Cheese Bars

Give these treats to some special people in your life, that way you will not be trapped alone with these bars.  Crazy as it is to say, did I mention addicting above right? 

Reese’s Cream Cheese Bars

These bars are soft, delicious and addicting.  Besides those obviously delicious details, these are also a perfect reason to make for all your upcoming parties, family gatherings, holidays.  

Reese’s Cream Cheese Bars

Everyone will love these and they look like they would be hard to make right?  Well, rest assured, they are not hard to make, so all you need are the ingredients, an oven and an 8×8 pan.  We love making easy-to-follow desserts to bake!  Give them a try!

Reese’s Cream Cheese Bars

Just remember!  Give these Reese’s Cream Cheese Cookie Bars your own personal touch with your favorite add-ins for your special occasion.  It’s a delicious treat worth eating, baking and then repeating.

You may want to snag the recipe of our amazing “Phenomenal” Milk Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies if you love peanut butter options!  Definitely a winner!

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Peanut Butter Reese's Cream Cheese Cookie Bars

Peanut Butter Reese's Cream Cheese Cookie Bars

Kim Lange
Would you turn luscious, rich peanut butter & Reese cup cookie bars intertwined with velvety cream cheese filling down?
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 Servings


Peanut Butter Reese's Cookie Dough

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • cup unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • cup brown sugar
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 20 to 30 mini Reese's Cups chopped up & divided into two groups
  • Additional for Festive Touch: Candy bars, Reese's mini cups, chocolate chips, M&M's, Reese's Pieces, Sprinkles, etc

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 oz . cream cheese softened
  • cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Peanut Butter Reese's Cookie Dough

  • In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, using mixer, beat the butter, peanut butter, and sugars, until smooth and fluffy.
  • Add egg and vanilla extract and combine until mixed.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture into the wet mixture mixing well after each addition.

Cream Cheese Filling

  • Cream cheese filling: In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, egg, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Spread ⅔ of the cookie dough in the bottom of the 8-inch baking dish.
  • Add a little over half of the chopped or mini Reese's cups and half of the chocolate chips on top of cookie dough.
  • Pour and spread the cream cheese mixture over the dough/Reese's cup layer.
  • Using your fingers, crumble the remaining dough over the top of the cream cheese layer.
  • Add the remainder of the Reese's cups, chopped and sprinkle the mini chocolate chips on top.
  • Cover with foil loosely and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake for an additional 25-35 minutes, or until it is lightly browned on top and the cream-cheese layer is set.
  • Transfer from oven and add any sprinkles or candies you wish on top. Cool on a wire rack. Cut and store leftover bars in refrigerator.


Use your favorite candy toppings to make it your own!  Perfect for Holidays, birthdays, game-day, parties, potlucks, baking enjoyment.  
Keyword bars, chocolate chips, cookie bars, cookies, cream cheese, peanut butter, peanut butter treats, reeses, stuffed bars
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Recipe slightly adapted from my Peanut Butter Reese’s Cream Cheese Cookie Bars


  1. It doesn’t get much better than a super fun, super tasty and easy dessert to whip up! I love this one. 🙂 ~Valentina
    (Forgive me if this comment came through twice!)

  2. All my favorites are here, Kim! How could these bars not be completely addicting? I’ll have to make these for my kiddos when they’re home so they can help me eat them all! awesome recipe, thanks!

  3. My husband loves peanut butter and I’m always looking for new recipes that have peanut butter. So I made this peanut butter cookie bar and it was very delicious. I will definitely make it again. Thanks, Kim for sharing this yummy cookie bar recipe.

  4. Oh my, these bars look and sound fabulous! Peanut butter, Reese’s Cups, and M&Ms – that sounds festive! And I am totally digging this velvety cream cheese filling. that’s a great part to balance all this sweetness and candy overload.

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