One of my favorite snacks is candy corn and peanuts mixed together. It's the perfect combo of sweet and salty and tastes like a pay day candy bar.
Oh goodness, these cookies are divine. The combo of candy corn and peanut butter and peanuts is HEAVENLY!
I ate three alone when they came out of the oven and have now eaten one more. Insane. And I still have more candy corn and peanuts in the house and want to make another batch.
Realistically you could use your favorite peanut butter cookie recipe as a base, but this is the recipe I used.
Peanut Butter Candy Corn Cookies
1/2 cup shortening (you can also do 1/4 shortening and 1/4 butter)
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
Combine all of these ingredients together in a large bowl and beat until light and fluffy
Add in the following ingredients
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
Once the dough is formed, fold in about 1/2-3/4 cups chopped salted peanuts. Then fold in about 1/2 cup chopped up candy corns. You'll want some whole candy corns for the tops of the cookies - about 3 dozen of them.
Roll the dough in to balls and make sure the candy corns are tucked inside the dough and not sticking out - this will help the cookies stay moist and chewy and ensure the sugar doesn't just melt all over the pan. Do not flatten out the cookies!
Bake for 10 minutes at 375. After 10 minutes, pop a candy corn on top of each cookie and bake for another 2 minutes. Let them sit for about 2 minutes on the cookie sheet once out of the oven before moving to a cooling rack.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!