Monday, March 11, 2013

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

These cookies have only four ingredients and are gluten-free!

Hershey's Special Dark Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Obviously, I'm on a chocolate kick right now. I love chocolate and can eat it as long as I don't overdo it. Dark chocolate is my favorite. I even liked dark chocolate as a child. I was always the weird kid who chose the Special Dark in the package of Hershey's miniatures. I also remember being the only girl in my first grade class to pick the black licorice instead of strawberry when the teacher handed them out as a treat one day. My weirdness started young.

I didn't make these cookies for me though. I made them for our neighbor. He helped us blow out our driveway after the snow storm last week so we could get to work. He deserved some cookies for that. Since I had a package of Hershey's Special Dark Kisses hanging out in my pantry, I thought of these cookies. They are so easy. Only four ingredients. And naturally gluten-free.

unwrapping special dark Hershey's kisses
Start by unwrapping 36 Special Dark Hershey's Kisses.

combine sugar, peanut butter and egg in stand mixer
Then mix together one cup sugar, one cup peanut butter and one large egg. I used my Kitchen Aid, but you can do it by hand, too.

cookie dough on baking sheet
Roll the dough into 36 3/4-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

pressing a Hershey's Kiss into center of cookie
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. As soon as they come out of the oven, press a Kiss in the center of each cookie.

transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.
Transfer to a cooling rack and see if you can wait until they are cool to devour one!

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Hershey's Special Dark Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
makes 36 cookies


36 Special Dark Hershey's Kisses
1 cup cane sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 large egg


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Unwrap the Hershey Kisses.
  3. Combine the sugar, peanut butter and egg with a mixer or by hand. Blend until smooth.
  4. Roll dough into 36 3/4-inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a Kiss in the center of each cookie.
  6. Transfer cookies to cooling rack.


  1. I'm posting a comment because there are none and this recipe is AHHHHMAZING!

    I was very reluctant to try this b/c there are only 3 ingredients. (and no comments)

    When I tell you these cookies were delicious I am not kidding.

    They were so easy I had 1/2 a bag of kisses left that I made another batch. (I actually rolled my balls into sugar before baking.)

    I made them 1 wk ago and will be making again this weekend! Absolutely perfect recipe, easy to make and incredibly delicious!

    This will be the only peanut butter cookie you EVER make again!!!!!

    1. So glad you like them! They are one of my favorites - and so easy to make.

  2. Love love love these cookies! Oh and everything else I tried so far on your site !

    1. Glad you like them. Thanks for following my blog!

  3. These are great! Will be making a batch for my low FODMAP spouse this weekend!