Dessert to The Next Level! Skillet Peanut Butter Cup Cookie!

Who says cookies and campfires can’t get along? All you need is the right ingredients and a cast iron skillet and you can create a tasty treat everyone will love! Take your dessert to the next level with this skillet peanut butter cup cookie recipe!


1 stick butter (use real butter, it makes a huge difference!)

½ cup granulated sugar

½ cup light brown sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 eggs

1 cup flour

⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

 ¼ teaspoon salt

1 cup mini peanut butter cups (buy a big package so you can snack while you wait!)


1. Place the butter in an 8” cast iron skillet and melt it in the campfire. Stir in the sugars and vanilla until well blended.

2. Remove the pan from the fire and let it cool for about 5 min. During this time, in a separate bowl, combine the flour, coca powder, baking soda, and salt,

3. Whisk the egg into the now cooled butter and sugar mixture. Add the dry ingredients you just put together and mix until just combined. Then fold in the peanut butter cups.

4. Place back in the fire in a low heat area for around 15-18 minutes. Watch for the top and edges to begin to turn golden brown. Remove from heat and let it cool.

Once your cookie is cooled you can top it with any extra peanut butter cups, if you haven’t eaten them all. This dessert is also fantastic topped with ice cream, chocolate syrup, chocolate chips, and pretty much any kind of chocolate or peanut butter you can find. Kids of all ages will love this recipe so make sure you keep it around. They’re going to want this one repeated during every fire!

For another delicious campfire-inspired dessert, try out this apple pie recipe and let us know what you think about either of these tasty treats in the comments section!