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Mini Crumbl Muddy Buddies Cookies Copycat Recipe

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The Peanut Butter Featuring Muddy Buddies Cookies are back at Crumbl this week! A deliciously, soft, peanut butter cookie topped with more peanut butter, a chocolate peanut butter ganache and a few Muddy Buddies pieces. It’s a peanut butter and chocolate dream come true!

But just like all Crumbl speciality flavors, if you miss it this week, you’ll be waiting months for it to return. And what about the unfortunate people who don’t live near a Crumbl store? What about them??

We are here for you!

Today, we are sharing a mini copycat recipe for the Crumbl Muddy Buddies cookies that you can make at home and they are just as good, if not better, than the original. If you’d like a Muddy Buddies dessert in a brownie form, check out our Chex Muddy Buddies Brownies.

Crumbl Muddy Buddies on Cooling Rack

If peanut butter and chocolate isn’t your thing, try one of our other copycat recipes: Crumbl Dirt Cake Cookies, Mini Twix, Pink Confetti Cake CookiesGalaxy Brownie CookiesChocolate Cake CookiesCookies and Cream Milkshake Cookies or the Churro Cookies

MINI CRUMBL IS THE PERFECT SIZE

Yes, Crumbl is known for their giant cookies. They are so big, in fact, they list them as 3.5-6.5 servings in their stores. What kind of monster eats 1/6 of a cookie?? I like my own perfectly round, un-touched cookie so mini cookies are right up my alley.

That’s right, we are so in love with our MINI Crumbl size that we made this week’s Muddy Buddies Cookies mini as well!

Muddy Buddies Cookies on blue plate

This Muddy Buddies Cookies recipe makes 36 cookies because I recommend making them MUCH smaller than Crumbl would. Instead of a “shareable cookie”, this is a bite-sized cookie that you won’t feel so guilty eating. Three bites and it’s gone. Have two or three, no one is judging! I would assume Crumbl uses at least 1/4 of a cup of cookie dough for each cookie and I suggest just about 1 tablespoons in order to make them a more manageable size.

If you prefer GIANT cookies, make only 10-15 cookies with this recipe and they will be GIANT!! If you prefer smaller cookies, make 36 with the dough. So, you do you.

CRUMBL MUDDY BUDDIES COOKIES INGREDIENTS

CRUMBL MUDDY BUDDIES
  • Butter – The butter for this recipe should be softened.
  • Peanut Butter – Regular, CREAMY peanut butter.
  • Brown Sugar – Unlike many other cookie recipes, you are going to use more brown sugar than granulated sugar. It works. Trust us.
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Egg
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Vanilla – Go for the real vanilla extract and NOT the imitation.
  • Flour – All-purpose flour is all you need.
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Muddy Buddies Mixture – You can buy the Chex Mix Muddy Buddies at your local grocery store or make your own. DIY Muddy Buddies Recipe.

HOW TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER MUDDY BUDDIES COOKIES

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Use parchment paper or a silpat mat to line a baking sheet. 

2. Cream the butter, peanut butter, and sugars in a stand mixer until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure all ingredients are blended.

3. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.

4. Add in flour, salt and baking powder. Mix until all combined.

Crumbl Muddy Buddies Cookies Recipe

5. Put 1/4 cup granulated sugar in a small bowl.

6. Scoop out about 1 tablespoon (or use a 1 tbsp cookie scoop) and roll into a dough ball. Roll each cookie dough ball in the bowl of sugar and place on the prepared baking sheet. 

Rolling cookie dough in sugar

7. Repeat with all the dough to make about 36 cookies. Put 12 cookie balls to a tray. Slightly flatten each cookie dough ball.

peanut butter cookies on baking sheet

8. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until cookie is set and the bottom is just starting to brown.

9. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes and then transfer to cooling rack.

crumbl cookies on tray

10. Combine the chocolate chips and the 1 tbsp of peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave an additional 30 seconds until completely melted.

11. Place about a 1/2 of teaspoon of straight peanut butter on top of each cookie.

12. Then add a teaspoon of the melted chocolate peanut butter mixture on top of each cookie on top of the peanut butter. Spread it around a bit but don’t let it go off the sides.

13. Top with 2 pieces of Muddie Buddies.

Muddy Buddies Cookies step by step

14. Lightly dust with powdered sugar.

15. Let the cookies set for about 15 minutes to allow the chocolate to set before enjoying.

Crumbl Copycat Recipe muddy buddies

EXPERT TIPS

Can I double this recipe?

Absolutely. This recipe already makes about 36 mini cookies, but if you need more or you are having a party, just double all the ingredients and you’ll be good to go!

Can I successfully make bigger cookies like Crumbl?

Yes. 1/4 of a cup of dough does make big cookies similar to Crumbl but you can always add more or use less dough on each dough ball.

How do I make my own Muddy Buddies?

You can make your own Muddy Buddies for these cookies with our Chex Mix Muddies Buddies recipe.

Crumbl Muddy Buddy Cookie
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Mini Crumbl Muddy Buddies Cookies Copycat Recipe

Hollie Schultz
A super soft peanut butter cookie, topped with peanut butter and then a peanut butter chocolate mixture and finished with Muddy Buddies on top.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Topping 10 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 115 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter creamy
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar for rolling cookie dough in

Chocolate Peanut Butter Topping

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter creamy
  • 3/4 cup Muddy Buddies

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Use parchment paper or a silpat mat to line a baking sheet. 
  • Cream the butter, peanut butter, and sugars in a stand mixer until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure all ingredients are blended.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
  • Add in flour, salt and baking powder. Mix until all combined. 
  • Put 1/4 cup granulated sugar in a small bowl.
  • Scoop out about 1 tablespoon (or use a 1 tbsp cookie scoop) and roll into a dough ball. Roll each cookie dough ball in the bowl of sugar and place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with all the dough to make about 36 cookies. Put 12 cookie balls to a tray. Slightly flatten each cookie dough ball.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes or until cookie is set and the bottom is just starting to brown. 
  • Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes and then transfer to cooling rack.
  • Combine the chocolate chips and the 1 tbsp of peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave an additional 30 seconds until completely melted.
  • Place about a 1/2 of teaspoon of straight peanut butter on top of each cookie. 
  • Then add a teaspoon of the melted chocolate peanut butter mixture on top of each cookie on top of the peanut butter. Spread it around a bit but don't let it go off the sides.
  • Top with 2 pieces of Muddie Buddies.
  • Lightly dust with powdered sugar.
  • Let the cookies set for about 15 minutes to allow the chocolate to set before enjoying. 

Nutrition

Calories: 115kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 94mgPotassium: 56mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 87IUCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
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