How to make Pink Fuzzy Slipper Cookies out of Nutter Butters

How fun would it be to serve Pink Fuzzy Slipper Cookies on Mother’s Day
or for a slumber party, spa party, or even a baby shower?

One of my friends is a cooking magazine junkie and I benefit from her habit. She really can’t walk by a magazine rack without making a purchase. The glossy covers emblazoned with mouthwatering photos of the newest recipes captivate her attention and before she is even aware, at least one magazine is in her shopping cart. Whenever she comes to my house, she has a few magazines in hand to show me some new discovery.

The other day she brought along a Better Homes and Gardens magazine filled with cupcake ideas and she was so excited to show me how they turned Nutter Butter Cookies into flip flops to top a summer themed cupcake. My friend continued to flip through the magazine talking about various cupcakes, but all I could think about was different ways to use the peanut shaped cookies to make some other footwear.

I went down the list of shoes – sneakers, pumps, clogs, cleats … then it hit me.


Pink fuzzy slippers.

Since slippers have a fairly simple design, I was certain I could replicate them using the cookies. I was so excited to get started working on my new project as I thought it would be a perfect idea for Mother’s Day. How cute would they look when served with breakfast in bed?


That afternoon I ran to the store, bought a package of cookies, and got busy in the kitchen. Each slipper would only require one half of the cookie, so I split the cookies and scraped out the filling. The creamy peanut butter centers tasted very similar to that of the peanut butter fudge used to make buckeyes (a traditional candy popular in my home state of Ohio), so I whipped up a batch of the fudge and mixed in the cookie filling. Yum. It had the perfect flavor and a small scoop of the fudge set on top of each cookie was easily molded into a little slipper.

The next trick was getting the slippers to look fuzzy.

I melted some pink candy coating, dipped two slipper cookies, and used a fork to spike the wet coating.  They looked odd. They just weren’t fuzzy enough.

I thought about using coconut tinted pink, but tasted the cookie with some coconut. Not good.

Next I tried sprinkling the pink candy coated slipper with pink sanding sugar. Too shiny.

Then  I sprinkled on some pink jimmies.  Nope.

As I was looking around for inspiration, I came across a bowl of shaved dark chocolate that I had used earlier that week to coat some truffles.  The chocolate shavings had a nice fuzzy quality, so I grabbed my rotary cheese grater and grated some pink candy coating and sprinkled it over my pink slipper cookies. It was the perfect fit. So, I got to work making a whole batch of slipper cookies.

You can even turn these decorated Nutter Butters into cute Bunny Slippers by adding modeling chocolate ears and nose, candy eyes, and edible grass whiskers. See the directions to make Bunny Slipper Cookies, here. 

Before you begin, if you don’t have any experience melting chocolate, read my my tutorial on chocolate making. If you can’t find pink confectionery coating / candy melts, you can follow the directions in the tutorial to add pink coloring to white candy melts.  To make the “fuzz” for the slippers, you need to be able to grate some of the confectionery coating. So, you’ll need to pour 2 ounces of the colored candy into a parchment paper lined rectangle container then place it in the freezer to harden.  Allow it to come to room temperature, then grate it using a box style cheese grater. You can use this technique if you do have pink candy melts, but don’t have a rotary cheese grater.

Sweet Pink Fuzzy Slipper Cookies (Makes 15 pair of slippers)


15 Nutter Butter Cookies
1 cup creamy peanut butter (I choose Jif)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
1/8 teaspoon table salt
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
20 ounces pink confectionery coating / candy melts

Special Equipment Needed:

#70 mini ice cream scoop (or a spoon)
rotary-style cheese grater
parchment paper lined baking sheets that fit in your freezer
paper towels


Pull apart the two peanut shaped cookies.  Scrape the peanut butter filling off of each cookie using a knife or spatula, not your teeth:) Reserve filling.

Combine peanut butter, unsalted butter, whipping cream, and salt in a large microwave safe bowl.  Heat in microwave on high for 30 seconds.  Stir.  Heat for 20 seconds. Stir. If butter is not completely melted, heat for 10 second increments, stirring after each, until melted.  Stir in powdered sugar.  The fudge will become very thick.  I usually finish stirring in the powdered sugar with my hands.


  • I know most buckeye recipes don’t call for heavy whipping cream, but I have been using it for a while and like how it effects the texture of the fudge.  It is perfectly creamy.
  • Don’t pack the powdered sugar into the measuring cup or you will have more sugar than needed. If this happens, your fudge can be come too thick and dry. To fix this, knead in a bit of heavy whipping cream until the mixture is malleable but still stiff.
  • If your kitchen is very warm, you may need to refrigerate the peanut butter fudge for about 30 minutes before trying to mold it into the slipper shape.

Use a #70 mini ice cream scoop or a spoon to scoop out 30 balls of fudge (about 2 teaspoons each.) Roll each scoop into a ball. Place a fudge ball on one end of a cookie.  Use your finger to press around the edge of the fudge ball and the edge of the cookie sealing the two together. Repeat with the remaining fudge balls.

Use your finger or the end of a wooden spoon to make an indentation in each fudge ball. Pinch around the edge of the indentation creating the opening of each slipper.

Grate 4 ounces of the pink candy melts using a rotary cheese grater. Pour grated candy onto a plate.

Melt 16 ounces of pink confectionery coating/candy melts. Hold onto a slipper cookie by the sides of the Nutter Butter. Dip the cookie, peanut butter fudge side down, into the pink candy coating.  To ensure that the top of the cookie and the indentation get covered in candy, move the cookie back and forth a few times in the melted candy. Lift the cookie out of the candy melts and allow the excess candy to drip off.

I suggest you dip the cookie back into the candy melts, then quickly pull it out, then dip just the top of the slipper cookie back into the candy melts, then pull it out.  Repeat this process three or four times.  It will help pull the excess candy off of the slipper cookie. Lift the slipper cookie up out of the candy melts.  At this point you may need to tap the cookie to remove any excess candy or you may have to use your finger to move some melted coating into the slipper’s opening. 

I tried dipping the entire cookie using a candy dipping fork, but found that the slipper cookies are awkwardly top heavy and difficult to dip.  Also, I ended up with misshapen cookies if excess candy pooled around the bottom. I thought they looked much better when the bottom of the cookie was not coated in the candy.

Set the slipper cookie on the plate filled with the grated pink candy.  Wipe your fingers on the paper towels because you will have candy coating on them. This is a messy job!  Immediately sprinkle grated pink candy over the cookie, coating the entire thing.  Let the cookie sit in the candy shavings for a minute. Then remove it and set it on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Repeat, dipping and coating each of the slipper cookies. Freeze slippers for 5 minutes to set the candy coating. Remove from freezer and allow to come to room temperature before serving. Store in an airtight container.

These adorable little slipper can be made in a rainbow of colors.
These adorable little brown slippers were dipped in tempered milk chocolate and sprinkled with milk chocolate shavings. Whether you use tempered milk chocolate or light cocoa candy melts, you can create these brown fuzzy slippers using the method above.

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  1. says

    Too cute…and my family’s been making buckeyes since I was a kid (my parents are from Ohio)…so this looks totally doable! Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    I love these!!! I pinned this to my pinterest. I want to make these because 1)I love nutterbutters, 2) I love pink! and 3( I love comfy slippers.

    I found you at craft gossip.

  3. Colleen says

    Just adorable. If you like coconut, you could also sprinkle the cookies w/ that instead of grinding up the chocolate. Either way they would be delicious.

  4. says

    I love these!! They literally make me lol! I am going to share them on my blog (if that is okay). I like to do shout outs to other blog posts and call them 'Glitz Bitz'. I am also going to share your site and creations on facebook. I KNOW my fans will love your adorable creations as much as I do! I can't wait to keep exploring your page :)

  5. Anonymous says

    I'm totally going to make these for an adult girls slumber party that I will be attending in a couple days. Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. says

    Meus parabéns!!
    Muito criativa as suas ideias! :)
    Sou brasileira e tentarei adaptar as receitas aqui…

    You are so criative and give me good idias to my party here in Brazil!

  7. says

    Parabéns pelo maravilhoso blog!
    Você é muito criativa e me deu muitas dicaa para meu aniversário aqui no Brasil!

    Congratulations to your blog!
    You're very criative and give me good ideias to my party here in Brazil!

  8. Anonymous says

    I just made these for my daughter's sleepover. I made pink and light green. The girls are going to love them. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Anonymous says

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! If I am making them a few days in advance, do you think I should keep them in the freezer until the day of the party?

  10. Anonymous says

    HELP! This fuzzy slipper cookie is just so cute, but I need to make some substitutions because of peanut allergies. I can make homemade vanilla or chocolate cutout cookies for the slipper "soles" or bases by making my own template, but I need a creamy fudge recipe that could be swapped for the peanut butter fudge part of this recipe. Any recommendations for a creamy vanilla or chocolate fudge recipe that would work? I've never made fudge before. Thanks!

    (The only other thing I can think of is to attach something like a Lindt truffle in place and push in with a spoon handle to create the slipper shape, then either dip the slipper top in the candy or brush on a coating, and quickly cover in candy shavings.)

  11. says

    That's so amazing.i want to make it for my friends panama party but a littlebit confused.did you use the cookie filling with the fudge?please reply as soon as possible because i am goingto make it tomorrow.

    Thanks for share.

    • says

      Hi Shazia, Yes, I mixed the cookie filling into the peanut butter mixture. I felt it was best to use it and not waste it. It tastes great. Have fun and be sure to snap some pictures and send them to me so I can share them with everyone in the reader's gallery and on Facebook.

  12. says

    these are so cute, but the only people who eat peanut butter around my house is myself and my stepfather, but he has no teeth to enjoy the cookie part. he might end up covering them with half and half to soak the cookie so he could eat it. that's his stand by method of enjoying things he used too, drown things in half and half.

  13. Anonymous says

    Wow!! These are adorable! I cant wait to try these. Going to make them for my mom on Mothers Day. Thank you so much for sharing.

  14. says

    Hi Beth. I am writing a post on fun food for kids and will be sharing and linking to this post for these adorable fuzzy slipper cookies. I saw that you are from Ohio too when you referred to our Buckeyes. I am in Columbus, how about you?

    I look forward to checking out the rest of your blog.



    • says

      Hi Elaine,

      Thanks so much for sharing my fuzzy slipper cookies with your readers. I appreciate it! I live in the Dayton area. I haven't met too many Ohio bloggers, so it's nice to meet you, if only through the internet:)

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