Okay friends hang on to your hats – I’m about to show you the bestest treat you will ever put in you mouth. (TWSS, amirite?!).
I’m probably not exaggerating. Probably.
Now that’s out of the way, here’s what we’re making today: Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Cups.
- 18oz chocolate chips (for Canadians, 18oz is ~500g, so buy yourself a 1kg bag so you’ll have some left)
- 1/2c chocolate chips (just scoop out 1/2c from the 18oz and you’ll be good
- 2c flour
- 1c brown sugar
- 1/2c sugar
- 3/4c butter, melted
- 4tbsp milk (I use almond milk)
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4c peanut butter
- 1/3c icing sugar
- 4tbsp graham cracker crumbs (I just put 6 graham crackers in a bag and mashed ‘em up)
I highly recommend using a mini-muffin tin if you have one; I made these with a regular muffin tin the first time and they were way too sweet and rich. Not that I’m complaining, but mini is a far better serving size.
Start off by melting the chocolate chips. You could use a double boiler, but I’m lazy and like to deal with the least number of dishes, so microwave it is for me! I heat in 30 second increments and give it a stir every 30 seconds. It took me just over a minute to melt them.
Then line the muffin liner with chocolate – you’ll want to cover the base and sides of the muffin liner.
Apologies for the lack of action shots, my cat isn’t so skilled at taking pictures. We’re working on it.
While hardening, mix together the other fillings.
Okey doke, now it’s time to grab the harden chocolate cups from the fridge.
Start by putting a small scoop of the PB mix in the base of each cup.
I had a ton of stuff leftover. I think you could get away with about 3/4 of the amounts and have enough. What to do with the leftovers?
Make one giant PB cup, of course!
Once set, if you used silicon liners, you can pop the cups out of the liners, place into Ziploc bags and pop back into the fridge. If you used regular muffin liners, leave in the liner and pop into a bag to go into the fridge.
It’s a dang good thing I’m running lots because I’m certain there is absolutely nothing healthy about these – but they are dang good!!