Oh Pinterest, how I love you. The Madre and I were looking at Pinterest when we found this recipe. Talk about a yum moment. So we decided we were going to make them, since we already had to go to the grocery store. (Yessss ;)) But then we kept looking at Pinterest, and I had her click on a different picture to see if it had a recipe. No luck, just some outrageously priced sweets.
Which sparked our next conversation, which was how I should sell my stuff. Well it was less of a conversation and more of the Madre trying to convince me to sell things.
But then, we went to the store. And we were walking around and we passed the peanut butter, which i knew we needed. But you know what else was right next to the peanut butter? Nutella. Yeah buddy. So of course, I asked for a jar. I even said we could put it in our cookie dough cups. And honestly, asked probably wasn’t the right word. More like “begged.” And she hates when I beg, especially for something she really likes too. So needless to say, we got it. Yess!
So we took the recipe we had found, and changed some things around, and got these yummy treats! Enjoy!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Cups
2 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
In a small saucepan, melt butter. Whisk in brown sugar until dissolved, then let it bubble for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in peanut butter. The mixture will be liquidy. Whisk in vanilla. Let sit and cool completely, about 20 minutes.
Prepare your muffin tins. (We didn’t have any liners, which the original recipe suggests, so we greased each little muffin holder a with Crisco and coated in powdered sugar, which definitely kept them from sticking, but it almost worked too well!! It was very hard to spread the chocolate on top of it, so next time i’ll use muffin liners or the plastic candy molds.) Melt 1 1/4 cups of chocolate chips. Drop 1/2-1 teaspoon of chocolate into each liner, then use a pastry brush to brush chocolate up the sides. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes. By this point the butter + sugar mix should be cool. Whisk in powdered sugar, salt and flour, until combined. Mix in mini chocolate chips(Funny story….apparently i didn’t let the mix cool enough, because when i put in the chocolate chips, they all melted. So we ended up with chocolate peanut butter cookie dough. Which was very much okay with me ;)). The dough will be wet, but pop it in the fridge for 15 minutes to harden.(Once again, funny story. Ours didn’t harden well either, so we just kinda scooped it in.)
Remove muffin tin and cookie dough, then place a little Nutella and a little cookie dough into the chocolate cups. Place back in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Melt the remaining chocolate chips, then cover each cookie dough top with chocolate, smoothing with a spoon. Freeze again for 15-20 minutes.
Addin the Nutella :)
Adding the cookie dough!
Freezing them the final time!
The inside! Gorgeously delicious! :)
(And sorry for the not so great pictures! My camera is broken, my mom’s is lost, so i’m down to the camera on my phone, which isn’t all that great :/ )