Are you ready to take dessert up to a whole new level? I am combining my two favorite treats into one. Enter – Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cups.
Is there a certain way you eat certain foods? Anytime I eat a Reese’s peanut butter cup, I gently poke out the middle and eat that first then eat the edges. I like to say that is quirky (my bf thinks I’m weird). Then you have those who just bite a string cheese instead of pulling them into little strings are monsters! There was a recent Buzzfeed article that my bf and I were laughing at of how people eat certain foods. We’ve concluded that they just can’t be trusted. Just kidding, but in all seriousness who actually eats those foods like that?
The base of the cookie dough is my favorite chickpea combination. The key is peeling the skins from the chickpeas to create a creamy cookie dough. I know this step might be tedious, but don’t skip it!
I recently invested in a silicone mini muffin pan. The first round I made these, I used a regular muffin tin and used mini muffin liners. Now this way does work, but it is a little messier evenly lining the muffin liners with the chocolate and peeling them off when they are done. The silicone pan makes it so much easier, plus quicker clean up!
- ½ cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed and peeled
- 1½ tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons oat flour
- 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
- 1½ cups dark chocolate
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- In a food processor combine chickpeas, peanut butter, maple syrup, and oat flour.
- Remove cookie dough batter from food processor and fold in mini chocolate chips. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- Over a double boiler, melt dark chocolate and coconut oil until silky and smooth.
- Scoop 1 teaspoon in the bottom of a silicone mini muffin pan (or line mini muffin tin with muffin liners). Using the back of a spoon spread chocolate halfway up the sides of each muffin well. Place in refrigerator to harden for about 20 minutes.
- Remove muffin pan from refrigerator and fill each muffin well with a heaping teaspoon of peanut butter cookie dough filling.
- Remelt chocolate over double boil (if needed). Fill the mini muffin wells with remaining chocolate covering cookie dough filling. Smooth out the tops with a spatula.
- Place in refrigerator until chocolate hardens. Remove peanut butter cookie dough cups from muffin pan and enjoy! Store extra cookie dough cups in the refrigerator.