I was compensated by Nielsen-Massey Vanillas for my time in developing this recipe and post. All opinions are my own.
Healthy Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Cups are an upgraded, homemade peanut butter cups! Stuffed with skinny peanut butter cookie dough, these cups are perfect for holidays or to beat that sweet tooth!
Want to know a secret?
It is perfectly acceptable to run off of junked up coffee and cookie dough.
But spoiler alert (as if the title didn’t give it away…), it’s not ordinary cookie dough. Say what?!
Besides having an usual obsession with Asian food since my pregnancy, I also in love of warm, gooey chocolate chip cookies. One of my girlfriends is a killer baker and she brought over a bag of her famous chocolate chip cookies one day. That bag had a shelf life of 15 hours. They were out of this world soft. The hubs said they weren’t baked enough for his liking. Instant stare down. I promptly told him he was crazy and to never lay a paw on mamas cookies again.
From that moment on, cookies ran my life. But as we all know, you aren’t supposed to eat raw cookie dough. For once in my life, I actually listened to that warning. I felt like looking out for my little one was more important than scarfing down half a bowl of cookie dough.
To fix my
not so much of a problem, I whipped up my cookie dough dip. Such a smart idea. For my stomach. Maybe not my waist but that was growing anyways thanks to the peanut, so did it really matter?
While the cookie dough hit all the right spots, I went and stuffed them into chocolate. Game changer. The dough is secretly healthy and has no egg! Nor flour or butter. But lots of chocolate! I made the dough with Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract, a teaspoon full. Which may sound like a lot for a small quantity of dough but the vanilla helps to sweeten the dough without the need of a lot of sugar.
Should I mention how amazing these would be for a holiday get together? Say Easter? Rather than buying those peanut butter eggs, whip up a batch of these cookie dough peanut butter cups! Actually make that two batches…because your first batch will last, oh 15 hours because who has self control around cookie dough?
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