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No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cups

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A three layered no bake dessert these peanut butter cookie dough cups start with melted chocolate, a peanut butter center and all covered in cookie dough.

Happy Friday my friends, we made it, who is doing the TGIF happy dance? Any fun plans for the weekend? Mine will probably be filled with activities. I want to attend a pilates class, hit the pool with the baby, go on some long walks, maybe we will even have time to squeeze a trip to the beach? Also I plan on cooking A LOT! I have so many things on my list, that I don’t even know where to start, but this means that we will have a delicious weekend, thats good that I still have one of these peanut butter cookie dough cups in the fridge to start it the right way.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough


Last weekend when I was shopping for some ingredients for one of the recipes I was working on, I picked some Reese’s Cups and it kind of occurred to me that I can make my own, and probably much better, because there is never enough Peanut Butter for me in a Reese’s Cup, not even in the King version. Obviously I couldn’t make just a regular PB cup, thats too boring, I thought that it would be really cool to combine two of the things that I really love: COOKIE DOUGH and PEANUT BUTTER. Why give up on something, if you can have both of the best words? And this is how these peanut butter cookie dough cups were born.

Now, you see what we have here? Layers and layers of delicious stuff, we start with melted milk chocolate that is topped with a crumbly and creamy peanut butter filling, everything is covered in a blanket of soft and sweet chocolate chip cookie dough. Yes, I added mini chocolate chips to the cookie dough! Isn’t all this kind of amazing?

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough


The children are starting school so soon, the slumber parties are right around the corner and what a better treat to serve them? These peanut butter cookie dough cups aren’t just delicious, they are extremely easy to make, no need to turn on your oven, you have to do some measuring, the electric mixer some whisking, the microwave some melting and tada! a beautiful and delicious treat is ready.

I really went heavy on the cookie dough ratio, I didn’t want just bites, I love cookie dough so much that I literally eat it with a spoon. The one used in this recipe is obviously eggless, and after refrigeration it hardness a bit and acts as a sweet chocolate chip shell for that centre peanut butter filling.

The first layer of these cups is melted milk chocolate, that is an ode to classic peanut butter cups, but the cookie dough here is actually the star of the show. The mini chocolate chips add a nice crunchy, and by the way, the creamy cookie dough with subtle vanilla flavors pairs so well with the more prominent peanut butter flavor.

Peanut Butter Cookie DoughThese peanut butter cookie dough no bake cups would be such a fun kitchen adventure for your kids, that can help you assemble them and also sneak some cookie dough when you can’t see them.Peanut Butter Cookie DoughAnd should I mention that they will be equally loved by adults? I took a few to work and they have disappeared pretty quickly.

Take a closer look, they even have a peanut butter crumble topping!

Peanut Butter Cookie DoughI must confess, after I tried these no bake homemade peanut butter cookie dough cups, I developed a new kind of addiction that regular Reese’s cups won’t be able to fully fix anymore.

Peanut Butter Cookie Doughmmm, what are you waiting for? If you love peanut butter, cookie dough and chocolate, these cups are their children, go make some and you won’t regret it!

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No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cups
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A three layered no bake dessert these peanut butter cookie dough cups start with melted chocolate, a peanut butter center and all covered in cookie dough.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 16
  • For the chocolate bottom:
  • 16 ounces milk chocolate (chopped) or chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup butter
  • For the Peanut Butter filling:
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1¼ cups powdered sugar
  • Cookie Dough:
  • 1½ sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  1. Line a mini-muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the peanut butter, butter and sugar over medium heat. Stir constantly until completely melted and starting to bubble. Remove from the heat and add the powdered sugar, ⅓ cup at a time, stir after each addition until completely combined. Set aside and let the mixture cool.
  3. Place chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl and melt in the microwave in 30 seconds increments, until completely melted, stirring after each burst.
  4. Using a spoon, scoop a hefty spoon of melted chocolate into the bottom of each muffin liner.
  5. Using a spoon, scoop out the peanut butter mixture, roll into a ball and then flatten it slightly in your palm, place it on top of each chocolate lined muffin cup. The peanut butter shouldn’t touch the muffin tin walls. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the wire attachment, combine butter, salt and sugars until soft and creamy, about 2 minutes. Mix in the cream and vanilla seeds. On low speed add the flour and mix until combined. Using a spatula, stir in the chocolate chips. Make sure you scrape the sides of the bowl as needed during this step.
  7. Scoop the cookie dough onto the top of the muffin tin cups, until the tins are full. If the cookie dough sticks to your spoon, wet it in a little cold water. Pat the cookie dough on top in an even layer. Sprinkle any remaining peanut butter mixture or chocolate chips on top.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 5-6 hours or overnight before serving. Store in the fridge as the cookie dough becomes soft if kept too long at room temperature.


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53 comments on “No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cups”

  1. You had me at no-bake! I’ve made pb cups before, but never ones with cookie dough. Love this, Katalina!

  2. These cookie dough cups are a great idea! These look addictive! I’ll have to send some along with my boyfriend to work so I don’t eat them all myself!

  3. These are my new favorite thing. Seriously?! This is like the best combination of pretty much everything. The perfect weekend treat!

  4. Oh wow, these look so scrumptious! I want one now! Gonna have to make these 🙂

  5. One word – GENIUS! Pinning – the world needs to SEE THIS!

  6. …you had me at “no bake” and then you added cookie dough and peanut butter. Oh-my-lanta! XO

  7. Chocolate, peanut butter and cookie dough = Great COMBO. Love recipes like this, simple, easy and delicious!

  8. These look beautiful! Love that they are no bake! Have a great weekend!

  9. These are dreamy! I used to make my own peanut butter cups all the time but haven’t in so long. You’ve just completely re-inspired me! Will totally try your recipe!

  10. Wow! These look so decadent and delicious! They have all my favourite things. Pinning for future sugar cravings!

  11. This is like all my favorite things combined into one cup! Love it!

  12. I want to eat SO many of these!! I just made cookie dough cups, but didn’t even think to use peanut butter- such a fabulous combination!!

  13. I found your site through the FBC Yum & Stumble Sunday. Oh my goodness! these look so good, I pinned them, tweeted, shared!

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  15. These are the ultimate peanut butter cups! The cookie dough layer is brilliant! Love that they are no bake too! 🙂

  16. I love no bake delights and these peanut butter cookie dough cups look incredibly delish. Loved this genius recipe! 🙂

  17. Oh my GAWD these looks incredible, especially with that crumb topping! I would love having a few of these stashed away in my freezer for emergencies!!

  18. OMG! Katalina, this dessert is a combination of all of my favorite things, and I can’t believe it’s no-bake, too! 🙂

  19. Oh WOW! I’m a cookie dough lover and these treats are calling my name!

  20. Oh. My. Goodness. If I had these peanut butter cookie dough cups in my hot little hands, I would NOT share with anyone! I love the pink cupcake wrappers! So pretty!

  21. Wow! These look amazing! Forget the kids, they make me want to have some friends over for a Mom’s slumber party!

  22. Beeeeaaaaauuuuuutiful! I would like one, please! Or five.

  23. How could you not do a TGIF dance with these babies in front of you! They look seriously delicious!!

  24. Anything that starts with “No Bake” catches my attention! These looks so yummy and I love your blog! I’m so glad I found it!

    xx Julianna
    IG @julianna_claire

  25. These no-bake cookie dough cups are sooooo amazing Katalina! This looks like my kind of treat! I love your photography and website! Such a happy place 🙂

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  27. This recipe is a joke. Unlike the other comments I actually tried it- the amount/proportions are all off, the directions are poorly written, the times are a farce. Makes WAY more than 19, with all the refrigerator time its certainly not an hour and 5 min, you dont get end up with melted chocolate…A waste of good and costly ingredients. The end product isn’t bad, but given the ingredients, it would be hard screw up more.

    • Hi Lisa – I am sorry you were disappointed, not sure what muffin tin size you used, but with my regular pan I got exactly 19 cups. The amount and proportions all worked for me and other people that made the recipe emailed me happy with their results. If you had questions about the poorly written directions, I would’ve suggest to ask before you start on the recipe, not after you are done, as I gladly respond to any questions my readers have. And if you didn’t like the final product, I guess its a matter of personal taste, we personally love peanut butter and cookie dough so it was a hit with my family and friends.

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