No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

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No bake peanut butter cookie cups make the perfect mini treat. They're flourless, which can make them gluten-free too, if you use the right kind of oats.

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Cups Photo

When it comes to snacks, especially for my kids lunches, I tend to focus on the healthy stuff. Snack food that I can send to school with them knowing that it will fill them up, and keep them going - so they don't come home completely starving at the end of the day. Those things that will also give them a good dose of nutrition, but that they still love to eat.

But... sometimes you also just need a great treat. You really do. These no bake peanut butter cookie cups are exactly that. And the kids went wild for them. As did I – if I'm completely honest, I kind of didn't want to share!

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Cups Picture

Since our school is nut free, I couldn't send these snacks to school with the kids, but I know not everyone is packing lunches for locations that have to be nut free. And so I decided to share a perfect treat for packing in your lunch if you don't have those restrictions. These peanut butter cookie cups are the perfect treat.

Plus, they're no bake and they're flourless. With some oatmeal added in so that they're a little more hearty then your typical cookie. Without the flour added in, you essentially get an inside out Reese's peanut butter cup. And I am all about the peanut butter cups. These taste a lot like them, with a rich peanut buttery flavour in the cookie cup and topped with just the right amount of chocolate.

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Cups Image

Now I'm certainly not going to tell you these are healthy. They're not. There's butter and sugar and chocolate in them. But everyone needs a treat now and then, and these are mini, which in my opinion makes them even better! Mini treats are great, you can have a treat without going crazy. These are perfect as you get your treat, but they're rich enough that one is enough.

Everyone needs a treat like that occasionally I think!

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Cups Recipe

    20 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter, Plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips, Or chopped chocolate

Directions

  1. In a food processor or blender, process the oats until ground.
  2. Add the butter, sugar and 1/2 cup peanut butter and mix until well combined.
  3. Press by the tablespoonful into the cups of a mini muffin tin, pressing down firmly into the muffin cup, and leaving an indent in the middle of the cookie with the sides higher.
  4. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the 2 tablespoons of peanut butter with the chocolate, and melt at 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until completely melted.
  5. Spoon this chocolate mixture into the middles or the cookie cups. Or you can spoon it into a piping bag, or ziplock bag with a corner cut off, and pipe it into the cookies.
  6. Place the muffin tin in the refrigerator to chill until set, at least one hour.
  7. To take the cookie cups from the muffin tin, use a thin knife. Slide the knife in between the cookie and the side of the tin, and the cookie should pop up so you can remove it from the tin. Store the cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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About Stacey

Stacey loves to Bake. Eat. Repeat. so much that it inspired the name of her blog. With three young kids at home, she's become an expert at packing lunches. Say hello to our Lunchbox fanatic!