No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Cups RecipeStacey Mebs | Bake.Eat.Repeat.
No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Cups are a great dessert for your kids' lunchbox. Or an afternoon treat for you!
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!
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.
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!
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No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Cups Recipe
- 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
- In a food processor or blender, process the oats until ground.
- Add the butter, sugar and 1/2 cup peanut butter and mix until well combined.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Place the muffin tin in the refrigerator to chill until set, at least one hour.
- 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.
- If you don’t feel like pressing the dough into individual mini muffin cups, you can easily just make these as bars, pressing the dough into an 8x8 inch pan, and then spreading the layer of melted chocolate over top. Chill to set.
- Stacey Mebs
- Adapted from The Recipe Critic.
- Cooking Method:
- No Bake
- Gluten Free
- Lunchbox, No Bake, Easy, Peanut Butter, Cookies, Desserts, Snacks, Family Meals and Snacks, Chocolate, Gluten Free, Gluten Free Desserts
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- Lunchbox Recipes, No Bake Recipes, Easy Recipes, Peanut Butter Recipes, Cookie Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Snack Recipes, Family Meals and Snack Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
- Recipe Yields:
- 20 mini cookie cups
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Author: Stacey Mebs
Source: Adapted from The Recipe Critic.
Recipe Yields: 20 mini cookie cups
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 80 minutes
Amount Per Serving