Peanut Butter Banana Cookie Cups are altogether amazing. Rich peanut butter and bananas topped with meringue.
Things that I learned at a very early age:
1. Peanut butter should be its own food group.
2. Peanut butter also pairs REALLY well with banana. Considering I ate a PB & B sandwich EVERY day for lunch, I learned that lesson REAL well.
3. Chocolate…it makes E’RYTHANG better.
Today I am tying all these life lessons up into one adorable, mini package.
A package that you can eat.
A package that involves all of the above mentioned items AND cookies.
And a package that is completely gluten and butter free!
The younger me and the current (old) me are doing a serious fist pump over here. I am hoping that you are joining me.
Fist pumping alone just looks weird.
The cookie part of these here cookie cups are a recipe that I developed from some peanut butter and jelly cookie cups.
Apparently I am 5 and can’t stop making child themed peanut butter cookie cups. I’m okay with that.
Then I was inspired by my aforementioned life lessons (I was also eating some peanut butter banana ice cream at the time that this recipe was thought up. That may or may not have played a part in its creation) so I decided to fill those babies up with fresh banana and thick, creamy peanut butter. Be still my heart.
We could have left it there. But, I wanted these to be like a surprise party for your taste buds.
I pulled some more inspiration (because I seem to be all about that today) from this lemon meringue fudge that I have been drooling over for all the evers, and topped these babies with meringue.
I call it meringue, but we really just call it what it is: A ninja disguise to cover the deliciousness that is inside these cups.
WHABAM. Taste buds, consider yourself surprised. With deliciousness.
Also, consider yourselves about to take a vacation to Yum Central.
Peanut butter. Chocolate. Banana. COOKIES.
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