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Midnight Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Oh, the glorious combination of peanut butter and chocolate… mmm….honestly, it’s so good and so tough to beat! Especially if that chocolate is in dark chocolate chunk cookie form, and the peanut butter is mixed with a little extra sweetness in order to perfectly resemble that of which is found in the center of peanut butter cups. It’s never been easier to combine these two flavors into an amazing vegan treat!

Midnight Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookie Cups on a cooling rack

Why this Recipe Works:

  • Created for use with my Midnight Chocolate Chunk Cookie Kits, this recipe doesn’t involve any complicated cookie dough making!
  • The added sweetness of the coconut sugar makes the peanut butter inside extra special (and gives it some added nutrients)
  • The use of the mini muffin tin allows for perfect portion sizing.

What is a Peanut Butter Cookie Cup:

  • These cookies don’t call for any packaged peanut butter cups at all – these are actual cookies with the peanut butter filling right inside. The additional sweetness of the peanut butter gives it the same flavor reminiscent of the packaged candy – YUM!

How to Make Midnight Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookie Cups:

1. Start by preheating your oven to 350º.

2. Then, combine the peanut butter, coconut sugar and salt in a small bowl and set it aside for now.

2. Take one Peanut’s Bake Shop Midnight Chocolate Chunk Cookie Kit and add the little bit of oil and water called for on the package. Stir to combine.

3. Grab a nonstick mini muffin tin and add one tablespoon of cookie dough to twelve spots in the pan.  Flatten the cookie dough with your finger tips so that it touches all sides. 1 tablespoon filled with midnight chocolate chunk cookie dough hovering over a mini muffin tin

A mini muffin tin filled with midnight chocolate chunk cookie dough

4. Then, add one teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture to the center of each of those twelve spots.

1 tablespoon of coconut sugar hovering over peanut butter in a bowl

Mini muffin tin filled with flattened cookie dough and drops peanut butter on top

5. Finally, add one more tablespoon of cookie dough to each spot and then smooth over the surface.

6. Bake these little treats in your preheated oven for 13 – 15 minutes or until the cookie tops are matte rather than shiny.

Baked midnight chocolate chunk peanut butter cookie cups in a muffin tin

7. Allow the cookie cups to cool for at least 30 minutes before attempting to remove them.  At that point, using a butter or table knife, carefully loosen the cookies by sliding the knife around the edges, and then slowly use that knife to lift each one out of the tin.

Now, all you need to do is get ready for one of the most magical peanut butter and chocolate experiences of your life. I truly hope you love these cookie cups as much as I do!

Midnight chocolate chunk peanut butter cookie cups on a plate with a bite taken out of one

Tips for Making the Best Midnight Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookie Cups:

  • Be sure to use this recipe with my Midnight Chocolate Chunk Cookie Kits.
  • If you can, use a peanut butter that only has peanuts and salt in it.
  • Bake the cookie cups in a good, non-stick pan.
  • When removing the cookie cups, gently use a dull knife to remove.
  • Feel free to freeze the rest to save for a longer period of time!

I love making fun and unique cookie recipes using my Peanut’s Bake Shop Cookie Kits! If you loved these, you have to try my Hawaiian Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Funfetti Chocolate Chunk Cookies, and my Black n’ White Chocolate Chunk Cookies!

Did you try this recipe? Give it a star rating and let me know what you think in the comments below. Your feedback is very helpful!

Midnight Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

If you love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate then get ready - this will be one of the most magical treats you'll ever taste!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: gluten-free, plant based, vegan
Keyword: Easy recipe, Gluten Free Cookies, Peanut's Bake Shop
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 12

Equipment

  • Mini Muffin Tin

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350º.
  • Combine the peanut butter, coconut sugar and salt in a small bowl and set it aside.
  • Take one Peanut's Bake Shop Midnight Chocolate Chunk Cookie Kit and add the little bit of oil and water called for on the package. Stir to combine.
  • Grab a mini muffin tin and add one tablespoon of cookie dough to twelve spots in the pan.  Flatten the cookie dough with your finger tips so that it touches all sides.
  • Then, add one teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture to the center of each of those twelve spots.
  • Finally, add one more tablespoon of cookie dough to the top of each spot and then smooth over the surface.
  • Bake these little treats in your preheated oven for 13 - 15 minutes or until the cookie tops are matte rather than shiny.
  • Allow the cookie cups to cool for at least 30 minutes before attempting to remove them.  At that point, using a butter or table knife, carefully loosen the cookies by sliding the knife around the edges, and then carefully use that knife to lift each one out of the tin.

Notes

  • Be sure to use this recipe with my Midnight Chocolate Chunk Cookie Kits.
  • If you can, use a peanut butter that only has peanuts and salt in it. 
  • Bake the cookie cups in a good, non-stick pan.
  • When removing the cookie cups, gently use a dull knife to remove.
  • Feel free to freeze the rest to save for a longer period of time! 
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