I’m not usually a fan of peanut butter…but when I get cravings for it, I need it to no end. I usually end up eating it straight with a spoon, but today, I decided to change it up and make something that M could enjoy with me.
These chocolate-frosted peanut butter cookie dough balls are amazing. They taste just like Reese’s peanut butter cups! I was thoroughly pleased with the way they came out. They’re just delicious.
This recipe was inspired by a few chocolate chip cookie dough ball recipes I found while stumbling across the internet. I’ve found some great subs for it, though, in case you’re looking to make it vegan or sugar-free, you can sub the brown sugar for two tablespoons of raisins (or just omit it!) If you decide to go with raisins (which was fantastically tasty, I might add!) just puree them in a food processor or Magic Bullet until they’re a fine paste. I think I’d recommend any type of nut butter for these…especially cashew butter! I can imagine that would be especially tasty… Next time, I plan to add mini chocolate chips to the batter too, just to kick it up a notch.
Use any flour you prefer…oat, wheat, spelt, whatever. It should all be good.
Chocolate-frosted peanut butter bites
Makes approx. 12 balls
1/3 c peanut butter (smooth or chunky; or, sub for your favorite nut butter)
1/4 c minus two tbsp flour
1/2 tsp baking soda (for flavor)
2 tsp brown sugar
2 tsp milk
2 oz of your favorite chocolate bar
1/4 tsp fat free sour cream
In a bowl, combine the flour and baking soda. Mix well, then add in the peanut butter and brown sugar. Stir to combine. If they’re too thick to handle, add a teaspoon or so of milk. If not, shape into balls and place on a Pam’d piece of parchment paper. Set them on a sheet pan, insert a toothpick into each, and place in the freezer for twenty minutes.
While they’re freezing, melt the chocolate over a double broiler with a teaspoon of milk. When it’s melted down, add the sour cream, mix well, and take off the heat.
Take the peanut butter dough balls out and dip or frost each with the chocolate mixture. Place them back in the freezer for another twenty minutes, then enjoy!