Laura and I started blogging at the same time and instantly became best blogging friends forever. Her blog is NEVER boring because she blogs about so many different things and her style of writing, her photography skills and genuine personality will hook you just like it did me:)
Hi HungryRunnerGirl readers! My name is Laura and I blog over at MEET VIRGINIA (lauravirginia.me) about my life as a twenty-something living in North Carolina’s capital city. There’s no telling what you may find over there; but I have been known to ramble on about arts and crafts, baking, running, photography, becoming a vegetarian, and everything in between!
Let me just start by saying how incredibly honored I am to be posting for Janae today! I know that you all would agree with me when I say that I think Janae is one of the sweetest, funniest, and most relatable bloggers out there. She is kind of like a celebrity in my book, so I was extremely flattered when she reached out to me with the opportunity to take over her little corner of the blogosphere for a bit!
Today I wanted to share a simple but incredibly delicious recipe with you all! Just like Janae, I have a huge sweet tooth. I try to eat a diet mainly comprised of healthy, whole foods, but I always leave room for indulgences. These Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Cups are the perfect treat for when you are craving a little something sweet!
So, here is what you will need:
For the chocolate shell, you will need:
-18 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips (about a bag and a half)
For the peanut butter filling, you will need:
– 3/4 Cup Natural Peanut Butter
– 1/3 Cup Powdered Sugar
– 4 Tablespoon Graham Cracker Crumbs
For the cookie dough filling, you will need:
– 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
– 1 Cup Brown Sugar
– 1/2 Cup White Sugar
– 1/2 teaspoon Salt
– 3/4 Cup Unsalted Butter (melted)
– 4 Tablespoon Milk
– 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
– 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
Step 1: Fill 2 mini muffin tins with mini muffin liners. You could also use a regular sized muffin tins to produce 12 large peanut butter cups.
Step 2: In a microwave safe bowl, heat 18 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips until melted. Remove from the microwave every 30 seconds to stir.
Step 3: In the bottom of the muffin liners, place a large dollop of melted chocolate. Then, using a spoon, spread the chocolate to cover the bottom and the sides of the liner completely. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
Step 4: Mix together the ingredients for the peanut butter filling.
Step 5: In a separate bowl, mix together all of the ingredients for the chocolate chip cookie dough filling.
Step 6: After the chocolate shell has cooled, remove muffin tins from the refrigerator. First, place a small spoonful of peanut butter filling at the bottom of the cup. Press down. Next, place a small spoonful of chocolate chip cookie dough filling on top and press down.
Step 7: Reheat the melted chocolate chips and cover the top of the peanut butter cups. Place back in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Step 8: After the chocolate has hardened completely, remove from the refrigerator and enjoy! Best served with a tall glass of milk! :)
p.s. I topped some of my peanut butter cups with Trader Joe’s new SUGAR, CHOCOLATE, AND COFFEE BEAN GROUNDS (http://lauravirginia.me/2011/07/28/help-me-brainstorm/). It isn’t necessary, but definitely adds an extra little bit of deliciousness!
UM, WOW…Thank you from me, Billy, my family and friends because we will be making this on a weekly if not daily basis!!
What was the last chocolatey thing you ate?
White chocolate, dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
-Janae here……#1= White chocolate but #1+++++=all three in one sitting.
umm looks delicious! i think my last chocolate thing that I ate was a huge candy bar..opps ;) haha
Taylor @ Crumbs Don't Count
Sign me up for one of THOSE puppies…for breakfast :) Juuuuust kidding. Maybe.
Yum! Need to make those soon!
Dark chocolate lover here :)
Last chocolate thing I ate was peanut butter m&ms!
Elizabeth @ reads recipes runs
Holy amazing ness! I am making these for sure!!!
Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run
Two things just happened from me reading this:
1) I gained 10 lbs.
2) Then I died and went to heaven
Those look better than the real Reese’s cups!
Alyssa @ Life of bLyss
dear laura. wanna be friends? pb cups? yes? yes.
Laura @ Meet Virginia
Yes! Let’s be friends!!!! :)
Hayley @ Hayley Daily
Yum! I saw these when you blogged about them first and knew right then I had to make them. This just further reinforces that. Can’t wait! :)
Over the weekend I had a dark chocolate bar with sea salt and it was so so good!
kari @ Running Ricig
Holy moly! Those look amazing!
The last chocolatey thing I ate were hersey’s kisses yesterday.
I must make these beauties ASAP!!
yuuum! awesome guest post!!!! :D thanks so much for the recipe!!!!
My Blonde Moments
Oh em gee…those things look AMAZING!!! Must make those this weekend. Yum!
Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans
Well I think I just found my next kitchen experiment!
Christina @ The Athletarian
Last chocolate I ate was nutella…just with a spoon!
I am Milk Chocoalte all the way :)
I am loving all the guest entries. It is linking me up to even more runner blogs to learn as much as I can. Definitely have learned that PEANUT BUTTER is a huge factor in runner’s lives! LOL!! Laura, thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I will soon be trying it. Also, we are fellow Carolinians. I live right outside of Charlotte.
Laura @ Meet Virginia
Linda, how cool! Nice to “meet” another fellow Carolinian! My sister and her husband live in Charlotte – I love it there!
Becky @ cityrunnergirl
um wow is right! not only do these sound amazing, they are so beautiful!
the last chocolate I ate was a milky way but by far, my favorite chocolate is White Chocolate – heaven!
I really don’t eat much pb with chocolate… it’s always been one or the other for me, but I’m starting to dig it ;)
Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
Um, I need one of these NOW!
Oh yum! I can’t wait to make these!
Brittany @ A Spoonful of Peanut Butter
Man O man, I haven’t had chocolate/sugar in almost two years…but these look so darn tempting! I used to love peanut butter cups, and those look so tastey! When I used to eat chocolate, my favorite was dark chocolate!!
Can we say YUMMMMMYYYY!!!! Looks delicious, writing it down for sure!!!
Jamie aka "Sometimes Healthy" Girl
What a delicious recipe! The last chocolate thing I ate was chocolate PB2. Does that count?
As for fave chocolate….I like milk chocolate, preferably combined with somethin’ salty like Pretzel M&M’s.
YUM! I may have to try this recipe!
Darker is better for me!!
Um, I am sitting at my desk at work salivating!Yes, that is gross. Sorry, TMI. I am making these tonight! Thanks for the awesome recipe :)
I can’t wait to try these!
Laura @ Meet Virginia
Thank you for having me!!! :) The last chocolate thing I ate was… one of these! Haha! But I bought 3 new chocolate things at Trader Joe’s today that I can’t wait to try. Dark Chocolate is my fav! I also like milk, but don’t really care for white. Please still be my friend! ;)
Will definitely be making those!
oh heck yes!! these sound delightful. she’s adorable, can’t wait to check out her blog!
Sam @ fitness food & faith (giveaway today!)
Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled
I want to eat that now! Cookie dough in a peanut butter cup? You can not go wrong with that. Thanks, Laura!
Looks amazing and super easy to veganize! Thanks!
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Danielle @ Dani Cakes
I think I’m going to rush home and make these tonight! Thanks for sharing! The last chocolate I had was milk. Mmmmm
I feel satisfied after raendig that one.
Stephanie @ Vegetarian Bakeaholic
I make single serve peanut butter cups with a very similar process. That way I can make one and be done with the craving. Dark chocolate is definitely my #1!
Oh man, I need to stop reading foodie blogs right before lunch. TOTALLY want that dessert now.
Jessica @ Baybaybites
UM WOW. I would like to make them but I’m pretty sure I would eat all of them. They look sooooo good.
YUMMMMM. cannot wait to make thissss!!!
Kristen @ notsodomesticated
I love this recipe!! And I have most of the ingredients … I may need to try that soon! Thanks for the idea!
I am so going to make these! Cookie dough is my favorite! Maybe a new treat to take to a party.. So I don’t eat them all!
I like to have a sugar free peppermint patty when I’m craving a desert at home. Or Oreos in milk! :)
Taylor - Healthy College Living
This. Looks. Fantastic.
Great great post- I’ll be making these puppies SOON!
I can NOT wait to try these!!!!!!!!!!! …although following all these pb posts I may not have peanut butter left to tackle them today :( Thanks for sharing your recipe
PS: LOVE THIS IDEA!
I made my own version of these, peanut butter and jelly style! (http://www.chasefear.com/post/8820096347/dark-chocolate-pb-j-cups) I also mentioned my most favorite blog ever, HRG. :)
Monika @ Monika's Miles
Catching up on blogs after 2 weeks away… Oh My God. This is probably the most amazing thing I’ve seen (and will eventually taste) in forever. Whatever inspired you to get guest postings was genius. This recipe is genius. Virginia is genius.
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