You made me do it.
You’re like the naughty child in the back of the classroom; the one who always eggs the other children on… and then watches, laughing, as they get in trouble.
Do it, Katie.
Make a chocolate version of your PB Cookie Dough Cookies.
You know you want to.
Yes, yes I wanted to.
And now that I made them and discovered how good they are? Oh boy, am I ever in trouble.
(Are you laughing yet?)
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
(sugar-free and gluten-free)
- 1/4 cup peanut butter (you can probably sub another nut butter)
- 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons raisins
- salt to taste (I used a little over 1/4 tsp, but I like salty pb cookies!)
- 2 tablespoons roasted, unsalted peanuts (Or maybe another nut, if you’re allergic to peanuts? Also: If you can only find salted peanuts, reduce or omit added salt)
- 1/8 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder (to taste)
- optional: chocolate chips, either before or after blending (or both!)
Throw everything into a food processor (I used an Osterizer) and combine until very smooth. Roll into balls, cookies, bars, or simply eat shovel the dough into your mouth, straight from the machine. (I’m not the only one who does this, right? Right?) The dough can be stored on the counter, in the fridge, or in the freezer. Or in your belly. Or in my belly. On second thought, the dough can only be stored in my belly. So hand it over.
These are 100% flourless, just like my Flourless Chocolate-Chip Cookies.
Also, I wanted to update you on the moat I mentioned (in an earlier post) that I was making to protect my cookies.
If anyone tries to steal my cookies, he’s got me covered. I initially had my heart set on a dragon… but all the good dragons were taken. (Darn you, Shrek!)
Growing up, did you ever want an exotic pet?
At one point in my life, I thought it’d be the coolest thing to have a monkey. And then I went through a “Mommy, I need a panda bear” stage. Through the years, I also wanted a frog, a mouse, and a horse. Apparently my childhood pets (which included rabbits, hermit crabs, hamsters, and a parrot) just weren’t exotic enough.
Also: If you haven’t tried the original version of these cookies, I highly recommend checking that post out. It’s one of my favorite recipes on the whole blog!