The endless love for Gookie Dough. We have upped our game with this recipe and decided to make things a little bit fancier. Seeing as the weather hasn't been entirely on our side, we thought we'd get sassy and show off our baking skills. These no-bake peanut butter and Gookie Dough truffles melt in your mouth and are absolute perfection. But don't worry, we won't tell anyone their no-bake!
Line a baking tray with parchment paper which will fit into the fridge. Scoop out heaped teaspoons of Gookie Dough and your peanut butter and roll together into balls between the palms of your hands. Put the balls on the tray and cover. Pop into the fridge for 30 minutes or so.
When the cookie dough balls are nearly finished chilling, melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in the microwave for 30-seconds. Heat and stir until almost all of the chocolate is melted but being careful not to burn.
Place the chocolate in a shallow bowl for dipping the truffles. Chop your peanuts roughly and set them by the side of your set up. Remove the cookie dough balls from the fridge.
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Using a fork, dip the balls of cookie dough into the melted chocolate and then gently tap the fork on the side of the bowl to remove the excess. Place each truffle back onto the tray and sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Once all the truffles are dipped and sprinkled, set for another 30 minutes in the fridge and then serve.
Yes, you shall bring that sass and class to the dinner table, and we can't blame you because these are divine. A pro tip could be to wrap these in cute gift wrapping and box to make a perfect treat for any occasion. After all, you need to show off those baking skills, and you can impress! Perfect for a buffet, Mother's Day, birthdays and just to treat yourself. You deserve it!
The nation has recently found a new favourite when it comes to chocolate treats and that dear friend would be Reese's. Yes, the peanut butter cup trend has hit us hard, and we aren't complaining because we're in love with the hard chocolate coating which melts on your tongue and the gorgeous creamy peanut butter that tingles your taste buds and gives you a burst of sweet but savoury deliciousness. So, why not combine that idea with the joy of cookie dough which you all know well. Hello, cookie dough peanut butter cups!
You will need:
Makes 24 peanut butter cups
562g of milk chocolate chips
115g of unsalted butter
75g brown sugar
One teaspoon of vanilla extract
55g of peanut butter
170g of icing sugar
Two tablespoons of all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
65g of mini chocolate chips
In a saucepan, melt the butter, keep this on the heat and add your brown sugar and whisk until it's dissolved. Let it bubble for 1-2 minutes, then remove from the heat and whisk in your peanut butter. The liquid should be quite runny. Add the vanilla extract and let cool completely. This should take about half an hour.
Line a mini muffin tin with cake liners and melt half of the chocolate chips in the microwave until fully melted. Pop a teaspoon of chocolate into each mini case and use a pastry brush to brush chocolate up the sides of the case. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes, so it sets. At this point, the butter and sugar mixture should be cooled so whisk in your icing sugar, salt, flour and combine until nearly smooth. Fold in the mini chocolate chips and pop in the fridge to harden (for about 15 minutes).
Ensure that you store these in the fridge to avoid melting, however, leave out before consuming because they are divine at room temperature!
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So, we can eat all 24 in one sitting, not that we're making a competition out of it or anything...! Now, I completely understand that our body needs all these healthy leafy greens but for today, I'm just going to eat these for lunch. Living life to the fullest, right? And if I feel sick? Who cares, I am the peanut butter cup queen!