Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

 

Continuing in the spirit of our Holiday Cookie Countdown… there are 23 days till Christmas 🙂 And have a got a vegan treat for you on this glorious Tuesday!

Judging from the name of this blog, you know I love peanut butter. 

So when I make my holiday cookies every year, peanut butter MUST be involved in some way, shape, or form. Typically it is done in cookie form. In multiple ways. The first, being this vegan peanut butter cookie dipped in dark chocolate. Mmmmm!

 

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The original cookie is based off of Chocolate Covered Katie’s secret peanut butter cookie recipe. Chocolate Covered Katie’s blog is always one of my go to’s when I’m baking cookies. She has a huge collections of delicious, completely vegan, usually healthy desserts that are super easy to make! I’ve been following her for years and love getting a chance to showcase one of her recipes on my blog 🙂

 

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I decided to kick these cookies up a notch by dipping them in rich, dark chocolate. Because who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter? It’s hands down the best dessert combination ever. I’m not biased or anything 🙂

If you are one of those people who DOESN’T like peanut butter and chocolate (first of all, I don’t believe you), you can totally keep these cookies as just plain peanut butter cookies. I promise you they are almost as delicious. 

 

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Holidays Cookie Countdown

 

Check out the other cookies in my Holiday Cookie Countdown:

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate & PB Chips

 

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Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies {vegan}

Serves 12
Prep time 12 minutes
Cook time 8 minutes
Total time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp natural applesauce
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips, melted

Note

adapted from chocolate covered katie's secret peanut butter cookies recipe

Directions

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Step 2
Begin by mixing together the dry ingredients in a bowl: baking powder, whole wheat flour, salt, and sugars. Once combined, add in the wet ingredients: peanut butter, vanilla extract, and applesauce. Stir the dough until everything is completely combined. Refrigerate the dough for at least 15 minutes.
Step 3
When the dough is ready, roll into 1 inch balls and place onto the parchment paper. I wet my hands with water before rolling in order to keep the dough from sticking everywhere (lesson learned!). Flatten the cookies a little bit with your hands and then use a fork to create lines on the cookies. Bake for 8 minutes, then let them cool on the pan for another 5 minutes.
Step 4
Once the cookies have cooled for 5 minutes, take off the pan and let cool on a wire rack for another 10 minutes. During this time, melt your dark chocolate chips in a glass bowl or double boiler. I just use a glass bowl and the microwave, pulling the chocolate out every 30 seconds to stir vigorously and to make sure it doesn't burn.
Step 5
When the chocolate is melted and the cookies are cooled, dip the cookies into the chocolate, covering only one half of the cookie. If you prefer, you could just drizzle the chocolate over the cookies instead. Stick the cookies in the freezer for 5 minutes to let the chocolate harden. Once the chocolate is set, take them out of the freezer and enjoy!

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Hi, I’m Liz and this is my food blog where I share my love of healthy foods and whole ingredients. You will find mostly vegetarian dishes, plenty of sweets, and lots of love from this little kitchen in Durham, North Carolina!

8 Comments

  1. YES to all things peanut butter. I love the low amount of sugar that you have in this recipe. I will have to try these.

    • Thanks! I like to keep my cookies low in sugar, and then smother them in chocolate goodness. Because the sugar in chocolate doesn’t count, of course 🙂

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