Inside-Out Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups

These Inside-Out Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups are a fun way to enjoy a traditional treat. Switch up the usual peanut butter combo for a tasty cookie dough and chocolate pairing.

Inside-Out Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups

Hi, friends! Can you believe today is the last day of August LOL HOLY SH*T ME EITHER. These Inside-Out Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups (which don’t require an oven) are my last attempt at enjoying Summer. On the last day of August. 22 days before Fall starts. Or, maybe it’s just me getting a head start on my sweater body. You’ll never know.

Funny enough, as a kid I HATED Reese’s peanut butter cups. I’m talking full-on nausea if they got near my tastebuds. Is there anything more ironic on this planet? A kid who would secretly devour peanut butter by the finger-full, hated the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. With peanut butter cups, in particular, it was a combination of the texture and flavor that made me run for the hills.

Now, hand ’em over. I’m down with the peanut butter cups, yo.

Inside-Out Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups

I decided to do a little play on the age-old favorite. Instead of a peanut butter filling, these puppies are full of a *vegan* cookie dough! That’s right, ya girl went vegan. Just kidding, but I love making vegan cookie dough and they went perfectly with this idea I had!

Fun fact, I started out making these just chocolate cups filled with cookie dough. Then, a lightbulb went off. WHAT IF I SWITCH THEM. I’m not going to say I’m a genius but I’m also not not going to say I am a genius.

These were brother-in-law, boyfriend, and father-approved. That’s right, the men in the family were down with the vegan Inside-Out Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups. That’s my barometer for a big fat W.

Inside-Out Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups

Now, since it’s the day before September, shall we talk Fall goals? I’m not talking business goals, you don’t care about that. I’m talking LIFE GOALS for the Autumn season. I know Fall isn’t until September 22, but it’s like your birthday amiright? Ya celebrate all month long (or in this case, you start celebrating the second September arrives). Let’s see…

  • Attend at least one Gator football game
  • Carve a decent pumpkin (I tried to carve Olaf into a pumpkin last year and it was horrific)
  • Dress up for Halloween
  • Bake a from-scratch pie
  • Go to New York City (random, just go with it)
  • Halloween Horror Nights

I’d love to hear your Fall “life goals” in the comments below!

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Inside-Out Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups
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Serves: 12 cups
  • 6 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips + 1/2 cup for cookie dough
  • 6 tsp coconut oil
  • 15 oz canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Line a muffin tin with muffin cups. Spray a bit of oil spray in each.
  2. In a food processor, add the chickpeas and process until no chunks are present.
  3. Add in peanut butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Process until a dough forms (turns into a ball).
  4. Remove from the processor and place into a ball. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Place chocolate and coconut oil in a large bowl. Place in the microwave for :30 increments until full melted. Stir in between heating up.
  6. Pour about 1 tbsp of chocolate into 6 of the muffin cups.
  7. Roll cookie dough into 1/2 inch balls and place atop dollop of chocolate.
  8. Spoon 3 tbsp of chocolate on top of cookie dough balls.
  9. Next, roll cookie dough, flatten, and place on the bottom of the remaining 6 muffin cups.
  10. Add about a tsp dollop of chocolate in the middle of each.
  11. Roll 1.5 inch cookie dough balls and flatten atop chocolate. Drizzle each with remaining chocolate.
  12. Place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.

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  1. says

    Anything inside out automatically grabs my attention, because let’s be honest, the filling is better than the outside :-) What an ingenious recipe! I can’t wait to make it.

  2. says

    Lurve these! I’m a chocolate PB cup hound. First item on my fall list is to come up with an epic Halloween Costume. Last year we went ALL out (i actually pulled a muscle in my neck from hand-sewing costumes) so I absolutely have to top that this year.

  3. says

    Phew, you almost scared me when you said that you hated peanut butter cups, and then I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw that you now like them. These look like a step up; they need to sell these in the store.

  4. says

    STILL DROOLING. I know Drew is going to go crazy for these. I feel like I honestly might whip them up tonight because I am in the mood to do something (aka baking) but I am not sure turning on the oven is going to work… Fairly certain our AC is not working properly.

    ANYWAYS. Fall goals? Hmmmm get up north to see the pretty leaves change! And go to an MSU tailgate… and keep our place semi_tidy? < lame goal but it needs to happen.

    • says

      0o0o0oh I hope you enjoy/enjoyed!! Ugh I totally wish I could go somewhere and see the leaves change. It’s just straight swamp here in FL lol, when I lived in Tennessee it was stunning and we had these gorgeous trees in our big yard *waaa*

  5. says

    All my blogger pals are making peanut butter cups and now I’m addicted. Wow I seriously can’t believe that it is already september! Anyway my spring goals (southern hemisphere dweller :P) are to pick daffodils, watch the sunrise and go lamb hunting (as in looking for lambs because hunting lambs would be awful!)


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