There are many things in this life that I will never understand.

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Girls wearing straight up padded fancy bras to the gym and the real-life breakup of Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams name a few, but one that utterly blows my mind is that there are people in this universe who don’t agree that the combo of chocolate and peanut butter can work miracles.

I just don’t get why we can’t see eye to eye.

I will never… comprehend. Makes no sense in my pea-sized brain.

Remember the days when you needed to run to the store to grab peanut butter and actually could find… peanut butter? Like, not peanut butter combined with chocolate or honey or almonds or raisins or bacon?

I barely do.

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I don’t know when this crazy trend of flavored peanut butter started, but I do remember going to the store in my youth and seeing actual PLAIN peanut butter on the shelves and only that. And I certainly remember the day I discovered the souped up goods: about three weeks out from my first fitness competition, I spied both white chocolate wonderful and dark chocolate dreams in my local market and just HAD to buy them, even though I couldn’t consume them for nearly 21 days or some ridiculous amount of time like that. Pure torture. Let’s just say that the morning after that show, I consumed about half of a jar in record time then almost yacked my brains out while teaching spinning.

It was totally worth it though. I still live and die for both of those flavors and if they are missing from my pantry I lose my head.

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But whatever.

I added cookie dough to my own peanut butter so feel free to punch me in the face. That’s sort of how I felt when I was folding dough into the creamy contents of my food processor… just… so… wrong. But right? While we don’t have a world class recipe on our hands here, it sure beats paying $16 for a small jar of ground peanuts stuffed with dried fruit and chocolate chips. Right right? It’s simple, it’s quick, it’s fun and it’s fabulous eaten with only a spoon.

…I should know.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Peanut Butter

[cookie dough came from the cookie dough pb cups]

2 cups unsalted peanuts

for cookie dough:

6 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoons flour (I used coconut flour!)

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

In a small saucepan, heat butter until melted. Whisk in brown sugar until dissolved, then let it bubble for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk vanilla extract. Let sit and cool completely, about 20 minutes. Stir in powdered sugar, salt and flour, then once mixed, add in mini chocolate chips and then place in the fridge to set for 20-30 minutes.

Add peanuts to the bowl of your food processor. Pulse and process until smooth, about 2-3 minutes. Taste and if desired, add a bit of salt. Remove “dough” from the fridge and crumble with your hands. Fold as much of the dough you’d like into the peanut butter, then store in a seal-tight container. It is usually recommended that homemade nut butters be refrigerated – depending on how quickly we consume them (like this one), I will often let them sit out for a week and they are fine.

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138 Responses to “A Quick and Easy Treat: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Peanut Butter.”

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    Avenue — April 13, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    How about swirling this through homemade ice cream. Oh yeah!

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    • Jessica — April 13th, 2012 @ 11:03 am

      I like your brain.

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    Ashley — April 13, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    THIS is what you left at home on your counter that I could have had in my possession?????? I suppose I will forgive you. ;)

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    • Jessica — April 13th, 2012 @ 11:03 am

      Sigh… yes…

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 13, 2012 @ 9:56 am

    Best combination ever! This, right up there with your cookie dough stuffed chocolate peanut butter cups from last week, makes me crave cookie dough even more!

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    Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries — April 13, 2012 @ 9:56 am

    i was just telling my friend last night that my two all-time favorite things to eat are cookie dough and peanut butter. and now you combined them?! ahh i’m in trouble.

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    Chris — April 13, 2012 @ 9:58 am

    This would make PB & J sandwiches so much more delicious….and fattening! Looks like I’ll be making some this weekend!

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    Bailey — April 13, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    genius! You should win a prize…

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    Shaina — April 13, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    Hand me a few sliced apples and a bowl of this. Snacking perfection.

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    Nisrene — April 13, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    There is NO better combo. So glad someone else is with me on this.

    Absolutely sure my hips just expanded looking at these photos #fatkidproblems

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    Ashley — April 13, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    I love the white chocolate peanut butter from Peanut Butter & Co.! I just wrote about it too! I’ll definitely be making this tomorrow! YUM.

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    Jill — April 13, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    You are my hero! I love this. And want it. Now!

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    Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen — April 13, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    I would probably spread this between two chocolate chip peanut butter cookies. Yeah, shoot me now.

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — April 13, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    Whoa. This is a big time break-my-diet totally worth it treat!! Fun recipe :)

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    Katie — April 13, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    Did you know I’ve never bought a jar of fancy extra-things-in-it peanut butter? You might have convinced me to make my own, though…

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    green beans & grapefruit — April 13, 2012 @ 11:48 am

    YUMMMM

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    Lauren — April 13, 2012 @ 11:52 am

    I die.

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    Nancy @ CouponClippingCook — April 13, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    what a clever idea. all I can think of is that I would use the biggest spoon I have to eat this. Looks and sounds soooo good.

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    Lindsey — April 13, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

    Peanut butter and cookie dough!!! Yes please!!! That looks so delicious!

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    Carissa — April 13, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    I would like to dig my spoon into that deliciousness. Or my finger. That way I won’t have to share.

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — April 13, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    Oh certainly this is a combination straight from heaven!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — April 13, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    nate just saw this and freaked out!

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    Jenny — April 13, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

    HEAVEN!

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    Mary @ Bake Break — April 13, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    SERIOUSLY! Who wears a lacy padded fancy bra to the gym? and why? It just makes no sense.

    Choco chip cookie dough peanut butter, however, makes total sense. Awesome. I’m all about it!

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    meaghan — April 13, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    all you can get here where I live (Fredericton NB Canada) is plain Peanut butter…. I feel left out :(

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — April 13, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    I have yet to try this flavored peanut butter phenomenon…sadly here in Canada we don’t get all of those crazy concoctions. Which may actually be a good thing. But now you’ve give me a recipe to make my own, and well, that is just downright dangerous. My thighs thank you in advance.

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    Melissa — April 13, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    Ok, seriously, this should be illegal. If…actually make that when I make this, I will probably eat my body weight in it. Thanks again for ruining my healthy eating habits ;)

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — April 13, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

    cookie dough makes everything better.

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    Cassie — April 13, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    I absolutely agree that chocolate/PB combo can work miracles. Love this and your brilliant brain!

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    Mama Pea — April 13, 2012 @ 4:42 pm

    I have two small reasons to wear padded bras to the gym.

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    honeywhatscooking — April 13, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    this looks so good. i love cookie dough, just made cupcakes with them, who knew you could add it to peanut butter as a spread. looks yummy.

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    Moni Meals — April 13, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

    Yes! I love it. Best combo and wow, what a treat this would make,any time, and anywhere! :)

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    Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy — April 13, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

    Oh my gosh, this looks sooo good! I’d like to know how you’re not 500 pounds by now ;) (because I probably would be).

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    Luv What You Do — April 13, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

    I could eat that entire jar of cookie dough right now. That is an amazingly dangerous recipe!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — April 13, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

    I could see myself topping this on ice cream. Loads. Yum!!!!

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    Quiche-ing Queen — April 13, 2012 @ 11:59 pm

    I could do some damage with that. Yummy!

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    Tahina — April 14, 2012 @ 12:01 am

    I live in Australia and we still only have the plain peanut butter :(

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    Sarah | The Cyclists Wife — April 14, 2012 @ 1:13 am

    If we eat this on a sandwich I vote it doesn’t count as dessert; this way we can eat some for dessert too!

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    thelittleloaf — April 14, 2012 @ 7:55 am

    This is completely ridiculous, but amazing at the same time :-) Love it.

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    Nicole P — April 14, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    I just repinned some of your pins. Great recipes, great ideas, thanks!

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    MeLissa Rocco — April 14, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    Yea! This looks so awesome and I don’t have to use my brain for a substitute for a gluten free version. You are the sweetest! I can’t wait to try it. And, you know, I’m amazed at the number of people I meet who don’t even like chocolate (what they’re doing coming to a *chocolate* tasting party I have no idea)….and the worst part is that they seem to be proud of the fact that they had a malfunction in their genetic code. Weirdos. ;)

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    anniebakes — April 14, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    mmm, scrumptious stuff!

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    April — April 14, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    I cannot imagine anyone on EARTH, not thinking that chocolate and peanut butter were a match made in heaven. Obviously…something is very wrong with those people..ha!

    My husband would have a stroke if I showed him that you have made cookie dough peanut butter. He lives for cookie dough.

    Lovely post! :)

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    Yael — April 14, 2012 @ 10:29 am

    Anything to do with chocolate and peanut butter together and I’M IN!!! I just gave you the Versatile Blogger Award on my blog, which had been passed on to me. Keep on writing!

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    Julie — April 14, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    amen, sister.

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    Katie @ OhShineOn — April 14, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    You should totally make chocolate chip cookie dough cookie butter. Talk about having the best seizure of your life.

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    Karriann — April 14, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

    Your chocolate chip cookies look really tasty!

    “Happy Cooking”

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    alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — April 14, 2012 @ 6:13 pm

    omg yum!! Heaven!

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    Sloane @ Life Food and Beer — April 14, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

    My sister does not like Peanut Butter or Chocolate! She is a freak of nature! And I wish I wouldn’t have seen this recipe! I will eat all of it by myself in one sitting!! :)

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    Aggie — April 14, 2012 @ 8:15 pm

    Are you kidding, are there actual people out there who don’t believe in PB/Choc miracle working? Seriously, that is the best combo of all…though I think it may be a little better with some salty pretzels crumbled in there too. Now I’m just dreaming.

    not only is this little concoction amazing, but I am really smitten with the jar you stuffed it into. What beautiful photos!

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    Simone — April 15, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    This is almost beyond words. Just amazing.

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    Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) — April 15, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    I had a batch of cookie dough for madeleines yesterday that almost never made it to the oven. I came so close to eating the whole thing right out of the bowl. I remember those simple, plain peanut butter days but I’m glad you made this. Love the combo!

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