You got PB in my chocolate


These cookies rock on! It's basically a chocolate cookie with a surprise peanut butter center. Sometimes called magic in the middle cookies I took the butter laden recipe and healthed it up. I know you've seen these before... but this version is much much healthier and they are so addictive. I sent these along with the lasagna to my friends family. The husband and two little boys had no clue these things had prune puree and whole wheat flour in them... and they LOVED them!!! I love when that happens, sneaky sneaky, and they liked it :) Had they known... they probably wouldn't have even tried them.

Give these a try and I'm sure you will fool your kids... unless they are allergic to nuts... then don't make these for them :D Next time I'm making these I'm going to use cashew butter. YUM!!

You got PB in my chocolate cookies
adapted by steph chows
350 degrees 8-10 minutes
Makes 16 cookies

Chocolate dough recipe
In a large bowl beat together:
½ cup of brown sugar (not packed)
2 Tbs butter, softened
2 - 2.5 oz containers prune puree (I use a 2 pack of gerber baby food)
¼ cup of peanut butter (I used all natural chunky)

Gently fold in:
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg

In a separate bowl whisk together:
1 ½ cups of whole wheat four
½ cup cocoa powder
½ tsp of baking soda
dash of sea salt (you can leave this out if you are using salted PB)
½ cup of splenda granulated (or 1/2 cup white sugar)

Slowly add dry to wet, set aside.

Peanut butter filling
Beat together:
2/3 cup of chunky peanut butter
1/3 cup of powdered sugar

Now is the fun part

Make little balls with the PB

Using a scoop grab some of the chocolate dough

Pop the dough into your hand

Gently press a PB ball into the center

Press the chocolate dough around the PB ball to fully cover it


Place on a silicon coated baking mat and flatten with wet fingers (otherwise everything will stick to your fingers).

Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes. CHOW!

29 chews:

Sunshinemeg said...

Now that is what I call magic! Sounds unbelievable. Printing this little gem out right now! Thanks.

Sal said...

As a general rule, I'm not the kind of guy who goes crazy for raw cookie dough, but I love the picture of the scoop of chocolate dough. I'd be tempted to devour that entire bowl. I can see why these cookies are addictive; they look phenomenal! An alternate prep using cashew butter sounds like a great idea too!

ChineseKite said...

They look so good! My 20month old loves PB and chocolate, so I have to make some of these yummies for her on the coming weekend. Thank you.

Anne said...

Wow, these look incredible! Thanks for the picture step-by-step of how to make the pb filling, too--I'm such a baking novice and would have no idea how to do it :)

Mags said...

Definitely making these and won't tell a soul about the prune puree.

Sunshine said...

Those look awesome! And thanks for hosting the jam exchange. I can't wait to send mine out this week.

Natalie said...

Looks great! I want to make these soon, PB and chocolate are the best dessert combo.

I'm looking forward to making jam this weekend! :D

I just had a delicious goat yoghurt and blueberry parfait, and now all I can say is I want some peanut butter in my chocolate cookie too!

Steph, I'm absolutely drooling. These look incredible! And healthy too. Well done!!!

Pam said...

Nice. I would like a few with ice cold milk please.

Maria said...

They look fantastic!

Jennifer said...

Surprise kids? Ohhh Im certain my husband would be surprised too!!! I LOVE this idea! Im going to make these!! Chocolate and peanut butter is one of my fav combos! :)

I love the idea of a peanut butter center surprise! Yum!

Cucinista said...

That's what I was waiting for!

Love that you gave these a healthy twist. Bet they're delish!
~Michelle

PB and chocolate are always good together.

Ann said...

Yum yum, I just had peanut butter and chocolate in my frozen yogurt and was planning on making a similar cookie but with nutella inside and hazelnut outside. Similar though. Great minds think alike:)

m.e (Cathie) said...

I love when that happens aswell! great little surpise & of course healthy too.
yummm..

Reeni♥ said...

Your so funny! Sneaking prunes into chocolate cookies! I had a prune brownie at a Chinese restaurant and it was yummy. Just like these cookies!

Emily said...

Wow, I love how dark chocolatey the dough looks! Mmm.

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMMMM,...I think it is a neat idea to use prune puree in these,...yummie looking cookies!

Nick said...

Holy moly these look good. Unfortunately I have no restraint when treats are even somewhat healthy - I treat them like food and will eat a dozen or so in no time! I really want to make these though...

stephchows said...

I knew the lure of PB and chocolate couldn't be ignored!! And for those of you scared... you really don't taste the prunes at ALL... so give um a try and surprise some kids and family members :D

Sal- that rocks... someone who doesn't eat the dough wanting to eat it, that must mean it's a good cookie!

Hannah said...

Loove this cookies! I have a similar recipe in my cookbook as well... And I've found that in the summer, they're even better if you stick them in the freezer before enjoying. ;)

Jules said...

Ohhh YUM! They look AWESOME!! Just dropping in to say hi! I am a new follower! :)

-Jules

www.mommyramblings.com

stephchows said...

Hannah- I bet your version is delicious too! Maybe next time I make them I'll use the flaxseed trick to get rid of the egg and get rid of the butter to make them vegan :)

Jules- thanks for stopping by! Nice to meet you :)

stephchows said...

Hannah- I bet your version is delicious too! Maybe next time I make them I'll use the flaxseed trick to get rid of the egg and get rid of the butter to make them vegan :)

Jules- thanks for stopping by! Nice to meet you :)

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMMMM,...I think it is a neat idea to use prune puree in these,...yummie looking cookies!

Jennifer said...

Surprise kids? Ohhh Im certain my husband would be surprised too!!! I LOVE this idea! Im going to make these!! Chocolate and peanut butter is one of my fav combos! :)

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