5 Ingredient Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

No butter, no sugar, and no flour...dates are the secret ingredient here, not only do they replace the sugar, but they make the cookies moist and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter or almond butter
  • 8 ounces pitted medjool dates (1 cup packed dates) (see notes for subs)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 8 ounces melted dark chocolate
  • roasted peanuts, for topping (optional)

Preparation

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the peanut butter, dates, and vanilla. Pulse until well combined and no large chunks of dates remain. Add the egg and pulse to combine. Roll the dough 14-15 balls and place on the prepared baking sheet. Using a fork, gently press down on each dough ball to flatten and create a cross hatch pattern. Transfer to the oven and bake for 9-10 minutes. It's important not to over bake these cookies, so set a timer!

3. Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool. To make dipping easier, freeze the cookies for 10-15 minutes. Then drizzle or dip the cookies in chocolate and sprinkle with peanuts. Eat...or let the chocolate harden and store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Enjoy!


LOVE this balanced indulgence cookie recipe!

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A few notes.

I use organic, salted peanut butter that has no added oil or sugars. Just be sure whatever you are using is salted. If it’s not salted, make sure to add a pinch of salt to the dough.

If your dates are feeling dry, soak them in warm water for fifteen minutes or so to plump them up again. Drain the water off before using.

As for your chocolate, mine was only seventy-two percent dark. I could have definitely used a darker bar, but I just didn’t have any hand. You can use whatever percent chocolate you’d like. Milk, semi-sweet, or extra, extra dark, it all works. Just depends how healthy…ish you want to be.

Most important tip? Do not over bake these cookies…always under bake. Guys, there is no butter, no sugar, and no flour, if you over bake you are going to get a dry, burnt tasting cookie, and that’s not good. So set a timer when you put these in the oven and watch closely.

 

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