Peanut butter Cadbury C0ookie Cups are perfect for an Easter treat!
Gluten Free too!
It’s only one week to Easter…are you getting ready? If you are looking for an easy but impressive Easter dessert to bring to your family get together then these cookie cups might be it. Or maybe you just want an excuse to eat more Cadbury mini eggs. I mean they do only come around once a year right? Don’t you love how I justify every dessert I make?
These cookie cups are pretty simple to make. I started with a flourless peanut butter cookie. So if you are a gluten free gal (or guy), you are going to love these. The cookies are great on their own. I decided to make them into little cookie cups. I used my mini cupcake pan and this tart shaper. The tart shaper makes quick work of turning these cookies into little cups. They tend to puff up in the oven, just give them a gentle press again when they come out of the oven.
While they are baking, it’s time to whip up some ganache. Have you ever made ganache? It sounds so fancy, but so isn’t. My usual go to ganache recipe is simply pouring heated heavy cream over chocolate chips. I was out of heavy cream unfortunately, so I made a skinny ganache instead. Nothing wrong with saving a few calories right? My ganache was made with just a little bit of butter and skim milk.
So this Easter, what desserts have you whipped up with Cadbury Mini Eggs. Here are few more I found while poking around the internet…
More Cadbury Egg Desserts To Check Out:
Cadbury Mini Egg Blondies By Chef In Training
Cadbury Mini Egg Layer Cake – By The Gunny Sack
Milk Chocolate Cadbury Mini Egg Blondies – By Bakeaholic Mama
Cadbury Mini Egg Muffins – By Crazy for Crust
Cadbury Egg Cookies – by Our Best Bites
TO MAKE THESE COOKIE CUPS YOU WILL NEED
- Mini Muffin Tin– i love these mini muffin tins for desserts, mini quiches, you name it!
- Tart shaper – this little handy dandy tool from Pampered Chef is awesome for making these cookie cups and any little tarts that you want to make
- Medium Saucepan – this is used to make your ganache which is so simple to make
- Stand mixer or hand mixer– either will work but you are going to need one of them!
Happy Baking everyone!
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- For the ganache
- 1 bag of chocolate chips, milk or dark
- 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
- 1/3 cup milk (I used skim)
- Garnish: Mini Cadbury Mini Eggs
- 1) Preheat your oven to 350°F. Prepare two mini-muffin pans by lightly spraying with cooking spray.
- 2) Beat the peanut butter, sugar, baking soda, and salt at medium speed of your mixer, until well-blended.
- 3) Add the egg and vanilla, and blend on low-medium speed until incorporated.
- 4) Scoop the dough by the tablespoonful into each cupcake well. Using a tart shaper or your hands, press the dough into the well along the bottom and along the sides.
- 5) Bake the cookies for 6 to 8 minutes. Remove them from the oven, and cool right in the cupcake pan. The cups may puff up in the oven, just simply press down the middles if they do.
- 6) For the ganache, put the chocolate chips in a bowl. Heat the milk and butter in a saucepan over low until hot but not boiling. Pour the heated milk and butter over the chocolate chips. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then stir until smooth.
- 7) Once the cookie cups have cooled, fill each cup with chocolate ganache. Top with Cadbury mini eggs.