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Nutella Peanut Butter Cookies

This is a cup of Nutella.


Cup-o’-tella.  You’re welcome.

These are cookies that are basically Nutella and peanut butter smashed together and baked until super fudgy and juuust barely crispy on the edges.

bite sized

You’re welcome.

This is peanut butter glaze.


You’re welcome.

You know those times when you just need a cookie?  As in…right now?  It should be warm.  It should involve chocolate.  And it should be right. now.


I’ve had that.  My roommates and I once went on a failed 10 PM adventure to get some fresh baked cookies…or at least cookies we could warm up! We thought baking would take too long.


Really…baking would have been much quicker and much less disappointing.  At least it was fun?  Right Jenn? Erika?


Anyway, if I had known about these cookies at that point in my life things would have been much different.  These come together, mixing and baking, in 15 minutes NO JOKE.  (Unless you do the freezing step..then it’s more like 20…I think you’re still going to be ok.)


Plus it’s Nutella and peanut butter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Do it.  Right now.  Go.


Attach this recipe to your jar of homemade Nutella for a nice gift! Just make sure to include a spoon.  Realistically, the Nutella may not ever make it to cookie status.

*Entirely too many cookies were eaten in the creation of this blog post.

Don’t judge..join.



❤ Ellen

P.S.  Just saying:





Peanut butter glaze.  Not at all necessary.  But…kinda necessary.

K now GO. I’m timing you.

❤ ❤

Nutella Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe adapted from Ambitious Kitchen

1 cup Nutella

2 tablespoons peanut butter

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon flour

**I should note that I used both homemade Nutella and homemade peanut butter.  The consistency of my homemade versions may throw off the recipe a bit.  It shouldn’t be too different but you may need less flour.  Use your best judgement and let me know if it works out for you/how you adjusted!

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all ingredients except flour in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.

2.  Slowly add flour until it looks like dough instead of Nutella.  It will pull away from the sides when you stir but it will still be sticky

3.  If you want to make it easier to work with, pop the whole thing in the freezer for about 20 minutes.

4.  Pull off about 1 tablespoon of dough at a time and roll into a ball.  Place on prepared baking sheet, leaving about 1 inch between cookies

5. Bake 9 minutes, let cool, drizzle and enjoy!

Peanut Butter Glaze

The peanut butter glaze is just a standard powdered sugar/milk glaze with a spoonful of peanut butter stirred in. Do it!

Recipe makes 20, 1 tablespoon-size cookies


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Secret Ingredient Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fix

That title is how I got around sending out an e-mail with the title “Date Balls.”

That’s a ticket straight to the spam folder if I ever saw one.  So…hey, inbox.  Nice to see you (I hope).

Ok, I know you’re thinking this is weird.

It’s not weird.  At all.  I promise. It’s good.  Reeeaaally good.

I’ve seen these things everywhere with every different flavor and add-in you can imagine…

..except this one.

Turns out I’m happiest with just 3 ingredients:

1.  Dates.

2. Chocolate.

3. Peanut Butter. (Also peanuts for some crunch..same thing)

Might as well be a peanut butter brownie.

And I might as well be in heaven.

And also slightly ball-shaped from eating WAYYYYY too many of these.  Good thing they’re nutritious?  Or something?



❤ Ellen

P.S. Don’t be afraid of the dates!  They just add sweetness and let the whole mess stick together.  They seriously taste like a super fudgy peanut butter brownie.  Delicious.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Date Balls

Recipe inspired by basically every blog out there…but the “recipe” is all my own.

10 pitted mejdool dates
3 tablespoons peanut butter, maybe a tablespoon chopped peanuts if you want some crunch
2 tablespoons cocoa powder (plus extra for rolling)

1. Place the pitted dates in a food processor fitted with the blade attachment.  Pulse until the dates have been reduced to roughly pea sized pieces.

2. Add cocoa powder and peanut butter.  Pulse until combined.  ((If you want to add the peanuts throw them in at the very end and pulse just once or twice)) The mixture will look crumbly but it is ready when you can press it into ball shapes that hold together.

3. Press the mixture into whatever size ball you want.  This recipe made eight 1-inch balls.

4.  Roll in cocoa powder (or topping of your choice…crushed peanuts?)  to prevent sticking.

**These are delicious at room temperature but if you want to freeze them (which I recommend!) spread them out on a wax-paper lined baking sheet and freeze for about an hour. Once they are partially frozen you can throw them all in a bag or even individually wrap them. They’re an awesome grab and go snack or delicious sweet bite for dessert.  Feel free to experiment with flavors!


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Banana Bites

Sometimes, I just want a bite for dessert.

Just one little perfect bite to complete a delicious meal.

So….I made bites!!

I have to warn you though…they’re frozen bites.

Listen, I know it’s really cold outside.  I know ice and snow cover the trees right now.  I know this because I will officially be cold all all all the time until May and I hate hate hate hate it.

(Word repetition for emphasis.  I really mean it).

I know better than most that it is a really bad time to eat frozen things that will just complete your transformation into ice cube by chilling from the inside.

But…this is a banana, peanut butter, chocolate situation.

It’s warmth for your heart.

Sometimes, we make exceptions.

This is a banana. Chunked.

This is a banana and peanut butter.

That’s quite the stylish hairdo you’ve got there, banana.

A peanut butter hat AND a chocolatey plunge into dreamy silky chocolate drippy deliciousness?

Some guys have all the luck.

aaaaand FREEZE!

Now go have a bite.

The banana gets so creamy it might as well be ice cream.  With crunchy peanut butter these remind me of those Snickers ice cream bars!


❤ Ellen

Banana Bites

Recipe from pictures on pinterest.  I found a recipe AFTER I did this here and it’s pretty much exactly what I did.

A banana or two

Some peanut butter

Some chocolate chips (about 1/2 cup)

some milk (about 1/4 cup)

1. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper…that’s where you’ll put your drippy bites so it’s good to be prepared

2. Slice bananas into little medallions..how thick depends on how much banana you want in each bite.  Mine were about 1/2 inch to and inch

3. Spoon a bit of peanut butter on top of each banana slice.  Again..how much is entirely up to you.  Don’t go too crazy, though.  It should still fit within the area of a banana slice =)

4. Put the chocolate chips and milk in the container you’re going to use for dipping.  Deep-ish is good because you want to get the whole banana bit in there and completely covered.  Microwave in 10-15 second increments until the chips easily combine with the milk.  Mine was ready in 30 seconds

5.  One by one, place each banana/peanut butter slice on a fork (so that the excess chocolate can run off) and somehow cover it with the chocolate/milk mixture.  You can spoon chocolate over the banana, dip the fork in, or just drop the banana in there and fish it out with a fork.  Not gonna lie…that’s what I did.

6. Arrange on the wax-lined cookie sheet and freeze overnight or until they’re little frozen bites of heaven.  Remove from the sheet and store in the freezer in an airtight container.


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