Vegan edible cookie dough is a delicious treat all on its own, but when you stuff it inside of chocolate cups, you have a no bake treat like no other! Make this gluten free, paleo-friendly, and vegan candy for a healthier chocolate snack or dessert.
If cookie dough and Reese’s cups had a baby, they’d create this (above). Just kidding. Kinda. But in all seriousness, this vegan chocolate candy recipe makes me think of Reese’s cups, except that instead of peanut butter, I used almond butter. And instead of a peanut butter filling, I used edible cookie dough GASP!
Did I mention they are no bake and vegan?!
I make a LOT of no bake treats with chocolate. I mean, can you blame me? They’re easy to make, vegan, gluten free, and well, they include CHOCOLATE. ‘Nuff said.
A couple of my faves are No Bake Chocolate Cashew Fig Bars and No Bake Chocolate Covered Cookie Truffles. I also have these caramelized banana almond butter cups. They require just a wee bit of cooking, but worth it!
But seriously, if I have to choose just ONE favorite healthier treat, edible cookie dough wins, hands down.
How to make vegan edible cookie dough chocolate cups
How to make vegan edible cookie dough balls
- Sift the flours together in a bowl.
- Add nut butter and maple syrup. Mix again well with wooden spoon until cookie dough texture is formed, then stir in any remaining ingredients of choice. NOTE: If the dough seems too dry, add a bit more maple syrup.
- Roll the no bake cookie dough. Roll the dough into 1 to 1.5 inch balls and place them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet or plastic tray.
- Chill. You can either refrigerate or freeze them for 20-30 minutes, just to help them set up.
How to make the chocolate cups
Before you start, line the wells of a mini muffin pan with paper liners. If you don’t have a mini muffin pan, you can make larger edible cookie dough balls and use a standard size muffin pan.
- Melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil in microwave. Just use 30-second increments until everything is melted, and be sure to stir between each 30-second increment.
- Pour chocolate into the wells of your mini muffin pan, filling each half full. You should have enough melted chocolate to fill 12 to 15 paper liners.
- Place one cookie dough ball inside of each chocolate cup.
- Freeze until set. The chocolate cups will take about 10 minutes to set up.
Can you bake no bake cookie dough?
Absolutely, because this recipe is BETTER than some of the other edible cookie dough recipes out there. Unlike those, you can actually bake this no bake cookie dough into little cookie balls!
It’s super simple to do, too.
- Place the cookie dough balls onto a cookie sheet.
- Leave them in ball form, or press them flat so they resemble a cookie.
- Pop the pan into a preheated 325 F. oven and bake your edible cookie dough for 10-12 minutes.
NOTE: Just so there is no misunderstanding, do NOT bake the cookie dough inside of the chocolate cups! Doing this will ensure that you spend your afternoon cleaning melted chocolate from the inside of your oven. 😉
Storing and freezing instructions
Keep these treats in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, being sure to wrap them or keep them in an airtight container. I don’t suggest storing them at room temperature, unless of course it’s below 40 degrees in your kitchen.
Plus, they are freezable and should keep well in the freezer for a couple of months. Just remember to thaw the frozen chocolate cups before eating them. 😉
Need more ideas for vegan desserts?
If you want something a little lighter, make some Maple Baked Pears with Whipped Cream. I have a vegan option for them, too!Print
If you’re thinking this is too good to be true, well, it’s too good but it is very much TRUE! Enjoy my friends! You’re homemade edible cookie dough cups awaits. BTW, you have been warned, these are utterly addictive.