Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Peanut Butter Cups with Nutella

This recipe combines 2 of my favourite snacks - peanut butter and nutella. When I saw it on Barbara Bake's blog I knew I had to make it and that it would be extremely delicious and I was not wrong! The smell alone is enough to make your mouth water. It was delightfully crunchy with the right amount of peanut butter and the added lovely richness of nutella. Heaven on a plate :) Don't ask how many of these cups I ate! I did manage to share some... believe it or not and everyone loved it too! 

 peanut butter dough 

 I used the end of my rolling pin to make the indents 

 filled with yummy nutella 

 Would you like a bite? :) 

170g flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
113g butter
150g light brown sugar (I reduced amount of sugar from the original recipe)
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy but you can use smooth as well)

  • Sift the dry ingredients and set aside. 
  • Cream butter and sugar using the paddle attachment of an electric mixer. 
  • Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
  • Add peanut butter and continue beating on low speed. 
  • Add the sifted dry ingredients and beat until just blended. 
  • Cover dough with clingfilm and chill until firm  (I skipped this step as I was too impatient and it turned out fine).
  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Roll dough into 1.5 inch balls.
  • Place each ball in a cup of a greased mini muffin tin.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are browned and crackled, the centres will not be completely set. 
  • Make a small deep well in the centre of the cookie while the dough is still warm (I used the end of a rolling pin). 
  • Fill with Nutella while still warm - it will melt and spread easily.


  1. I'm so glad you loved these as much as we did. Yours look irresistible. I definitely want a bite!

  2. Oh wow! What a treat! I love the last picture where you can see that chocolate spread everywhere

  3. How delicious! These look gorgeous- I wish I could grab a few from my screen!

  4. hehe I'm getting so many "signs" that I need to make these Nutella recipes as I keep seeing delicious ones like these! Isn't Barbara great? She's my American mum! :D

  5. I have been on a total nutella fixation lately, so these are right up my alley! YUM!
    *kisses* HH

  6. Oh Wow! These look amazing!! The peanut butter/Nutella combination is really wonderful! I made some homemade peanut butter cups without flour using that combo and they really turned out great. I know everyone must have went nuts over yours! You did a great job! :)

  7. these look like heaven, i would lov one of these so much right now!

  8. yum. I am now drooling over the sight of soft, runny nutella

  9. Oh, something else I can bake. Thanks :) These look DEVINE.

  10. I had three... All I'll say is YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. I love the pictures of your Peanut Butter Nutella Cup recipe. I will definately give these a try, then get back to you. I do some consulting for where they offer some some wonderful Peanut Butter Nutella Cups from their boutique kitchen.
    I am hunting around for a few Peanut Butter Cup recipes to add to our website blog so I will definately give yours a try.

    Thanks again for the recipe.


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