Peanut Butter Fudge Cookie Cups

Peanut Butter Fudge Cookie Cupcakes

I have to take a break from all the fall stuff, everyone. I mean, pumpkin and apple and spice are all super nice, but my peanut butter and chocolate fiend self has been begging for satisfaction.

You know that I can only go so long without my fix. So this weekend, I thunked a jar of peanut butter and a package of milk chocolate chips on the counter. Then I stared at them for a while, just contemplating. After a few minutes, I knew what I had to do.

Peanut Butter Fudge Cookie Cupcakes

Suddenly, the shrieks of my children quieted in the background as I made fudge. The messy house faded away as my trusty mixer churned peanut butter frosting. It was a beautiful moment. And in the end, I had these cookie cups. Big ones.

Peanut Butter Fudge Cookie Cupcakes

Usually cookie cups are small, made with mini-muffin tins. But I wasn’t in the mood to go mini. I wanted a regular-sized muffin tin. So here’s the breakdown of these. You ready?

Peanut Butter Fudge Cookie Cupcakes

The bottom layer is a peanut butter cookie with chocolate chips from NestlΓ©’s newer frozen cookie dough, which I defrosted before baking. Any peanut butter cookie dough will work, but you have to bake it first. Then I made fudge and layered it on the cookie. And finally, I piped on a whole lotta peanut butter frosting. A lot.

Peanut Butter Fudge Cookie Cupcakes

This one’s a winner, in case you couldn’t tell already. It’s one thing to have frosting on top of cake. It’s an entirely different affair to have frosting on top of fudge. Nothing to hate. It’s magic.

Peanut Butter Fudge Cookie Cupcakes

Take a break from fall-themed treats (just for today, folks) and treat yourself to some PB and chocolate!

Peanut Butter Fudge Cookie Cups


12 Nestle-brand frozen peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough mounds (or other brand)
1 package milk chocolate chips
14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk (I used fat-free)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup shortening, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Place a refrigerated cookie dough mound in each muffin space. Bake for 15-17 minutes until golden and set.
  3. While the cookies are baking, make the fudge. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir the mixture until smooth. Add the vanilla and stir again.
  4. Pour the fudge mixture evenly over the baked cookies, being sure to fill each muffin liner to the top.
  5. Chill the cupcakes for 2 hours until the fudge is set.
  6. Remove the muffin tin from the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature.
  7. Using the paddle attachment on your mixer, cream the butter and shortening with the peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and mix again. It will be thick. Pour in the milk and allow the paddle to run for about 5 minutes.
  8. Fill a piping bag with the frosting and your chosen tip. Pipe the frosting liberally onto each cookie cup.
  9. Allow the frosting to set. Store in an airtight container.




I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    These cookie cups definitely look like they would cure my peanut butter cravings! I love the layer of fudge and the buttercream on top. And even better that you baked them in a regular sized muffin tin. More is always better in my book! Looks delicious, Mir!
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    1. Mir

      More is better when dessert is involved, Gayle! I think mini muffins can be kind of stingy.

  2. Michele @ Two Raspberries

    these look amazing and SO pretty! I love cookies, and topped with chocolate YUM!!! perfection!
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    1. Mir

      They were kind of irresistible, which is not always a good thing for me! But I loved them.

  3. Mira

    I was missing peanut butter ! These cups look extremely delicious and I love the way you decorated them! Peanut butter and chocolate are the best!
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    1. Mir

      Aw, thanks, Mira! I was missing it too. πŸ™‚

  4. Heather

    That is serious! I love it!
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    1. Mir

      Ha! I am always very serious, Heather!

  5. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Oh yum! I actually only tried peanut butter fudge for the first time a few weeks ago. But on a cupcake? Ever better!
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    1. Mir

      Fudge = Awesome. Fudge + Cookie Cups = Perfection! Thanks, Dannii!

  6. Jess @ whatjessicabakednext

    These cookie cups look absolutely lush! Cannot wait to try the recipe out, bookmarking!

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Jess! They are a bit lush. But I like that!

  7. Tash

    Hahaha I love the opening line! Tonight I have been CRAVING brownies! But I thought to myself: “NO, no no – it’s pumpkin season and I need to bake something pumpkin!” Then I was like, no. I want brownies. And I want peanut butter spread on them. These look like they would be the perfect halfway! I love the cross section – those layers are so perfect!
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    1. Mir

      Don’t cave into pressure, Tash! We need to keep the PB/chocolate going when the world is pumpkin!

  8. Renee @ Two in the Kitchen

    Oh my heavens, these cookie cups look triple good! First I love cookie cups, second, I love fudge, and third, you went and covered these in peanut butter frosting! I am in heaven!!! πŸ™‚
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    1. Mir

      We think exactly the same way, Renee! Never too much of any of this stuff!

  9. Danielle

    Holy cow these look incredible! This is a peanut butter and chocolate lovers dream. Amazing, Mir!
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    1. Mir

      It was definitely my kind of dessert, Danielle!

  10. Aimee @ ShugarySweets

    Heavenly. Love all the layers to these cookie cups!!!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Aimee! I had to try putting fudge in there!

  11. Manali @ CookWithManali

    Ahh thanks for the peanut butter, I was beginning to miss it! these look super cute! πŸ™‚
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    1. Mir

      Ha! Thanks, Manali. I was missing it, too!

  12. Ashley @ ashleymarieskitchen

    Yum! Those cookie cups look amazing. I love that thick layer of fudge πŸ™‚ Pinned!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks for the pin, Ashley! I can almost never resist fudge. Aw heck, I never can!

  13. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Ahhhh! These look amazing! Peanut butter is good, peanut butter FUDGE is even better, and cookie cups? Everything here is obsessively delicious looking πŸ™‚
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Medha! I am so happy you approve!

  14. Isadora @ She Likes Food

    OMG! There are almost no words for these! That frosting and that fudge just look so amazing! I wish I could sink my teeth into one of these babies right now πŸ™‚
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  15. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    Wowza Mir! You know how much I love my peanut butter and chocolate πŸ™‚ These cookie cups are outrageous!
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    1. Mir

      I do know, Trish! I wish I could send you some!

  16. Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

    Oh my word, those are fantastic. I’m a huge fan of Reese’s peanut butter cups and these would certainly quench my craving for them. There not that well known here in the UK and can be rather pricy. This has been featured as one of my favourites over at Sweet and Savoury Sunday. Stop by, grab a button and link up again with us this week. Have a great day!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks for the feature, Laura! I’m so sad to learn that they mark up the cost of PB cups in the UK. What a shame!

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