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Peanut Butter Oreos

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Holly and I will be the first to admit that during our first year of college, our lifestyles were drastically different from what they are now. Healthy living wasn’t quite on our minds when we participated in weekend parties, stress eating and late night junk food fests with roommates.

So when Holly, Chelsea and I got together for a girls weekend last week, Holly and I were more than interested to see how Chelsea was faring with a desire for a healthy lifestyle in the midst of college life. Chelsea has recently started her Freshman year of college so we’ve been intrigued to see how she was doing without our mom’s smoothies, healthy dinners and sugar-free desserts readily available.

She reported things were going well! She’s not shy about sharing how she eats, introduces new recipes to roommates, balances out any lack of participation by sharing healthier, natural alternatives and indulges in regular treats in social settings on rare occasions.. Pretty inspiring for a college student, right?

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 As we were talking, I thought back to my unhealthy college days. I wish I had embraced Chelsea’s healthy way of eating at an earlier age. Instead, I embraced packages of Oreos in one hand and jars of creamy peanut butter in the other.

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When they came out with peanut butter flavored Oreos a few years ago, I would be lying if I said I didn’t try them and loved them. I would also be lying if I said I didn’t still crave this combination every once in a while! But this addiction could be stopped and instead- could be replaced with a sugar-free, dairy free alternative that I could love just as much.

However much I loved typical Oreos, I never loved the way they made me feel. These healthy cookies on the other hand, won’t cause any complaints. If I can be happy with these healthier homemade peanut butter Oreos, anyone can!

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Peanut Butter Oreos (dairy free)
Print Recipe

Cookies:
3 Tablespoons Grape seed Oil
1/4 cup Coconut Butter
1/3 cup Coconut Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup Sugar Free Dark Chocolate
1 Large Egg
1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
1/4 cup Spelt Flour

Filling:
1/3 cup Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
1 Tablespoon Coconut Butter, melted
1/2 cup Coconut Sugar, powdered
3/4 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Sea or Pink Salt

Melt the chocolate with the coconut butter until just melted. Add the oil, coconut sugar, vanilla, egg and stir until all ingredient are well combined. Add the baking soda, salt, cocoa and flour. Mix until all combined. Roll the dough in a log,  about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the dough from the fridge and slice cookies, a quarter of an inch thick. These cookies puff up when baked, so the thinner the cookies, the more like Oreos they will be. Mold and shape the cookies into perfect circles and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake the cookies for 6-7 minutes. Remove from the pan and allow the cookie to cool completely before frosting. While the cookies bake, whip up the filling.

For the filling, add the melted coconut butter to the peanut butter and mix well to combine. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until smooth and creamy. Add a nice dollop of filling on the cooled cookies and top with a second chocolate cookie for a homemade peanut butter Oreo.

Makes 11-12 Oreo cookie sandwiches

Inspiration from Half Baked

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12 comments

  1. I didn’t even know that Oreos made peanut butter ones……where have I been!? I’m sure these are 100% better!

  2. Sounds delicious, but I do not have coconut butter or spelt flour. Would an equal substitution of regular dairy butter and wheat flour work the same for these? Thanks!

    • Yes, those substitutions would work fine. Since wheat flour is a heavier flour, you’ll want to decrease the amount for that by about a tablespoon or so. Also, you could sub out the oil and coconut butter for all butter if you’d like. Thanks!

  3. Yum! I love making these kinds of things at home, but I’m impressed with how perfectly round yours came out! Whenever I make stuff like this at home they look a fair bit less proper than the storebought version lol.

  4. Your post has the best timing! Just yesterday I ran into the store with my boyfriend so he could get some sandwich stuff. I really had no reason to be in the store so I starred at a huge Oreo display for a solid 5 minutes, trying to talk myself out of buying them. Glad I didnt buy them and glad I now have this recipe!

  5. LOVE any kind of oreo and peanut butter situation, these look delicious!

  6. Art. Pure art, I tell ya! I need these in my life.

  7. ooh waw! These home-made oreo cookies with that luscious coconut sugar PB filling look amazing, splendid & apart too! :) So appetizing looking as well!

  8. These choc sandwiches look great. They will go great with some ginger snap sandwiches that i make. Thanks for a great recipe

  9. This is my ultimate weakness. I love peanut butter oreos. Gonna make these tonight!

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