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a stack of three vegan caramel cookie dough cups with a bite taken out of the top cup

No Bake Caramel Cookie Dough Cups

  • Author: Kaylie Grace
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Caramel cookie dough cups are one of the BEST easy no bake desserts. Soft, chewy, and healthy edible cookie dough surrounds a salted caramel sauce in the center. They are vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free, and can be made keto or paleo. Everyone loves this sweet treat!


Ingredients

Scale

Cookie Dough

Caramel

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp melted coconut oil

Topping (optional)

  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips, melted
  • Flaky salt

Instructions

  1. Prepare cookie dough: Add almond flour, cashew butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt to a bowl. Mix together until evenly combined. Then, fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  2. Prepare caramel: Add peanut butter, maple syrup, and melted coconut oil to a bowl. Mix together for about 2 minutes, or until smooth and creamy. It is important to keep mixing; the caramel will thicken as air is incorporated while stirring.
  3. Assemble: Divide the cookie dough among 6 slots in a silicone muffin pan. If you do not have a silicone pan, line a regular muffin tin with muffin liners. Press the cookie dough across the bottom of the pan. Then, press a tablespoon into the center to create a well. Pour the caramel sauce into the well.
  4. Chill: Chill the caramel cookie dough cups in the freezer for 10 minutes or until the caramel sets.
  5. Decorate (optional): If desired, remove the cups from the freezer and drizzle melted chocolate on top. Add a sprinkle of flaky salt. Enjoy!
  6. Store: Store the caramel cookie dough cups in the refrigerator or freezer. They will keep for 1 week in the refrigerator and up to 3 months in the freezer.

Notes

  • I strongly recommend using cashew butter for the cookie dough, as it creates a more authentic cookie dough flavor. You can easily create homemade cashew butter. However, peanut butter will also work well.
  • Nutrition information will vary depending on the ingredients used. These cups are BIG, so if you want a lower calorie treat, I recommend creating 12 smaller cups instead of 6 larger cups.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 440
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Fat: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 13g

Keywords: easy no bake desserts, edible vegan cookie dough, healthy cookie dough cups