Chocolate Cookie Cups

I have a super delicious new 3-ingredient recipe for you. I’m kind of excited. It’s also one of the easiest ever, but it will impress your friends, I promise. But I’m getting ahead of myself. This weekend had so much adventure, I can hardly blog about it all.

Saturday afternoon, we had a Virginia Bloggers meet up at Kabab Grille. I ate way too much food, because it was absolutely amazing. I knew nothing about Pakistani food, but since we tried it at the Vegetarian Festival, and the people we’re super friendly, we decided it would be a great place to have a meet up!

Bloggers are such a fun bunch, I love them! It was so nice to official “meet” so many bloggers that I feel like I already know!

The food was delicious, and I can’t tell you how awesome the service was. They just kept bringing us dishes to try! Since they have a lunch buffet, it’s a great way to check out a lot of different types of food. They explained each dish to us so we knew what we were having. I loved the chickpeas, and the zucchini dish was similar to what they served at the Vegetarian Festival, which I had been obsessing about! It was so tasty!

For a full recap on the meet up, check out my post on!

Sunday afternoon was the annual Carytown Watermelon Festival, which means there are tons of people eating watermelon and trying to stay cool in the heat. Always a good time!

The watermelon was good, and we also got a bag of kettle corn which was quite delicious. It was dreadfully hot though, so we stayed just long enough to say hello to Brian, Leney, and Larissa, and then we headed back to my house to get water!

Now about those cookie cups…

Despite the craziness of the weekend, I did take a few minutes to whip up the easiest dessert ever. And that’s saying something, considering most of my recipes are super easy.

Cookie Cups

Makes about 8 cups

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Cookie Butter (or Biscoff Spread)
  • Pinch of sea salt

Ready for how easy this is? It’s kind of ridiculous. Melt your chocolate in the microwave, stirring frequently so it doesn’t burn. Line a mini muffin tin with mini muffin liners. Drop 1 tsp of chocolate into each cup. Top with 1 tsp of cookie butter. Top with a remaining tbsp of chocolate. Sprinkle a tiny bit of sea salt on each one. I promise, the sea salt makes all the difference. Pop it in the freezer for about an hour, or until hardened. Whip out some homemade chocolate like you spent all day in the kitchen. Wham. Obviously, you could do this with peanut butter, but cookie butter is just so much fun.

What did you do this weekend?


  1. Yum! This looks delicious! Imagine how fun it would be to make peanut butter cups, cookie cups (and maybe another version), tumble them all into a bowl and have yourself a cup russian roulette!

  2. I love sea salt on chocolate! Excellent idea to sprinkle it on these cookie cups πŸ™‚ It always looks like you have so much fun at your blogger meet ups! It is incredible how many of you there are πŸ™‚

  3. Great to meet everyone too! Thanks for organizing!

  4. So, I’m unfamliar with cookie butter. Is that yet another thing you get a Trader Joe’s?

  5. Pakistani food is really amazing – I love all the spices and dipping and legumes *yum*!

    And funny, I made up pretty similar PB Cups once – Just added some coconut oil, and used crunchy PB. But really – they are a quite endengared species in my fridge πŸ™‚

  6. How fun! I’d love to meet other local bloggers in person also! I’m actually excited about an event called dishcrawl that I’ll be attending soon! Looking forward to meeting other local foodies ;).
    Watermelon festival sounds soo refreshing! I would’ve had to run to the restroom around the clock..but I’m willing to deal with that.. more watermelon please!

    And yes!! Remember how I encountered a jar of Biscoff Spread last week? Well, I’ve just been licking it straight from my finger..Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  7. Oh that looks delish. I recently discovered cookie butter, but haven’t bought any yet – I’m not sure I’ll have enough control if it is in my apartment! πŸ™‚
    I love that you guys have “blogger” meet ups. I wish we did something like that in the Boston area.

  8. I love how easy your recipes are! I also love that man’s beard.

  9. Oh good lord those would be dangerous. I’m trying to stay away from cookie butter (damn sugar content), but I think if I just had *one* of these, I’d be okay πŸ™‚

  10. OMG I’m totally pinning this Cookie Cup recipe! I’ve been looking for something quick and easy to do with Cookie Butter. I’m starting to feel a little guilty just spooning it straight out of the jar πŸ˜‰

  11. The cookie cups look so good! Yum! Looks like you had a great time at the meet up!

  12. I’ve been dying to try Trader Joe’s Speculoos cookie butter (they have placed it literally *everywhere* in the store) and this is the perfect excuse. Thanks, Liz!

  13. It was great seeing you on Saturday, Liz! Thanks again for organizing the meet-up. I loved Kabab Grille, and I can’t wait to go back with Matt!

  14. Those cookie cups look fantastic!! So bummed I missed Kabab Grille. Looks like a lot of fun

  15. Aaaand I need to make these right now

  16. Nice. I love a decadent three-ingredient recipe!!! I have had such positive experiences meeting some Denver bloggers! πŸ™‚

  17. I’m so sad I missed the Kabab Grille meet-up – just had way too much going on. I need to get out to short pump soon and check it out.

    Hopefully we can go for a run sometime this week!!

  18. Your cookie cups sound DEADLY!!!!! Oh my gosh — if only I had dark chocolate chips on hand…. Once I do, I know what I’ll be wanting to make. πŸ˜‰

  19. cookies look great!

  20. i have not yet tried this cookie butter – what am i doinggggggggg?!?! these sound so simple and SO good. oh ps, tio pablo next week? πŸ˜‰

  21. you mean 3 ingredients is all that stands between me and these cookie cups? i’m in.

  22. Chelsea Eats Treats says:

    Yummm these look amazing! I’m sorry I couldn’t make it for the blogger meet up this weekend πŸ™ It’s just so annoyingly far away…

  23. Wow those cookie cups look so wonderfully yummy! I am going to have to give them a try for sure!

  24. These look freakin’ awesome!! So glad you shared πŸ™‚ AND glad you had fun this weekend… love meet ups!

  25. These sound so simple – thanks for posting. I was actually at Trader Joe’s this morning and almost bought some Cookie Butter but I decided against it since I can’t seem to keep it around the house long enough πŸ™‚ Self control and cookie butter don’t go hand and hand in my house πŸ™‚

  26. SO great to see you on Saturday…if only we had had more time to really catch up. Next time, m’dear. πŸ™‚ [And thanks for writing the recap post…]

    Maybe I should make Nutty Butter cups?

  27. (Packaging changed slightly too with the new “get dirty” writing on the label).


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