Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillows



Happy Birthday to my Brother in Law, Steve!

Steve just so happens to be smitten with my baked goods, so every birthday I spoil him with a new vegan treat to enjoy.

I’ve been meaning to make these Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillows by Isa & Terry for a very long time now!


I think I was a bit intimidated by the process of making these cookies. Stuffing a peanut butter ball into a cookie didn’t exactly sound fool proof (and trust me, I can mess up the easiest things at times!), but these cookies have been so well reviewed on other blogs I knew it couldn’t be that difficult.

It turns out that it is fool proof! So fool proof in fact, I would go as far to say that these would be really fun to make with kids.


I’ll show you the step by step process to show you just how easy it is!

You start off by making your chocolate dough and your peanut butter dough. I mixed both by hand. When the chocolate dough got stiff, I got in there with my hands and kneaded it together. Sometimes, you gotta get dirty in the kitchen!


Umm excuse me sir, that’s not dirt in my nails, it’s chocolate dough…duh.

Break your peanut butter dough ball in half.


Break each half in half again and then break each quarter into 6 pieces (as even as possible):


This simply makes it easier to get even pieces.

Roll in hands until smooth:


Repeat for the other 3 quarters:


I ended up making 25 balls instead of 24 because that’s just how it worked out. And I obviously wanted an extra cookie!

Grab a chunk of dough (about a heaping tablespoon) and place it in your palm. With your other palm, flatten and press the dough until you have a large thin disc like so:


Place a PB ball in the middle of the disc:


Wrap it up (the dough may crack a bit but not to worry!)


And roll it in your hands until smooth:


Repeat for the rest!


See, fool proof.


You may be tempted to do this…


and you wouldn’t be alone. You may debate whether baking is even necessary. Then you remember these are not for you. Doh!

Bake at 350F for 10 minutes exactly.

Excuse me cookie, is that a PB ball or are you just happy to see me?!


sorry, lame.

Yup, they look just like the picture in the cookbook! I love when that happens. They also taste just like I imagined them to- like a peanut butter ball in cookie form. Granted, they are by no means a healthy cookie, but what would a birthday be without a mild sugar coma?


Now, I face the impossible feat of ignoring these all day long. I guess I didn’t plan that one too well now did I?


Not only is it Steve’s lucky day but it’s yours because Isa posted the recipe online for all your cookie pleasure!

I made just 1 change to Isa’s recipe:

  • I used coconut oil instead of canola (I melted it first)


Click here for the cookie recipe.

May the cookie pillows be with you!

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Shannon ~ My Place In The Race November 4, 2011

Oh man, these look crazy tasty! :P


Natalie November 4, 2011

Wow. YUM!


Dawn @ Blonde on a Mission November 4, 2011

These look ridiculously good. I have made these in cupcake form and they are 100% worth the extra calories.
They look good raw too!


Heather @ Better With Veggies November 4, 2011

These really do look like they would be complicated – a great way to impress your guests, right?! :) Just in time for the holiday parties and cookie parties that I’m sure will start popping up – thanks for sharing!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 4, 2011

yes they def. look harder than they were to make!


LisaLisa November 4, 2011

Just a note. For those of us who work out/watch our fat/calorie intake, I would substitute PB2 (from Bell Plantation) which can be easily made back into PB yet without all the crazy fat normal PB has
PB2 – 45 calories 3 grams of fat for 2 TBL
regular PB – 200 calories 17 grams of fat for 2 TBL

that is the difference


rachel November 4, 2011

i love these, i make them every year and give them away at christmas :)


Ami @ parsnips and pears November 4, 2011

oh wow I HAVE to try these. I hope I can actually make them into those little pillows before just eating handfuls of the dough by itself :s.


Carolyn @ November 4, 2011

Excuse me cookie, is that a PB ball or are you just happy to see me?!

BWAHAHA! Saucy! :D

Those look so dang good….I might have to bake up a batch (along with the pumpkin muffins and berry bran muffins I already got planned!) this weekend!

Happy Friday!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 4, 2011

Happy baking!


Antonia November 4, 2011

Wow, these look incredible. I’m definitely making them soon.


Magen November 4, 2011

That’s one of my favorite cookbooks! I haven’t made the pillows yet… but you have definitely inspired me. Have you made the rocky roads yet? They are my absolute favorite!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 4, 2011

I haven’t made much from it yet, but I hope to change that! :)


Char @ November 4, 2011

mmmmmmmmm peanut butter inside a chocolate cookie has to be one of the best ideas ever! Isa is a genuis! Great job on the cookies :)


lynn @ the actor's diet November 4, 2011

seriously wanna sleep on one of those pillows (w my mouth open)


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 4, 2011

haha :) best pillow ever


Amie Sue November 4, 2011

Oh that looks so yummy! I have a raw food site…here is a raw version for fun. :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 5, 2011



Caitlin November 4, 2011

I’m pretty sure I could just eat those pb balls straight, no choc required! Love the name of this recipe – pillow, cute!


Cindy November 4, 2011

A bit hit, but alot of work when you have a family who loves PB eating them up as soon as they are out of the oven. I’m sure the Birthday Boy enjoyed!


Caitlyn November 4, 2011

I don’t know if mine would make it to the oven!


Melissa November 4, 2011

*drooling* I would run to the kitchen right now to bake these, but I have a double batch of your chocolate chip cookies in the fridge. I WOULD be in sugar coma if I had these around too! Although I could make them and bring to work…….hmmmm……..


Mallory November 4, 2011

AHHHHHH, I made these a few days ago and..
I have no words. Seriously, and they were way easier to make than I thought they would be!
All my friends and family were so impressed. ( HOW DO YOU GET PEANUT BUTTER INSIDE THERE???)
Everybody loved them, and never even knew they were vegan. This cookbook is on my christmas list! (:


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 4, 2011


haha oh man I hope I get the same reaction. ;) I’m going to tell them it’s a secret….like Caramilk bar.


Cait's Plate November 4, 2011

I’m such a sucker for your photography that you could probably feature something completely inedible and I’d still think it was incredible. But the fact that you featured my two favorite flavors together ON TOP of your beautiful photos??? I’m speechless (and drooling) :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 4, 2011

You are too kind :)


Sarah with Veggie Kids November 4, 2011

Wow those look so good! My boys would LOVE those! You could even dust them with powdered sugar and call them a holiday cookie-yummy!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 4, 2011

That’s a fun idea!


Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well. November 4, 2011

Oh my sweet deliciousness!! These look extremely amazing!


Jenny @ Simply November 4, 2011

Wow! I think I need to start pinning more recipes in anticipation for Christmas cookie gifts. Stay strong today :)


Kiran @ November 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Steve :)

That is one delicious looking PB pillows – I don’t think it would ever get into the oven. I have a low threshold for anything that even remotely resembling to PB & Chocolate :)


Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty November 4, 2011

My husband loves you for these, and he hasn’t even tried them yet! hahah


The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh November 4, 2011

Why is it the word “pillow” when referring to food makes it good before even reading the ingredients. Then you do and say oh HECK YEAH BABY!


Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit November 4, 2011

Wow, these look amazing… and SO pillow-like. Gosh, I wish I could have peanuts. But I bet roasted cashew butter would be ridiculous in this too! Or coconut butter :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 4, 2011

sunflower seed butter would be amazing!


Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit November 4, 2011

omg you’re right. I need to make some?!


Gina @ Running to the Kitchen November 4, 2011

i just finished the last sweet in my house (a brownie) so obviously I need to make more now. Love these!


Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries November 4, 2011

Oh boy, these look so GOOD and are quite tempting to make… It doesn’t help that you make them look so easy! A peanut butter and chocolate combo is my favorite!


Tessa @ Amazing Asset November 4, 2011

You are too cute and creative Angela :) Thanks for another great recipe


kalli November 4, 2011

oh my goodness i am defnitely making these! heaven sent…thank you angela!


Liz @ Tip Top Shape November 4, 2011

Oohh this looks amazing!! And so simple!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 4, 2011

Oooh yum Ange!! I don’t think I’d be able to make it past preparing the dough…. I’d probably have it devoured in seconds!! I hope Steve has an amazing birthday!! :)


GlowingBIL November 4, 2011

Looks great Ang! I Look forward to trying one myself if you are bringing extra :)


Amanda November 4, 2011

“Umm excuse me sir, that’s not dirt in my nails, it’s chocolate dough…duh.” hahaha I’ve totally been there. :)

Thanks for the step-by-step guide! These look fantastic.


Emily November 4, 2011

Oh my goodness Angela, these look delicious!
Can’t wait to try them.


Amber K November 4, 2011

I have got to figure out a good gluten-free way to make these, because they look so heavenly!


Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 4, 2011

I think I just died. Those look like the best cookies I have ever seen. It’s like a reeses peanutbutter cup… but a cookie.


Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner November 4, 2011

Oh gosh, now I want a bed of chocolate and peanut butter and have THOSE for my pillows. :)


Julie November 4, 2011

Oh wow, these look amazing! I am definitely going to check out this recipe- I love anything with peanut butter and chocolate :) I am a huge fan of Veganomicon, so I’m sure I’d like this cookbook too.


Melody (Redhead in the Kitchen) November 4, 2011

Your “or are you just happy to see me comment”: totally not lame. Loved the writing and love the recipe! This one goes into my Christmas cookie files.


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 4, 2011

:) heh

Yes it would make a great Christmas cookie!


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