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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TeenyLittleSuperChef November 4, 2011

Holy hot damn of chocolately peanut buttery awesome-ness! I almost licked my computer screen after seeing these beautiful gems. I must get my hands on this cookbook ASAP so I can make these too. I better make sure to have other people around though, or I have a feeling I would eat the whole dang batch. But wait, peanut butter and chocolate are good for you, so that would actually be okay. I would be improving my health, right?


TeenyLittleSuperChef November 4, 2011

Oh, der. I just saw that you posted a link to the recipe. No need to buy the cookbook! Woohoo!


Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles November 4, 2011

Yummy! My two favourites all ‘rolled’ up in one! I think I will have to try these with Peabutter as my boy’s are allergic to peanuts.
What about a dried strawberry right in the middle as an added sweet surprise? You could even dress them up with a dot of vanilla icing with a dried cherry on the top! What a versatile cookie! Thanks for sharing!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 4, 2011


I was thinking some strawberry jam would be amazing in the middle of the PB ball!


Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles November 4, 2011

Most definately! The possibilities seem endless…


Olya November 4, 2011

Oh wow! Thank you so much for posting this! I have seen it in a book and was intimidated to make it as well. I’m off to make it now. Thanks!


Diana @ frontyardfoodie November 4, 2011

Oh my goodness, I’m drooling. Those look amazing.


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 4, 2011

These look so good! I love how PUFFY they are and that they stay puffy like that! Whenever I try to make stuffed cookies, they tend to deflate. I love how cute and puffy these stayed.

And the combo…chocolate AND Pb in one cookie….perfect!!


Hayley @ Oat Couture November 4, 2011

Oooh yum! You can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter!! :) I made peanut butter cups today and I have definitely overindulged… it’s not even my birthday! Oops! ;)


lindsay November 4, 2011

i could easily drool on these “pillows.” Good thing they are edible. hehe. Happy Friday.


kathleen @ the daily crumb November 4, 2011

i love these! almost like a sophisticated reese’s :) you really can never go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate.


Alexia @ NamasteYoga November 4, 2011

oh these look heavenly! i used to love reeses in the US and these are definitely a better healthyfied version! MUST recreate!


Shady November 4, 2011

Holy crap am I excited to try these. Made them during my study break and will eat them all weekend to fuel more studying. Thanks for the awesome recipe!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 4, 2011

These look incredible! I thought I was going to have to go out and buy the book to make these, so I’m glad she posted the recipe online. But I may have to buy the book anyways, if the rest of her recipes are as good as these cookies!


char @ char on a mission November 4, 2011

This is genius!!!! Steve’s one lucky brother-in-law. If I were you, I’d probably give him one and then pretend like rest didn’t turnout somehow :P


Esen November 4, 2011

This looks amazing, can’t wait to try it!!



Bethany November 4, 2011

lol! I love your jokes! Wish I could eat peanut butter… Maybe I’ll give it whirl with sun butter. I’ll let you know if I do and how it turns out :0)


Molly @ RDexposed November 4, 2011

I love this concept!


Becca November 4, 2011

I made my fiance PB cups for his birthday this year. Next year I’ll have to make him these!


jenna November 4, 2011

Mmmm! I’d use coconut oil too. I wonder how pumpkin puree could be infused into that centre!? Since I can never break apart dough into similar sized pieces, I always use a tool that I think is for either melon balling or making truffles. My cookies are always perfectly sized.


Jessica @ Chockohlawtay November 4, 2011

These look so fudgey! It’s obvious that there’s a surprise in that cookie, but a peanut butter surprise!! Oh my goodness.


Elle November 4, 2011

oh yes, I have made these. A bit hit. Hope your BIL likes them.

They are really quite fool proof!


kaila@ healthy helper blog! November 4, 2011

PEANUT BUTTER>>>>CHOCOLATE>>>>> PILLOWS!?!?!?!? ZOMG! These look like heaven!


Andrea November 4, 2011

OMG! Now I know what I’m doing on a rainy Sunday afternoon!
Probably eating about half of those delightful cookies raw!
NOM! :)


Kari @ bite-sized thoughts November 4, 2011

Oh goodness. Now I want these as a post-breakfast snack :P They look amazing!


Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl November 5, 2011

I love Isa site, recipes and cookbooks. And i love peanute butter and chocolate. Your pics make me want to run to my kitchen and make them… Or just reach through the screen and grab one. ;)
Nice job! Glad they are fool proof.


Kris | November 5, 2011

WOW!!!! Lucky Man Steve!!! I love peanut butter and chocolate….but how would an added smear of jam taste with these bad boys??? YUM!!!!!

What a fun idea these are :)



Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers November 5, 2011

I have been searching all night for a perfect cookie with chocolate and peanut butter and I opened my e-mail and there it is! Thank you! Going to try these this morning!!


Alyssa (Down To Earth) November 5, 2011

Oh my gosh, too funny – I just marked that exact recipe in my Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar book on Thursday! I hope to make them this weekend :) With the way yours turned out, now I’m ready to bake – they look delicious!


Stef November 5, 2011

I’m eating breakfast & just saw this post of the cookies…& it makes me want to through out this cereal & get started making these AMAZING DELICIOUS looking cookies!


osgmom November 5, 2011

How I managed to overlook this recipe in my copy of Vegan Cookies by Isa is a mystery ??? considering PB and chocolate are my two all time favourite combos :) Thanks so much for posting the step by step instructions which is always so helpful. I’ll be making a lot of these for Christmas. HBD to Steve!


Katrina November 5, 2011

Mmm these sound sooo yummy!


Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco November 5, 2011

Congragulations on the win, Mrs. Best Veg Blog and Best Overall Blog! We miss you. ;)


Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel November 5, 2011

THESE ARE OUTSTANDING! anything peanut butter wrapped up in chocolate is p-e-r-f-e-c-t! these would be amazing to serve at a party since they are the right bite-size for snacking!

xoxo <3


Moni'sMeals November 5, 2011

only a matter of time before I make these lil suckers! :)


Ashley November 5, 2011

I’ve made these before and everyone loved them, though yours look a lot better than mine!! I need to try making these again.


miranda November 5, 2011

made these tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have lost all self control and they are almost gone!!!!!!!!!! SOOOOOO goood!!! Thank you! These are the best cookies I have had in a LONG time!


hannah alehandra November 5, 2011

I’ve bookmarked the recipe! Can’t wait to try it. Mmmm Peanut butter. Kiss from England, Love your blog Angela!xo


Christine (The Raw Project) November 5, 2011

These look fabulous, I need to get the book. And your pictures or gorgeous. Congrats on the Foodbuzz awards, sorry I missed you at the festival!


Coby November 5, 2011

Those look amazing! I have made peanut butter stuffed peanut butter cookies, but doing that in a chocolate cookies sounds delicious!


Jolene ( November 5, 2011

Oooooooh, I will be making these VERY soon!!!!!!!!


Get Skinny, Go Vegan. November 5, 2011

I have that book but use it as food porn!!! These look amazing. I quit sugar and wheat and everything yummy that book has in it!!! There are a few recipes I am going to try in there, but mostly I look and then drool!


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