Chocolate and peanut butter can’t cure all the ills in the world, but they can certainly make you feel a little better. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs are packed with rich chocolate flavor and crammed with loads of nuts and chips. They melt in your mouth while at the same time providing a satisfying crunch.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, divided
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
2 extra-large eggs
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder such as Medaglia d’Oro
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup whole walnut halves (not chopped)
1 cup whole pecan halves (not chopped)
2/3 cup peanut butter chips, such as Reese’s
1. Preheat oven to 325℉. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a bowl set over simmering water, melt the butter, 6 ounces of the chocolate chips, and the unsweetened chocolate, stirring occasionally, until melted. Remove from heat and cool for 15 minutes.
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs, espresso powder, and vanilla until combined. Add the sugar and beat for 2 minutes on medium-high speed until the batter is thick and falls back on itself in a ribbon. Set aside.
4. With the mixer on low, slowly add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture.
5. Combine the 1/3 cup of flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.
6. Fold flour mixture into the chocolate mixture with a rubber spatula.
7. In another bowl, combine the walnuts, pecans, peanut butter chips, the remaining 6 ounces of chocolate chips, and the tablespoon of flour and fold it into the chocolate mixture.
8. Use 2 soup spoons to drop rounded mounds of batter 1-inch apart onto the prepared sheet pans.
9. Bake cookies for exactly 15 minutes. Cool on the baking sheets.
Makes about 22 cookies
Recipe from Barefoot Contessa Foolproof by Ina Garten
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