I made some plain chocolate chip cookies this weekend for the first time in….forever! Sometimes I get so excited about new flavors, I forget to enjoy the classics. I decided to get back to basics with this peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough fudge. It combines all of the most wonderful things in this world: chocolate chips, peanut butter, cookie dough, and fudge.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- ¾ c. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 c. flour
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 Tbsp. milk
- ½ c. chocolate chips
- 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk, divided in half
- 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- ¼ cup butter
Make the cookie dough first. Cream butter, peanut butter, and sugar; add vanilla and mix to incorporate. Add flour and salt and mix thoroughly (dough will be crumbly). Stir in 2 Tbsp. milk and chocolate chips.
Pour 1/2 can of sweetened condensed milk into a small saucepan and heat slightly over low heat. Add 1 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and a tablespoon of butter, and stir over low heat until melted and smooth.
Pour into 8×8 inch pan that has been lined with foil and sprayed lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Refrigerate until firm. Once firm, spread the cookie dough on top of fudge layer and press down completely. Repeat fudge steps with remaining fudge ingredients. Pour melted mixture over cookie dough layer. Sprinkle with chopped Reese’s Pieces. Refrigerate until firm.