No-Bake Cookie Dough Chocolate Cups

Cookie Dough Chocolate Cups

Hey Recipe Critic Readers! It’s Chelsea back from Chelsea’s Messy Apron with a super easy dessert recipe that won’t heat up your kitchen this summer. That’s right, it’s a no-bake dessert recipe!

Sometimes it gets just way too hot to turn on the oven. However, when that cookie craving strikes, you can just make these instead 🙂

Use whatever chocolate you like best (I LOVE milk chocolate) to coat these little balls of eggless dough. You could even cover them with white chocolate for a fun and different treat.

For melting the chocolate, I used coconut oil with chocolate chips, but pretty much any other oil (think vegetable or canola oil) will do well or even a shortening will work. The important note here is to microwave the chocolate slowly (and stir often) to avoid burning it. You can always melt your chocolate over a double broiler if you are more confident that way!

The cookie dough is eggless, but it does have flour that is uncooked which may bug some people. If that’s you, I’m afraid there is no replacement, but perhaps another recipe you can find online can replace this recipe to go into the chocolate cups.

Enjoy these cookie dough chocolate cups!

Cookie Dough Chocolate Cups2

4.5 from 2 reviews
No-Bake Cookie Dough Chocolate Cups
Serves: 12
  • 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 and ¼ cups white flour
  • ¾ cup miniature chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons milk chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil, separated
  1. In a large bowl, beat together the butter (make sure it is at room temperature and not melted or you will need to chill the dough) and brown sugar for 2-3 minutes. Beat in the room temperature (again not melted at all) cream cheese and the white sugar. Beat until well combined.
  2. Beat in the vanilla, baking soda, salt, and flour until a dough is formed. If it is too wet add in a little more flour until it pulls away from the sides when beating.
  3. Stir in ¾ a cup of chocolate chips.
  4. Roll the cookie dough into small balls and set aside.
  5. Line a miniature muffin tin with miniature lining cups.
  6. In a small microwave-safe bowl melt ½ cup chocolate chips with ¼ tsp. coconut oil. (I microwave for 30 seconds, stir for 30 seconds, microwave for 15 seconds, stir, and then its ready!)
  7. Spoon an even amount of the melted chocolate mixture into the bottom of each of the muffin cups.
  8. Place the balls (slightly flattened) of cookie dough on top of the melted chocolate mixture.
  9. In the same bowl melt another ¼ cup + 2 tbsp, of chocolate and ¼ tsp. coconut oil.
  10. Pour an even amount of chocolate over all of the cookie dough balls.
  11. Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  12. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

 Here are some more simple desserts from Chelsea’s Messy Apron:


Oatmeal Cookie S’mores Bars

Easy, 30 minutes (no rise) Cinnamon Roll Skillet Cake

30-minute Chocolate Waffle Pie

Nutella Swirled Banana Bread


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Chelsea is the blogger behind Chelsea's Messy Apron.She is always experimenting in the kitchen and making new things to eat."Or I am in the kitchen eating.Both are good."She tries to eat a balanced diet of healthful foods, but she loves desserts.You will find most of her recipes are healthy and easy, but still taste great!She has found that eating is all about balance and she hopes that that is the case on her site!

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  1. Rhonda Jones says:

    It says to mix the butter in. But I don’t see how much butter to use in the ingredients list. Am I over looking something??

  2. naomi medina says:

    There is no butter on the list of ingredients.

  3. You mentioned beating the butter and brown sugar together, but I keep re-reading the recipe and I don’t see how much butter to add?

  4. How much butter? I don’t see the amount listed.

  5. these look wonderful but … how much butter?

    it calls for it in the directions, but its not listed in the recipe.

    thanks! =)

  6. Heather says:

    The directions state to mix butter and brown sugar and then add the cream cheese, but the recipe does not say how much butter to add. How much butter do I put in?
    Thanks sounds like these will be YUMMY!!

  7. You mention cream the butter but there is no amount of butter listed in the recipe?

  8. Hi, I was wondering if you could use pre-made refrigerated store bought cookie dough to make these?

  9. Do you have to use coconut oil in this recipe? and what is it I have never heard of it.

  10. flour but no bake???

  11. Heather says:

    You mention coconut oil….that is not something I have on hand….can I use another type of oil? Thanks!

  12. Hello! These look absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try these and explore more recipes on your awesome website! I was just wondering if there were anything else I could use instead of cream cheese?

  13. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I wanted to climb into the screen and gobble them all up when i saw them. I’m CRAZY for chocolate chip cookie dough, and you took it to a whole new level!

    I included this in a roundup I did of decadent chocolate recipes! I’d love for you to check it out and share it on social media if you think your followers would like it! Here is the link:

    Thanks so much for creating such a delicious dessert!

    Best Wishes,


  14. Is cream cheese compulsory ?


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