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Published on November 14, 2013 · Updated on August 15, 2021 · By Aysegul Sanford

Peanut butter and chocolate lovers, this one is for you! We are making Barefoot Contessa’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs recipe. These chocolatey cookies are made with mixing melted chocolate chips with chunky walnuts and pecans. These decadent glob cookies are incredibly delicious and guaranteed to satiate all your peanut butter and chocolate cravings.

Yields: 17 cookies

Prep Time: 40 minutes mins

Cook Time: 20 minutes mins

Total: 1 hour hr

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  1. I think the best time to visit the Caribbean (and of course Virgin Gorda) is in the months of May and October because weather in those months is neither too hot nor too cold. The minute November hits, the winds start. I do like the breeze but I prefer the mellow days of May and October.
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  2. I really enjoyed reading “Nigel Slater’s 5 Essentials for the Home Cook” article on I knew about the first 4 essentials (and mostly applied) but I never thought about the 5th one: “Once a week, buy an ingredient you have never used before.You never know what you might discover.” I thought that it is such a clever idea. What a great way to create recipes with new ingredients! It is like a home version of the Food Network show “Chopped”. I guess, at the end, my husband will “chop” me if it turns out to be a bad dish. 🙂
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  1. Chocolate or chocolaty deserts never fail as a dessert. 99% of the people I know love chocolate. If I am planning a party or just have a friend come over for coffee, I make sure that I have plenty of good quality chocolate at home. I prefer dark chocolate with nuts. Darker the better.
  2. Last night, I enjoyed watching our friends fight for the last of these Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs that was left in the cookie jar. I know it’s not nice to enjoy people fight, but hearing them say that this was the best thing they’ve had in their lives and watching them fight for it was selfishly satisfying.

The funny thing is that I cannot agree more. These peanut butter globs (not cookies!) are outrageously chocolaty with a ton of nuts that you can enjoy with every bite. The sweet and salty peanut butter chips add even more of a nutty flavor that enhances the taste of the chocolate.

It is one of those forever satisfying Ina Garten cookies that is guaranteed to impress any chocolate and peanut butter lover.

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The process of making these glob cookies have 4 folds:

First, you melt the chocolate: To do so, you simply melt the chocolate with butter in a bowl placed over simmering water. You let it cool on the counter while you are working on the batter.

Second, you prep the nuts mixture: In this chocolate globs cookies recipe, Ina uses a combination of walnuts, pecans, chocolate chips, and peanut butter chips. You combine all the nuts and chips in a bowl along with a little bit of flour. The role of the flour here is to prevent the nuts and chips to stick to each other.

Third, you prep the “cookie” batter: To prep the batter for the globs, she mixes eggs with espresso powder (instant coffee would work too), and vanilla extract in a standing mixer (handheld mixer would work as well). Here, espresso powder is used to enhance the chocolate flavor. However, if you don’t have any you can simply omit it.

Next, you add in the sugar, chocolate mixture, rest of the flour, baking powder, and salt into the batter. Here, it is important not to overmix this mixture. If you do so, your chocolate globs will be too hard.

Finally, you fold the nuts and chips into the batter just until combined. Then using an ice cream scoop, you scoop them onto a baking sheet and bake in a pre-heated 325 F degree oven for 15 minutes.

They will look undercooked when they first come out of the oven, but as they sit they will harden. I usually let them cool for 20 minutes and serve them while they are still somewhat warm.

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A Few Tips for The Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs

  • Best way to store your globs: I use this glass cookie jar?? (affiliate link) to store these chocolate globs (and all of my cookies). I love that it is clear so that I can see through it. I also like the fact that it has a lid with a large mouth so that my cookies are covered, but it is easy to grab one whenever I want.
  • Can I make the batter in advance:Yes, you can make the batter a day in advance, scoop it onto a large baking sheet, cover tightly with stretch film, and let it sit in the fridge until you are ready to bake. Before baking, let them sit on the counter for 20-30 minutes and follow the instructions as stated.
  • Can I freeze this peanut butter globs:Doubletree Hotel’s Chocolate Chip Cookies I haven’t tried this yet, but I freeze these all the time so I am assuming that it would be just fine. Though like I did it with those cookies, I recommend first scooping them out onto a parchment baking sheet, letting them harden in the fridge overnight, and then placing them into an airtight container (or a Ziploc bag) before placing in the freezer.

For anybody who needs an afternoon-pick-me-up, surprise them with these globs. Oh and do not forget to pair them up with a cup of coffee. I promise they will love you for it.

After all, it is the month of giving thanks♥

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs Recipe

By Aysegul Sanford

Yields: 17 cookies

Prep Time: 40 minutes mins

Cook Time: 20 minutes mins

Total Time: 1 hour hr

Barefoot Contessa’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs recipe: Chunky walnuts and pecans mixed in with chocolate and baked to perfection.

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  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (3/4 stick)
  • 12 oz. bittersweet chocolate chips divided
  • 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso or coffee powder (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 cup whole walnuts NOT chopped
  • 1 cup whole pecan halves NOT chopped
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter chips


  • Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Place the butter, 6 oz. of chocolate chips, and the unsweetened chocolate in a glass bowl. Place the bowl over simmering water and stirring occasionally, melt the chocolates and butter. Once melted, let it cool in room temperature for 10-15 minutes.

  • Combine the remaining 6 oz. chocolate chips, walnut halves, pecan halves, peanut butter chips and 1 tablespoon flour in a bowl. Set aside.

  • Beat the eggs, espresso powder, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until they are combined. Scrape the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula halfway through to ensure that they mix thoroughly.

  • Increase the speed to medium high and add the sugar. Beat it for 2 minutes.

  • Decrease the speed to low and add the chocolate mixture and mix it until combined. Set it aside.

  • Whisk the remaining 1/3 cup flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

  • Fold it in to the chocolate batter. Do not overmix.

  • Lastly, fold the mixed nuts and chocolate chip mixture until they are all coated with the chocolate batter mixture.

  • Using 2 spoons, drop rounded amounts of batter 1 inch apart from each other on to the prepared baking pans. Keep in mind that they almost double in their size. Mine were close 2 inches in diameter. I ended up with 12 globs.

  • Bake for 15 minutes. Cool it on a rack.


Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 2mg

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

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Adapted from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can TrustCookbook Pg: 230

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  1. Regina

    There’s a huge difference between kosher salt brands, which brand did you use when making these?


    • Aysegul Sanford

      Hi Regina,
      Good point.
      I always use Diamond Kosher Salt.


  2. Caroline

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    We made these today and they were OUT OF THIS WORLD. I am an Ina Garten lover as well, but I don’t know how I missed this recipe.
    These globs disappeared in 24 hours. My boys loved them. The only thing i did different was to add in some almonds because I didn’t have enough walnuts. It turned out great.
    So happy that I found your blog. I will be making more of your chocolate recipes. Thanks for sharing.


    • Aysegul Sanford

      I am so glad to hear that you and your boys liked these peanut butter cookies. My husband loves them too. And I loved the idea of switching up the nuts.
      Thanks for coming by and letting me know.


  3. Mercedes

    Hi! I wanted to ask if you know if these can be made in a bar form… I want to make them as baby shower favors, so they might look prettier in a baggie with a thank you note… Thanks!!!


    • Aysegul Sanford

      Hi Mercedes,
      Himm.. I wouldn’t recommend baking them in a bar form, mainly because they wouldn’t bake evenly.
      The batter of these globs is more of a cookie batter than a cake/bar batter.
      But I think if you were to put them in a clear bag like this one, and tie it with a cute ribbon they would make a pretty gift.
      I bake cookies and give to friends during holidays in these bags. To make them look festive, I use different ribbons and attach hand written notes.
      I hope this helps. Let me know how it turns out.
      Aysegul – “Ice”


  4. Monica

    I think I’ll be making these today! I will try using gluten free flour though and hope for good results.


    • Aysegul Sanford

      Let me know how it turns out. What kind of gluten free flour are you using?


    • Louise

      Oat flour works great!


  5. Aimee / Wallflower Girl

    Oh my goodness. These look incredible! And I love the idea of buying a new ingredient every week, a great way to introduce yourself to some new flavours 🙂


    • Aysegul Sanford

      Hi my friend,
      Not sure if it is as good looking as your Halloween candies but they really taste good.
      Thanks for stopping by.


  6. judyannstevens

    Looks so delicious can just eat them off the page. Dreaming about them


    • Aysegul Sanford

      Hi Judy,

      Ha ha.. Believe it or not I am dreaming about them too.. Most of the time..:)
      They are delicious.
      Thank you for stopping by!


  7. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    These look delicious. I’m sure my kiddos would devour them!


    • Aysegul Sanford

      Hi Melanie,
      Just looked at your blog. It is very pretty and full of fun stuff.
      Yes these globs are super delicious and perfect for children.
      I hope you will get a chance to try making them.


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