Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

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Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies – these sweet treats, a classic blend of peanut butter and chocolate, will melt in your mouth. If you’ve been searching for an easy chocolate dessert, look no further than these cake mix cookies.

Quick and Easy Cake Mix Cookies

So here we are in the middle of  “Busy people need sweets that start with cake mix week”.

It’s a thing.  Read up about it HERE.

 

I certainly hope you are not offended by my use of cake mixes.

Because, I will tell you, people get all angry about preservatives and stuff.

I have gotten my fair share of emails telling me that shortening is the devil’s foot cream and how cake mixes are for the lazy.

Without sounding like a complete jerky-jerk…I bet that shortening would make a tremendously successful foot cream and cake mixes are for the BUSY not the lazy.

 

If you’re looking for health food, I am afraid that you have come to the wrong place.

While I certainly try and eat a balanced diet, I do “on-occasion” indulge in the sweet treat.

Use this blog as your “occasional indulgence handbook”.

Dude, that’s a really good name.  Kinda better than cookies and cups.

Wish I had thought of that a few years ago.

 

Anyway, if you are much too fancy to use cake mixes, then stop reading now.

It’s ok.  We can just agree to disagree.

 

BUT if you’re my peeps, let’s get our cake mix on because it’s “Busy people need sweets that start with cake mix week”!

Oh yeah.

A Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Recipe

So as most of you all know, Peanut Butter Cups are like my most favorite ingredient.  They have yet to disappoint in a recipe or a poor snacking decision.

Here is the star player today… best invention of the new millennium (screw the iPad)… the Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

All unwrapped and ready to be devoured by the handful.

How to Make Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies:

These cookies are super simple.

Start with a chocolate cake mix, some vegetable or canola oil and an egg…mix it up.

When the dough is smooth throw in your bag of Reese’s.  Give it another mix…just enough for the Reese’s to incorporate and break up a little.

Roll them into balls and bake on a parchment lined baking sheet…

That’s it!

They’ll look like this…

People will love them and bow at your feet and never once think that you used a cake mix.

And, I am all about people bowing at my feet.

 

*If you want a Valentines’s spin on a similar cake mix cookie recipe, check out THESE from The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle!

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Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 8 min
  • Total Time: 23 min
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description:

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies – these sweet treats, a classic blend of peanut butter and chocolate, will melt in your mouth. If you’ve been searching for an easy chocolate dessert, look no further than these cake mix cookies.


Ingredients:

  • 1 (18.25 oz) box chocolate cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 8 oz bag Reese’s Minis

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. With your mixer, beat together cake mix, oil and eggs until combined.
  3. Pour in entire bag of Reese’s Minis.
  4. Mix on low until Reese’s are evenly incorporated.
  5. Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls and place n a parchment lined baking sheet about 2″ apart. Cookies will spread.
  6. Bake for 8-9 minutes.

Notes:

The Reese’s will break when you beat them into the cookie batter..you want there to be chunks of peanut butter cups, but they will break apart.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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81 Responses
  1. debbie myers

    i am so glad i found your blog. i think your recipes are wonderful. im never sure why people think its ok for others to do the work and then they complain. never mind them, u keep making delicious recipes that you peeps can enjoy. have a great day and thanks for your hard work. i just feel so lucky to have stumbled upon you u.

  2. Andrea

    Cake mix cooking is totally legit. I can have a cake mix or two on hand but ask me if I have enough flour, sugar, baking soda (that isn’t 2 years past its date) or whatever else might be needed on hand, it ain’t gonna happen!

  3. I love ALL things cake mix….one question, though. My cake mix cookies always tend to be a bit drier than a “from scratch” one. Do you have this issue? It’s never kept us from gobbling up the entire batch, so obviously not a huge issue 😉 But still……just curious.
    Thanks!

  4. As always an awesome post. I happen to be a HUG fan of cake mixes..because I am busy REAL busy…and will a few extra things thrown in…they taste AwEsOmE.

    And as for cake mix cookies….always fabulous and delicious, fast AND easy, easy!!!

    I love the mix you have going on here…I bet they are yummers!!!

  5. Stephanie

    Trader Joe’s has mini peanut butter cups and they’re sooo much cheaper than the Reese’s. (and taste just as good) So you could buy twice as many. Imagine what you’d do with twice as many mini pb cups!!

  6. kris

    i’m so trying this but i think i’ll use the hershey bites instead of the pb ones (since i’m not a pb fan, i know, completely unamerican)…LOVE how easy it is…and i’m so getting some lard for my feet…

  7. I love cake mix cookies – and I think most people do! (A cake mix cookie from 3 years ago is the most popular post on my blog right now!!) I love the addition of the Reeses.

  8. I don’t generally use cake mixes…but I’m not AGAINST using them OR eating treats that come from the, Especially treats that involve God’s gift to candy (i.e. Reese’s).

    PS – i’m making your reese’s peanut butter banana bread as I type. It’s an occasional indulgence kinda day.

  9. Rachel

    Random comment on cake mix cookies… My church does a prison ministry and they asked for homemade cookies. The inmates specifically requested cake mix cookies because they are their FAVORITE. While you might not be making the health nuts happy, I’m pretty sure it’s the ones with the street cred that you need to keep on your side!

  10. Annie

    I love chocolate cookies from cake mix! I haven’t made them since high school. So i guess now i HAVE to, to see if they taste as good as i remember. I’m excited for an excuse to buy Reeses minis 🙂

  11. I am all about starting with cake mix!

    Question though. I think these would be bomb-diggity with PB as the cookie base (because *gasp* I don’t like chocolate that much)… however I have never heard of PB cake mix… you think PB cookie dough mix would work? Like the prepackaged devil lazy kind?

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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