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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Sarah
Sarah

I am going to make these for a cookie party next weekend because these look easy and delicious and I need to make 6 dozen! Roughly what is the cookie yield of 1 box of cake mix? Thanks!

Sarah
Sarah

Oops! I just saw the comment right above mine.

Sara
Sara

Hi. I’m wondering how many cookies this recipe makes? Didn’t see it in the recipe or comments. Trying to plan for a large cookie exchange party 🙂

Mary Ann
Mary Ann

Love this. Anything that makes life a little easier and faster! Thanks

Melissa
Melissa

Fabulous! Loved how easy they were and you are right- would never have guessed these came from a cake mix!

Rachel
Rachel

Loved these! The dough is thick and my electric hand mixer couldn’t quite do the job. Of course it was no problem for the stand mixer.
Thanks for the recipe!

Cindy
Cindy

These were really good but I had to add in a little more oil and do the mixing in of the peanut butter cups by hand.

T

Totally making this for my holiday party. Just wondering how many in a batch. Thanks.

Grace Riley

I’m a stay-at-home mom and lover of everything sweet, easy, and affordable. Also, chocolate. Did I mention chocolate? I love your blog. Your down-to-earth approach and willingness to not allow others to dictate how you run your life/or back your cookies! is refreshing. Thanks for blogging! I’ll be making these awesome pb scrumtious-ness later.

Maggie
Maggie

Super yummy!! I used a hand mixer which began straining and giving off that motor burning up smell so I ended up stirring in PB cups by hand…next time will just use the KitchenAid it shouldn’t have a problem. Loved these cookies! Thank you

Lisa @ Floating Along...

These cookies are amazing! I made them last weekend for a football party and they are almost entirely gone already! My only mistake was printing off the recipe and NOT reading the part about the UNwrapped reese’s mini’s. It only took about 10 minutes to unwrap all mine, but I will certainly skip that part next time!! 😀 Thanks for the recipe!

Rachel

SOOO GOOD!! After I gave one to my sister, she came out of her room and said, “Where are they?” Haha thank you for an amazing idea!!

Shelly
Shelly

I baked these up a few days ago and they were delicious! Simple and very few ingredients required…Thanks for yet another great recipe!

Tabitha
Tabitha

Just made these cookies. As previously noted in other posts, was a little difficult to mix. I was starting to wonder if I missed a step or did something wrong in the process. But in the end, they were delicious and gooey and wonderful! Will definitely make again. 🙂

Sandie gilmer

These sound amazing! Can’t wait to try them!

Lauren
Lauren

I thought these sounded amazing! I tried making them for my friends one night and the batter was literally so thick that it almost broke my electric hand mixer. It was just too thick for it to turn the beaters, even on high. So, I threw in some of the reese’s and just started rolling the balls and added a few reese’s on top. Even though it didn’t go as planned, they still tasted amazing! Will definitely make again, just without the mixer!

Meagan
Meagan

I made these and they are so incredibly rich and delicious. I added a big spoonful of peanut butter to the batter to make them more peanut-buttery. The dough is pretty tough to mix – I ended up kneading it with my hands, but these turned out great! I also saved some chopped Reeses to put on top of the cookies before popping them in the oven for a little extra decoration.

Megan
Megan

I made these today to have for Valentine’s Day with friends. Super easy to make and delicious too! Just a bit of advice, follow the time on here closely! I left mine in the oven a bit longer and ended up overcooking them because they still looked puffy and under cooked. But the time given is perfect! They are a bit crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside with that time. LOVE this recipe and I’ll definitely make them again!

dorene
dorene

These sound absolutely yummy… Just wrote the recipe down… I am sure they will be a hit.

Chrissy The Clumsy Gourmet

If you call them cookie bites you can have more.. right??? YUM!

Hannah

Holy yum! These look wicked. Peanut butter and chocolate are the best combo in anything.

xox

Eliana

They look just perfect Shelly! I would find it hard just to have one.

Katie
Katie

Just made this cookies & they turned out FAB! Love how easy they were to make!! Thanks for sharing…I’ll be looking for more great recipes!!

Melissa
Melissa

I made these this morning….they had peanut butter and you could have milk with them, the perfect breakfast food. These were so easy and SO very DELICIOUS! I will be making these again!

Kathleen
Kathleen

Made these cookies last night. I’m not such a big chocolate fan though. I made a peanut butter glaze to drizzle on the top after they finished baking so they’d be more peanut-buttery (that’s a word, right?). Yum! They are delicious – thanks for sharing the recipe!

Ka
Ka

OMG box cake mix! That’s horrible, awful, I can’t believe you make that stuff! I just happen to have some (for research purposes) and some Trader Joe’s mini peanut butter cups. I’ll be making these cookies tonight (again, for research purposes only). I’m sure they’ll be so horribly unhealthy that my DH will snorfle them down the second he gets home from the gym, and subsequently ask me to make them for him at least twice a week.
And “shortening is the devil’s foot cream” – that had me laughing all day…

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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