Peanutty Chocolate Candy Cookies

Turn to chocolate fudge cake mix for these easy and delicious cookies, decorated with peanuts and candies.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

1
box chocolate fudge cake mix
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
eggs
2
cups candy-coated peanut butter pieces (from 1-lb 1.25-oz bag)
1
cup coarsely chopped salted peanuts

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick cookie sheets). Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat cake mix, butter and eggs with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened. Stir in peanut butter pieces and peanuts.
  • 2 Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are set and tops appear dry. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely. Store covered.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick cookie sheets). Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat cake mix, butter and eggs with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened. Stir in peanut butter pieces and peanuts.
  • 2 Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are set and tops appear dry. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely. Store covered.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

After dropping the cookie dough onto cookie sheets, let kids arrange additional candy-coated peanut butter pieces on top of the dough.

Instead of candy-coated peanut butter pieces and salted peanuts, use your favorite small candies and nuts. Try candy-coated chocolate pieces and coarsely chopped walnuts.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.