Peanutty Granola Cookies

Cake mix and granola bars speed up preparation of hearty cookies. The addition of a melted chip drizzle is terrific.

  • prep time 60 min
  • total time 2 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 32

Ingredients

1
box butter recipe yellow cake mix
1/2
cup butter, softened
2
eggs
4
Nature Valley™ sweet & salty peanut granola bars (from 7.4-oz box), coarsely chopped
1/2
cup peanut butter chips or white vanilla baking chips (from 10- or 12-oz bag)
1 1/2
teaspoons shortening
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). In large bowl, beat cake mix, butter and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in chopped granola bars. Onto ungreased cookie sheet, drop mixture by tablespoonfuls.
  • 2 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set and light golden brown around edges. Let cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 In small microwavable bowl, microwave peanut butter chips and shortening uncovered on High 15 seconds; stir. Microwave 15 to 25 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Spoon into small food-storage plastic bag. Cut off tiny corner of bag; squeeze bag to drizzle mixture over cookies. Let stand about 30 minutes or until drizzle is set. Store in airtight container.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    100
    (
    Calories from Fat
    45),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    140mg
    140%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    14g
    14%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    0%;
    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 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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