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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies With Cake Mix

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies with Cake Mix are another one of those fast uses of pantry items that allow me to just get something together hot and yummy without running to the store or worrying about how long it will take me. 

I am such a fan of easy recipes.

There is a time and place for complex dishes that require lots of preparation, but for the most part, weeknights are not the time to be messing with long cooking times and a wrecked kitchen.

Who doesn’t have peanut butter and eggs around? 

And you don’t have to use crunchy peanut butter like the recipe calls for if you don’t like or don’t have it around.

Buy a few cake mixes on sale and keep them in your cabinet so you can whip up a batch of these for after school, last-minute guests, or the dreaded “Mom I forgot I need to take something for the whole class.” 

Okay, great, well, you are set in about 20 minutes, as long as you are allowed to bring peanut recipes into school, of course. 

Maybe you read my origin story about why and how much I love making baked goods with easy cake mixes. If not, or you need a simple Snickerdoodles recipe, that link is for you. 

Also, has anyone wondered why there are no Snickers in Snickerdoodles. No? Just me?

Glad we got that out of the way. Let’s make these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies With Cake Mix and pat ourselves on the back for baking at home.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies With Cake Mix

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies With Cake Mix

Yield: 30 cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

This is our chocolate peanut butter cookies with cake mix recipe that is made using a devil’s food chocolate cake mix.


  • 1 box devil's food cake chocolate cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1/2 c crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 c peanut butter chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Combine cake mix, egg, water, and peanut butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer.
  4. Gently fold in peanut butter chips with a spatula. 
  5. Spoon cookies onto the baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes or until they are done.

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The bottom line

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies With Cake Mix recipe is versatile and hard to mess up. 

Want to really make for a standing ovation? Glaze them with some melted peanut butter and powdered sugar mixed together and drizzle from a spoon over each cookie.

I’m telling you. People will think you worked so hard on these.

Don’t have peanut butter around? 

Use almond or cashew butter or even that sunflower seed butter. 

The nutty flavor of almost anything really accents chocolate like a boss, so make do and see how they come out for you. 

Let me know if you really doctor these up to suit your own taste.

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