Soft and tender chocolate cake cookies, topped with a caramel coconut chex mix, for a delicious German Chocolate Chex Cake Cookie.
Holy Moly! I can’t even tell you how fun and yummy these are. But first, I have to tell you why I made them. I mean, the thoughts behind them. I know…I know…why should you even care? I don’t know why you should care, but you really, really should! Probably because they are genius. Mmm Hmmm, yep, I just went there.
Okay, so here’s how this brain child of mind was born: One of my absolute favorite snacks in the whole world is muddy buddies. They are dangerous. You can make them in like 5 minutes, and then I eat them just as quick!
Of course, I also love caramel. The more buttery, the better. And chocolate ganache is topping my list of favorites a lot lately.
Another of my favorites is German Chocolate Cake. Do you know the differences between say, German Chocolate Cake, regular chocolate cake, and Devil’s Food Cake? They are all chocolate, right? So does German Chocolate only get to be that because it is topped with a caramel, pecan, coconut goodness? I was wondering that myself, so I looked into it. What I found out is regular chocolate cake is usually made with cocoa powder, Devil’s food cake is made with melted chocolate, and German Chocolate is dryer and less sweet than a traditional chocolate. Pretty cool, right?
Anyway, I love German Chocolate Cake because of the chocolate and caramel! Such a great balance. I mean could there be a more perfect dessert?
Well, I asked myself that very question, and do you know what I decided?
I thought yes! Yes, there is a more perfect dessert. How about a German Chocolate Cake Cookie with a chocolate ganache and caramel, coconut, Chex mix topping!? I love German Chocolate Cake, but I want some crunch.
Let’s pause and wrap our minds around this for a minute. Soft and fluffy chocolate cake cookies with caramel coconut Chex mix on top! You get everything you want, from the chewy, soft, and chocolate-y, to the crunchy, caramel, buttery, goodness. Plus, unlike cake, every bite is going to have it all.
Can we say a big Hallelujah right now?
So in other words, today’s recipe is going to have you jumping for joy because it is literal dessert perfection. Honestly, I can’t say enough good about it. It is like the sweetest holiday treat you can ever eat, and is perfect to munch on while waiting for those big holiday meals. Don’t worry about spoiling appetites!
Now that I have built up all this anticipation, and you are sure to be disappointed because nothing could ever be as amazing as I have built these cookies up to be, let’s talk about other reasons, besides the taste, that I love these cookies!
Reason one: Convenience.
You use a cake mix for goodness sake. A Betty Crocker SuperMoist DEVIL’s FOOD Cake mix. Now before you object, I realize you probably thought I was going to use a German Chocolate cake mix, but because these are cake cookies, this mix is ideal. Trust me on that one. The chocolate ganache is a little bitter (semi-sweet chocolate) so the balance is perfect!
Then I used Rice Chex cereal, my favorite (and go to) recipe for caramel sauce, which I love on popcorn, some pecans I got in the bulk section at Winco, and coconut shreds.
Basically everything can be found at your normal grocery store, and WinCo is awesome because they have great prices and that sweet bulk section.
Reason two: Fun for everyone.
I love getting my kids involved in the baking. I get to indulge in some family time while also indulging my sweet tooth. My kids love stirring everything and helping to top the cookies. It is a win-win!
I mean, how awesome do these look?
All that chocolate, and then a caramel crunchy Chex Mix!
I am sure there should be a third reason, but this post is getting long, and I am sure you just want to get to those cookies. So I will leave you with just one more treat, how about a $10 gift from me to get what you need to make these cookies yourself? I figure if you can bake life a little sweeter for your family and loved ones during this holiday season why wouldn’t you? So enter below, it is super easy to do so, and I will select one winner to get $10 Paypal cash from me!
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German Chocolate Chex Topped Cake Mix Cookies
Cake Mix Cookies
- 1 box Betty Crocker Devil's Food Cake Mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Caramel Chex Topping
- 1 c brown sugar
- 1/2 c butter
- 1/4 c white Karo syrup
- 1/4 t cream of tartar
- 1/2 t salt
- 1 t vanilla
- 1/2 t baking soda
- 1 cup coconut shreds
- 1/2 cup pecan pieces
- 4 cups corn Chex cereal
Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
- Heat oven to 350
- Mix cookie ingredients together.
- Put 1 inch balls of cookie dough onto cookie sheet at least 1 inch apart.
- Cook for 7-8 minutes
- Remove from oven and put on cooling rack
- Add brown sugar, butter, Karo syrup, cream of tartar, salt, and vanilla to pot.
- Heat on medium heat, stirring until the sugar is no longer grainy.
- Let it come to a very soft boil, then remove from heat immediately
- Add baking soda, stir in, let foam up.
- In a big bowl add Chex cereal, coconut, and pecans
- Pour caramel sauce over the top and stir well
- Set aside
- In a microwave safe bowl heat heavy whipping cream for 45 seconds to a minute
- Stir in chocolate chips and keep stirring until you have a glossy chocolate ganache
- Put a dollop of chocolate ganache on the top of each cookie.
- Scoop out a 1/4 cup size of the caramel Chex mixture, and place on top of the ganache on the cookie
- Let set 4-5 minutes
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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