Halloween Monster Cookies
Halloween Monster Cookies are scary delicious! These treats are made with chocolate cake mix, quick oats, and peanut butter, then loaded with M&Ms and chocolate chips. Decorated with Halloween sprinkles and candy eyeballs, this is a festive recipe to make with the kiddos!
Servings: 36 cookies
Heat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
In a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the cake mix, brown sugar, butter, peanut butter, milk, egg, and vanilla on medium speed until fully combined.
Stir in the oats, M&Ms, and chocolate chips just until combined.
Use a medium cookie scoop, drop balls of dough 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
Add sprinkles to the tops of the cookie dough balls, gently pressing them into the dough.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Immediately after coming out of the oven, gently press candy eyes into the cookies (don't add them before baking or they will melt).
Cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Keep these in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 to 3 days.
- Substitutions & Variations:
- Chocolate chips: You can use milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white, or even peanut butter chips instead. Or, get crazy and add ¼ cup of two different kinds!
- Cake Mix: Feel free to swap out the chocolate cake mix for another flavor! I personally like chocolate, but you could use a yellow or vanilla cake mix for a more traditional monster cookie flavor.
Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg