Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

If you haven’t noticed by looking at my dessert page, I personally love chocolate and last week I had a big craving for something chewy, chocolatey and peanutty.   These little gems are a result of that craving. I used super moist triple chocolate cake mix, melted butter, brown sugar and chocolate peanut butter morsels to make some of the best chewy cookies I have ever had.

Recently I have heard a few people talk about how they melt the butter when preparing their cookies. I had never heard of that before, most of the recipes that I had read called for softened butter. But after hearing so much talk about it, I thought I would give it a try and I think it is a little trick that I will use from now on.

Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Makes 3 dozen Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 package triple chocolate super moist cake mix (I used Betty Crocker)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (10 ounce) package swirled milk chocolate and peanut butter morsels ( I used Nestle)



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Whisk together melted butter and brown sugar until smooth.


Whisk in eggs. Slowly add in cake mix. Mix until smooth, batter will be thick. Fold in morsels.


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Make rounded teaspoonfuls of cookie dough and lay them 3 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes, cookies will be slightly underdone in the center. Let cool slightly, then transfer to cooling rack to finish cooling, although they are pretty good warm too :)


If you can't manage to find the swirled milk chocolate and peanut butter morsels, peanut butter chips would work just as well. If, and that is a big IF, you can manage to share these, you'll be a very popular person! I passed them out at work last week and they were gone in a flash. People still keep asking me for them. Enjoy!

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    Lisa @ Dishes of Mrs. Fish
    December 19, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Weee! Hubby made me buy a bag of chocolate and peanut butter chips, okay he didn’t make me, but I was lost as to what to do with them! I got all the supplies today, I can’t wait to make them! :)

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    November 4, 2009 at 11:47 am

    I just made these – they are fantastic! Instead of a 1/2 cup of butter, i did 1/4 of butter and 1/4 of peanut butter which added more peanut buttery goodness :)

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      November 4, 2009 at 12:43 pm

      Lauren- I love that idea! You can’t go wrong with more peanut butter goodness :) I’m glad you enjoyed them!

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    April 1, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Thanks Sara! Easy cookie recipes are my favorite!
    Thanks Finsmom! I am so excited to get my popchips! :)
    LOL, you’re welcome Lori!

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    April 1, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    My husband just sent me this link through IM. I guess he wants me to make these. Thanks for the recipe.

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    April 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    My goodness! These sound amazing! I will be bookmarking these to make soon!
    I really love the chocolate/peanut butter combo :)

    And I sent your popchips out on Monday – you should be getting them soon :) Horray!

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    Sara: Our Best Bites
    April 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    ooh, I love an easy cookie recipe, and the fact that it combines my two favorite flavors makes it even better! These sound fantastic!

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    March 31, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks Rita!
    The Craving Chronicles: Chocolate and PB is one my favorite combos too! There are a lot of these cookies around, I think that the cake mix help adds to the soft, chewy texture that I have come to love :)
    Thanks Debbie!
    Renee: Yep! They are the same ones. I’m glad you liked them ;-)
    haha I know what you mean Mrs. L, such a great combo!

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    Mrs. L
    March 31, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Triple chocolate AND peanut butter? Be still my heart! I think I need to go bake some cookies.

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    March 31, 2009 at 9:45 am

    If these are the ones you brought to work last week…then these are absolutely amazingly delicious! :)

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    March 31, 2009 at 9:35 am

    That combo is definitely a winner!!!

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    The Craving Chronicles
    March 31, 2009 at 5:22 am

    Oh, NOW you’re speaking my language! Chocolate and pb is one of my all time favorite combos! These cookies sound a lot like cookies I’ve made before, except mine didn’t use cake mix.

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    March 30, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Chocolate and peanut butter is a combination that my husband loves…. These cookies look really nice!

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