An easy recipe for cute monster cookies made with devil’s food pudding and peanut butter chips!
Halloween is my favorite holiday. When others bust out the xmas decor as soon as the weather drops, I’m all about pulling down the spooky artifacts from the top shelf to the main table… because they are out year ’round baby!
Now that I have a kid, I’m excited to get back into trick or treating and going all out with spooky food to eat all October leading up to the big day. I hope she’ll share the love of the holiday with me, and things are looking promising as she actively plays with the costume dress-up trunk I made her.
This past week when we were out grocery shopping, she was eagerly pointing at this box of decorative candy eyes in the baking aisle, so hell yeah I bought them. From that, I concocted these devil-y delicious swamp monster cookies!
To up the monster factor, I specifically used Devil’s Food chocolate pudding mix, green candy melts for swamp terrain, and peanut butter chips for swamp rocks.
No need to let the dough chill! Once all the ingredients are mixed, plop about 30 heaping tablespoons onto parchment or slipmat lined baking trays and bake for 8-10 min (ovens vary.)
While the cookies cool on a wire rack, melt the candy melts according to package instructions, and then fork or splatter it all over the cookies. Before the candy melts dry, add the eyes on top as the candy will act as an adhesive.
I couldn’t wait for them to cool anymore. Rich chocolate, hint of vanilla, peanut butter surprise, and moist AF… the whole batch of 30 cookies were devoured in less than a few days.
I’m ready to make them again, RIGHT NOW!