chocolate peanut butter cocoa krispie cookies with chocolate ganache

chocolate peanut butter cocoa krispie cookies with chocolate ganache

The cereal aisle is overwhelming.

Like, holy shit, have you noticed there are 27 different versions of Honey Nut Cheerios, 14 versions of Rice Krispies, and 23 versions of Captain Crunch? How does one decide? Decisions are the worst! Name that movie.

After I spent probably a good 35 minutes marinating in the cereal aisle mumbling out loud the pros and cons of whether I should go with Golden Grahams or Cinnamon Toast Crunch, I realized, I am creating a line in front of the Cocoa Krispies. So, I panicked, grabbed a box of Cocoa Krispies, arrived home, looked at the box, and said, “WTF.” I had cereal remorse.

chocolate peanut butter cocoa krispie cookies with chocolate ganache

Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Cocoa Krispies, but it’s not an “everyday” cereal like Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Golden Grahams. Am I right? I will give Cocoa Krispies mad props for making the milk sipping an extra chocolatey experience. So, as I stared at the box, I thought about what I could make with these Krispies. First thought, make rice krispie treats! Meh. Second thought, could I put this on chicken? Um, that’s weird even for me. Finally, I thought, heck, why not make some cookies?

chocolate peanut butter cocoa krispie cookies with chocolate ganache

I haven’t made cookies since 2009. Okay, not really, but the thought that yours truly even wanted to make cookies is the equivalent of me attending the Black Yeast for Bakers Twelve Step program. Anyways, these cookies are the bomb diggity. Two kinds of chips, one of them chocolate, one of them being peanut butter…ahem, ahem. Folded into butter, sugar, more butter, and finally Cocoa Krispies. It’s a sugar fest win!

So, next time you are in the cereal aisle, grab a random box and make these cookies. Cereal remorse be gone!

chocolate peanut butter cocoa krispie cookies with chocolate ganache

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cocoa Krispie Cookies with Chocolate Ganache

Yield: Makes about 18 cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes


1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
8 cups cocoa krispie cereal, slightly crushed
1 tablespoon whipping cream


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine combine flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. In another bowl, combine cream butter and sugar together. Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the sugar/butter mixture, In thirds, gently combine the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Fold in the 1/2 cup chocolate and peanut butter chips and 2 cups Cocoa Krispies. Drop about a tablespoon of the dough into the remainder of the Cocoa Krispies roll to coat and place on a baking sheet. Bake for about 7 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.

To make the ganache, melt 1 cup chocolate chips and cream in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until smooth and remove from heat. Take a cookie and dip half of it into the ganache. Place cookie on a wire sheet to set before eating.

***adapted from the Roder Family Cookbook

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37 Responses to “chocolate peanut butter cocoa krispie cookies with chocolate ganache”

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    Christine at Cook the Story — July 23, 2014 at 07:03

    These cookies sound amazing! I’d like a dozen to go, please.

    • Lauren replied: — July 23rd, 2014 @ 07:40

      Coming right up! Thanks, Christine!

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    Maria — July 23, 2014 at 08:00

    I can’t wait to make these!

    • Lauren replied: — July 23rd, 2014 @ 08:13

      You will love them, Maria! xoxo

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    Ashley — July 23, 2014 at 08:40

    Oh my word. Love the idea of a cookie with krispie cereal in it!!! YES! Great finishing touch with the chocolate dunk.

    • Lauren replied: — July 24th, 2014 @ 07:45

      A chocolate dunk is always essential! :)

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    Tieghan Gerard — July 23, 2014 at 08:50

    Oh these cookies!! The cereal is awesome, but I am huge fan of that chocolate ganache dunk!

    • Lauren replied: — July 24th, 2014 @ 07:46

      LOL! It’s the best. Thanks, Tieghan!

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    Matt Robinson — July 23, 2014 at 09:30

    This post cracked me up. These look amazing, so glad you made these and I hope someone here does too, and soon! Hint hint Naomi.

    • Lauren replied: — July 24th, 2014 @ 07:47

      Thanks, Matt! I’ll definitely drop a hit or two to Naomi:)

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    Michelle @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy — July 23, 2014 at 10:09

    Do you need cookie tester? I need to eat these cookies!

    • Lauren replied: — July 24th, 2014 @ 07:48

      Yes! I’m hiring this week:) Thanks, Michelle!

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    Michelle @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy — July 23, 2014 at 10:10

    “a” cookie tester I mean. Got overly excited….

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — July 23, 2014 at 10:23

    DANG GIRL! I would eat the batter before it made into the oven. DELICIOUS and I’m seriously licking my lips.

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    Polly @ Tasty Food Project — July 23, 2014 at 12:48

    Yum! Look at that chocolate! These cookies look amazing!!

    • Lauren replied: — July 24th, 2014 @ 07:50

      Thank you, Polly! Definitely a new fav!

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    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — July 23, 2014 at 13:09

    Can you deliver please? I will pay shipping and a little sum sum. :) Sounds incredible Lauren!

    • Lauren replied: — July 24th, 2014 @ 07:51

      Um, yes! Be there in five. Thanks, Krista!

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    Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily — July 23, 2014 at 14:08

    HaaaHaaa, I steer clear of the cereal aisle ;) I’d be willing to take a stroll there however so I can make these cookies! They look amazing!
    “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” ;)

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    Kate @ Diethood — July 23, 2014 at 14:35

    Holy shit, these look ammmmaaaaze!!!

    And?? I love cereal, but I really do hate the aisle – so many freakin’ choices! I just want my Special K. And some Fruity Pebbles once in a while…

    • Lauren replied: — July 24th, 2014 @ 07:52

      BAHAHAHA! Exactly. It’s all about balance. Thanks, Kate!

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    Tessa @ Handle the Heat — July 23, 2014 at 14:44

    Cocoa Krispies were my OBSESSION back in the day. I can’t believe you just added them into peanut butter cookies. Mind = blown.

    • Lauren replied: — July 24th, 2014 @ 07:51

      Right?! Cocoa Krispies rule! Thanks, Tessa!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 23, 2014 at 15:10

    haha, love that you went with the cocoa krispies!! too funny. I think this is the perfect use for that cereal! Especially when dunked in chocolate!!!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — July 23, 2014 at 16:00

    Lol, your and my cereal aisle experiences are quite similar — I always go for the Reese’s Puffs and then eat them by the handful for about five days straight, get really sick of them, and then they end up going stale in the cabinet. But I would totally venture down the aisle again for these cookies! Because YUMS.

  16. #
    Meredith — July 23, 2014 at 17:57

    Totally irresistible! I need a couple of these right now!

  17. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — July 24, 2014 at 05:03

    Swoon! I can completely relate to the cereal aisle experience. So hard to pick!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — July 24, 2014 at 06:38

    I love/hate the cereal aisle – because it’s impossible to make a decision!! I’m glad you picked this one , because oooo eeee I want to munch on these krispies!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — July 24, 2014 at 12:33

    Golden Grahams are the shiznitz. Just sayin’! I love that you made cookies with cocoa krispies. Very inventive, lady. Pinned.

  20. #
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — July 24, 2014 at 13:10

    You have the best ideas! These cookies are such a great combination of flavors and textures!

  21. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — July 24, 2014 at 15:15

    Omg. I want 100 of these!!

  22. #
    Kathryn — July 25, 2014 at 06:54

    I’ve never thought about putting proper cereal in cookies – what a totally deliciously awesome idea!

  23. #
    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — July 25, 2014 at 08:32

    ummm… WOW. putting cereal in a cookie? that’s like texture heaven to me!! pinned!

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    Christy @ My Invisible Crown — July 26, 2014 at 20:41

    This look INSANELY good. Like they’re calling my name. Will be making these soon.

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    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker — July 27, 2014 at 11:49

    That ganache…. LOVE This! :)

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    Joanne — July 28, 2014 at 21:39

    I can’t even remember the last time I HAD cereal because being in the cereal aisle gives me so much performance anxiety. How can you ever know what is the RIGHT one to choose?!

    Although, I guess so long as you can turn them into these cookies, then it is the right one. Seems like a good life plan.

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    Diane Thomas — September 2, 2014 at 19:18

    I made this cocoa krispie cookie for a contest at the Geauga County Fair in Burton Ohio and was very excited to received a first place ribbon for misc cookie. Thanks for the receipe they were fun to make and so crispie and very tasty! Thanks for sharing, Diane Thomas

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