Chocolate M&M’s Cake Mix Cookies

How does a chewy, chocolatey, fudgy cookie with melty M&M’s candies encrusted within sound to you? It sounded pretty flipping amazing to me, so I whipped up these fast and easy Chocolate M&M’s cake mix cookies. Have one!

Chocolate M&M's cake mix cookies

Chocolate M&M’s cake mix cookies

I have to tell you, I’m a fan of cake mix treats. In fact, one of the most popular recipes (for good reason) on this site are my cake mix cookie bars. Be sure to check those out, too.

Chocolate M&M's cake mix cookies

These Chocolate M&M’s cake mix cookies follow a really basic cake mix cookies recipe that can be modified in many ways to suit your taste. I used a fudge cake mix and added some Hershey’s syrup to the recipe.

Ever had the brownie mixes that include the Hershey’s syrup? I think the addition made these Chocolate M&M’s cake mix cookies a little chewier, which I love.

Chocolate M&M's cake mix cookies

These cookies have a pretty obvious chocolate flavor. I don’t always go for chocolate when it comes to cookies, but, every once in a while a chocolate explosion is just what the doctor ordered.

Well, actually, I doubt that any doctor would order chocolate cookies… but, they’re good. Really good! Everything in moderation.

Chocolate M&M's cake mix cookies

My dad is the true chocolate fan in my home, so the true test of the Chocolate M&M’s cake mix cookies came when he took a bite.

Muffled through chocolate crumbles, he said, “These are good!”

Chocolate M&M's cake mix cookies

With the holidays coming up, you could of course make these Chocolate M&M’s cake mix cookies festive by using Reece’s Pieces for Halloween, or red and green M&M’s for Christmas.

I just really love baking with M&M’s because they make everything so much prettier.

Chocolate M&M's cake mix cookies

If you’ve never made cake mix cookies, you’ll love the ease with which you can mix-up some delicious cookies. It’s just such a simple way to put a sweet treat on the table.

I love having the option, and always keep a cake mix or two around for those times we’re craving cookies.

Chocolate M&M's cake mix cookies

Do you love chocolate cookies? If you answered yes, you should definitely try these beauties. Yum, yum, triple-yum. Hope you enjoy!

Chocolate M&M's cake mix cookies

More sweet treats from Parent Pretty

Cake mix cookie bars
Melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin cookies
Pumpkin spice cupcakes

Chocolate M&M's cake mix cookies

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 to 12 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


15.25 oz. package chocolate cake mix (I used Betty Crocker super moist chocolate fudge)

1 egg

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 tablespoons Hersey's chocolate syrup (2 tablespoons of water may be substituted)

1 1/2 cups m&m's milk chocolate candy


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a large bowl combine egg, butter, and syrup, and cake mix with and electric mixer on low speed until thoroughly mixed.

3. Add m&m's, about a half cup at a time, stirring in with a wooden spoon. Drop rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

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