These cakey chocolate pudding cookies are loaded with chocolate flavor from cocoa cereal, chocolate pudding, and chocolate chunks!
Until recently, I had heard of pudding cookies, but I hadn’t actually made any. When I saw the recipes, I was always like, “Ooh, that sounds so moist and good! I’ll have to try that!” Then I would immediately get distracted and forget. Most pudding cookie recipes I’ve seen use a box of instant pudding, but I had some pre-made pudding cups sitting around that needed eating. I decided they would be just as good as the mix since it’s basically the same thing plus milk. (If they contain milk, let’s not talk about why they can be kept for ages at room temperature. That’s just weird.)
I also had some Cocoa Pebbles on hand (except they are an organic brand, so practically health food). With these pantry treasures and a few other ingredients, I made these fun, moist, chocolatey, delicious cookies! With the first batch, I only stirred the cereal into the cookies, which tasted great, but the texture was lost. I coated the tops of the next batch with cereal, and the added crunch was fun and tasty.
Since the cereal, pudding, and chocolate chips already contain sugar, I didn’t add much to the recipe. I was able to back off on the butter too since the pudding added extra moisture. These pudding cookies are rich in cocoa flavor and not too sweet. I can’t wait to make them again (which will need to happen soon since they went FAST)!
I can tell you like chocolate cookies a whole lot. That’s why I want to show you these recipes too!