Mega Chocolate Candy Cookies

Mega Chocolate Candy Cookies

These are the kind of cookies that just make you smile when you see them. Simple and sweet, full of chocolate, and stuffed with so many bright and happy candy-colored gems. They’ll make you want to take a great big satisfying bite.

Cookie Ingredients

Most of the ingredients you need are probably in your pantry right now if you bake often. I did opt for some Guittard 60% semisweet chocolate wafers instead of chocolate morsels, though. Oh and there’s a little peanut butter mixed in for even more yum.

Chocolate Cookie Dough Batter

Look at that cookie dough batter. So thick. So dreamy.

Cookie Dough Mix-Ins

Cookie Dough Scoop

Add the M&M’s and chocolate wafers to the dough and mix it all together with a large spoon.


Scooped Cookie Dough

You can use a large 2-1/2 inch scoop for jumbo-sized cookies.

Place the giant cookie dough balls a few inches apart on a parchment paper covered baking sheet. You’ll want to press more M&M’s candies on top so when they bake, the exterior is dotted with lots of color.


Candy Cookies

You can also place the candies in a bowl and gently press each scoop of dough into the bowl for candies to attach. Just make sure they are pressed in enough to stay secure when baking.

These cookies are big, so place them a few inches apart on a baking sheet.

Mega Chocolate Candy Cookies

Bake these beauties for about 9-11 minutes. If they are staying too domed when baking, take them out at about 9 minutes, drop the baking sheet on the counter 1-2 times and then place back in the oven for another minute or so.


Melty Chocolate Candy Cookies

And of course you have to eat one while they are still warm right out of the oven. It’s a rule. Place on a cooling rack to cool completely…  if you can wait that long.

Double Chocolate Candy Cookies

But you probably won’t be able to stop there.

Big Bite Cookies

Have another bite, I won’t tell.

Thick Chocolate Cookies

Okay, maybe one more.

These are so good and kind of remind me of biting into a brownie.

Mega Chocolate Candy Cookies
Yield: 14 jumbo cookies

Mega Chocolate Candy Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes

Super chocolaty cookies – with colorful M&M's candies, semisweet chocolate wafers and creamy peanut butter baked inside.


  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups M&M’s candies
  • 1 cup chocolate wafers (I used Guittard 66% cacao semisweet)


  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt together using a wire whisk. Set aside.
  3. Using a mixer cream butter, peanut butter and both sugars for about two minutes until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time and mix until combined. Add the vanilla.
  5. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to incorporate completely.
  6. Add the chocolate wafers and about 2/3 of the M&M’s candies to the batter. Stir until incorporated.
  7. Use a 2-1/2 inch scoop to place the dough on the prepared baking sheet about 3 inches apart. You’ll want to bake the cookies in two batches.
  8. Use the remaining 1/3 M&M’s candies to place on the top of each cookie dough ball for pretty tops.
  9. Bake for about 9-11 minutes. If it looks like your cookies are retaining too much of a domed shape, you can remove them at about 9 minutes and slam the baking sheet on the counter to flatten them slightly. Then just place them back in the oven for another minute. Don’t over bake.
Mega Chocolate Candy Cookies

Enjoy! Hope your day is as happy as these cookies.

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10 comments on “Mega Chocolate Candy Cookies”

  1. It looks so delicious, not only do my kids like to eat it, I like it too

  2. I loved this recipe so much . It’s really awesome

  3. This blog is definitely helpful and informative. Great blog by the way and thanks for sharing these!

  4. I have made these delicious cookies 3 different times. These are my son and nephew’s new favorite. I did not add the peanut butter.  I’m sure it helps to bind the batter and gives a different flavor profile.  By eliminating the peanut butter, it makes it VERY chocolately! These are a BIG hit! We’ll be making these again and again! Thank you SO much for sharing this recipe.

  5. Playing w cookie recipe is always my hobby. And this is truly a best time to have my nieces accompany with me in this recipe :}

  6. Sure wish I had one — or two or three — of these right now!! YUMMY.

  7. OMG those look fabulous!!

  8. Can peanut butter be substituted?

  9. Mounds of chocolate mmmm!

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