Rich, chocolate cookies with a fun candy crunch is the perfect way to enjoy the weekend. These Chocolate Crunch Pudding Cookies will satisfy all those chocolate longings in a hurry.
It has been a while since I have made pudding cookies.
Last summer and the year before that I couldn't make enough different flavors, and then I just stopped. I'm not sure why, but boy am I glad I found my way back to them. They are so soft and delicious! Really you can use any flavor of pudding, but this past weekend I was in a chocolate kind of a mood. I was remembering these Chocolate Reese's Pudding Cookies, and decided to create another flavor based on those.
We had our church life group coming over Sunday night, and I needed a snack that could be made easily. I dug through my cupboards and found a chocolate pudding mix and a bag of Nestle Buncha Crunch.
Have you had the Buncha Crunch before? It is like eating Crunch Bars in little bitty pieces. It is so good...and so easy to finish off a bag before you know it.
These cookies are easy to bake two different ways. You can roll them into 36 balls and bake on a cookie sheet. One thing I love about this dough is that I didn't need to refrigerate the dough. They baked just fine without spreading very much on a regular baking sheet. Tapping the tops of the cookies after they are done helps make them a little more uniform.
I also baked some of the dough in a whoopie pie pan. It creates thick deep dish cookies that are all the same shape without having to do any tapping. Baking them this way isn't quite as pretty as a round ball. But that's nothing a little bit of white chocolate drizzle can't hide.
The whoopie pie pan is also great for making muffin tops. That is if you need another reason to justify buying another pan.
How many of you enjoy being crafty?
It is one of my many hobbies...or I should say used to be. I definitely don't craft as much as I used to. This month I pulled out my mini pizza box die cut. Holy cuteness!!! I just about died when I put together the first one. It is seriously my favorite die cut so far. And perfect for holding one deep dish cookie! Think of all the possibilities for baby showers and parties!
It needed a little bit of decoration on top, so I pulled the label die cuts from the disc envelope die cut package. That's another one that is super cute for packaging individual cookies.
My favorite way to eat these cookies is fresh out of the oven. Now yes, you do need to wait a few minutes before digging in. We don't want scorched taste buds after all. But if you eat these while they are still slightly warm they are incredible. You can also pop them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds the next day, and that will give you the same ooey gooey chocolate cookie.
I'm thinking the weekend deserves more cookies like this. What do you think? I'm open for more pudding and candy options.
Other fun pudding cookies that we can't resist:
M&M Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies
Chocolate Reese's Pudding Cookies
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Those look delish! Love the drizzle on top!
Jess @ On Sugar Mountain
I really need to get on the pudding cookie bandwagon. Every time I see them i just start drooling for cookies. Ew. Maybe forget that last part. But seriously, Jocelyn, these crunchy, chewy chocolate cookies are perfect!
Haha, thanks Jess!! 🙂
This looks so amazing! Seriously, I can't get over how good these look! For some reason, they just remind me of fun childhood ^.^ I think it's because it's so playful.
Melanie @ Carmel Moments
So cute Jocelyn! Love the boxes and those cookies look so fudgy and intense. The drizzle makes them pretty to look at too.
Thanks Melanie!! 🙂
Tis boxes are so fun. I love them!! As do I love these cookies!! They look so big and chocolatey! Yeah!
Layla @ Brunch Time Baker
I've been looking for something like this for a while. I love giving baked goods in cute boxes and bags! Thanks for sharing! These cookies look so moist and delicious!!
Thanks Layla!! 🙂
Ilona @ Ilona's Passion
Yummy very chocolaty cookies. Jocelyn you have lots of delicious cookies here:)
Erin | The Emerging Foodie
Oh my goodness, Jocelyn! I love this idea! They look so yummy! I've never heard of those crunch things (buncha crunch?) but they sound amazing! Drooling over these! 🙂
Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent
love pudding cookies 😉 Im going to have look for these crunch pieces.
I just made chocolate pudding cookies yeatersay! Wish I had some of that candy to throw in AND the whoopie pie pan! These sound fabulous!!
Thanks Nancy!! 🙂
Erin | The Law Student's Wife
I am having such a throwback moment! I haven't had buncha crunch in forever, but I LOVED them when I was younger. These look like they'd just melt right in my mouth. YUM!
"Crunch" and "pudding" don't seem like they'd go together, but I am intrigued. These look delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog, because now I found yours. Maybe all these sweet treats will help me stay sane as well 🙂
Trust me, this crunch is perfect with the pudding in these cookies! 😉
I must have these cookies! They look amazing! 🙂
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
These pudding cookies are my new favorite thing! They are adorable and look so chewy and delish!
Thanks Jocelyn!! 🙂
Danielle @ TheBestDessertRecipes.com
Yum! These look fabulous! I'm definitely a sucker for chocolate pudding cookies 🙂
Thank goodness I read the title a couple of times. The first time all I saw was "crunchy pudding" and I was like, "o-KAY", worried that my favorite dessert recipe source had gone round the bend. I should have had faith, these cookies look delicious...and dangerous!
Haha! So glad you read the title again then! 😉 I promise I'm not a nut case, at least not much of one!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
I'm about to jump back on the pudding cookie train. I've been off it too long.
Buncha crunch sounds pretty dangerous! Well, so do these cookies, so I guess it is the lesser of two evils, ahem, I mean beauties 🙂 In all seriousness, these cookies look so good! I love how thick and easy to hold they are and then the drizzle on top is perfect. And the boxes are adorable! So fun!
Thank you Mary Frances!! 😉
Gah! Buncha crunch is so dangerous. I haven't been able to buy it in forever because I can't even drive home without emptying the whole bag.
Ok, new plan. Put it in the trunk, in the spare tire compartment. Then keep it there until I'm ready to mix it into the cookies. The in-laws are coming next month and I know this is some papa-in-law would LOVE. And who doesn't need extra points with their in laws? Thanks!
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
Those boxes are SO CUTE! And those cookies look incredibly moist...and they have a crunch?! Hello cookie perfection!
Thanks Taylor!! 🙂