Chunky Monkey Cookies

By Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Inspired by Dark Chocolate Chip Cherry Cake Mix Cookies

Chunky Monkey Cookies

An easy cookie recipe that starts with a cake mix pimped up with fresh banana, crunchy walnuts and dark chocolate chips


  • One 16.5 oz. Banana Flavored Cake Mix ( I used Duncan Hines)
  • 6 TBS unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 ripe, medium sized banana, mashed
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup dark chocolate morsels


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Combine cake mix, butter, and mashed banana by stirring until well combined.
  3. Add in walnuts and dark chocolate morsels. Stir into the batter.
  4. Drop by TBS (I used a small cookie scoop) onto prepared parchment lined baking sheets about 2" apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes. DO NOT OVER BAKE! Cookies should look slightly underdone in the middles when you take them out of the oven.
  5. Allow cookies to rest on baking sheet for 3-5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Store in an airtight container to keep them soft.

Yield: approx. 3 dozen

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.

Total time: 20 mins.

Tags: cookies, cakemix, banana, walnut, chocolate, dessert