Can I Make "Chex Mix Chocolate Cookies" from Chrissy Teigen (Easy way!)?
Updated: Aug 26
I saw this PopSugar article about Chex Mix Chocolate Chip cookies from Chrissy Teigen's cookbook / website and it sounded good! I like sweet & salty things and interesting flavor combos, so I wanted to give it a try! I love Chex Mix anyways, so why not in cookies? I made them for Chocolate Chip Day or as my almost 3-year old nephew says, "Chocolate and Chip". Haha! So cute! :) Like a lot of things, chocolate chips were invented on accident! (See below. :) )
I didn't have any eggs, so I just used pre-made cookie dough. Anyways, on Chrissy Teigen's website, she says it's fine to do whatever cookie mix. :)
"There’s nothing wrong with a plain old chocolate chip cookie—far from it—but IMO adding salt to anything sweet only improves it. So I threw some snack mix into the batter, and the humble choco chip cookie will never be the same. Use any mix you want, or if you’re feeling ambitious make the one from Cravings!
Chocolate [and] Chip Day
An Accidental Invention
Also sometimes called chocolate morsels, rumor has it that chocolate chips were invented by Ruth Wakefield at the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts. According to the legend, the creation of the chips was an accident – out of chocolate powder while making cookies for guests, Ruth chopped up some chocolate and added it to the cookie dough. She found that the chocolate did not melt as she had expected, and the chocolate chip and the chocolate chip cookie was born.
Named After the Inn
Today, chocolate chips are a popular ingredient in a baker's pantry and they are used extensively in cookies, cakes, ice creams and a variety of other desserts.
What I used:
- Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- Chex Mix (Traditional flavor)
All I did was take a couple cookie dough pieces and press some Chex Mix into them. Then I just baked them according to the package for ~12 min. or so at 350 degrees.
In the photo on the right, there a sugar cookie too -- separate thing I was doing. :)
We are good at this! So tasty and unexpected! Sweet and salty and different textures from the Chex Mix! Yum! It's also a fun looking cookie. :)
It also gave me some ideas for thinking about using Chex Mix in other ways -- as part of a baked in topping on cornbread or maybe mashed up as a crust on chicken or pork etc.
Give it a try! We are good at this!