I had to work this weekend, and although I love my job, working on a Saturday really isn’t my thing. Unless, of course, you are working on the set of a photo shoot and get to take a bunch of swag, like chocolate and cereal, with you. That helps to make working on a Saturday not so bad.

Baking with chocolate isn’t something I do frequently because chocolate is expensive and I find it hard to justify buying something expensive that I don’t really need. But let’s face it, we all have that drawer in our homes that has a half a bag of chocolate chips, and another quarter bag of white chocolate chips, and so on.

And so, after Saturday’s photo shoot, I came home with three half bags of chocolate to add to my already growing stash. What’s a girl to make when she has a whole bunch of mismatched chocolate and cereal on her hands? Chocolate Dumpster Cookies, of course! Upon first glance, you might think I made a typo. Only a quarter cup of flour is no mistake. It’s quite amazing, actually, that these cookies come together and taste as delicious as they do. Except when you combine chocolate, nuts, more chocolate and some yummy cereal it’s not really hard to believe they’re gooey, dense and 100% divine.

Chocolate Dumpster Cookies
Ingredients

*6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
*2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
*1/3 cup butter
*3 large eggs
*1 cup sugar
*1/4 cup flour
*1/2 teaspoon baking powder
*1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
*1/8 tsp. salt
*1 1/3 cups Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran cereal (or other cereal of choice)
*2/3 cup rolled oats
*1/3 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)
*6 oz. white chocolate chips
*6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chunks

Instructions
*Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchmen paper or Silpat baking mat. Set aside.
*In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate and the butter. Stir frequently until chocolate and butter are melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Set aside.
*With an electric mixer, beat together eggs and sugar until well combined. Add in the chocolate and beat until combined. Then, add in the flour, baking powder, vanilla and salt and beat until just combined.
*Stir in cereal, oats, chopped nuts, and chocolate chips and chocolate chunks by hand until well combined.
*Spoon by heaping tablespoons onto baking sheet, about 2 inches apart, and bake for 15 minutes. Cool completely on baking sheet and enjoy!

Happy Baking!

Madison

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  • http://www.blueeyedbakers.com The Blue-Eyed Bakers

    Um yes please! We love the idea of dumping all that goodness into one gooey, chocolately cookie!

  • http://myfirstkitchen.blogspot.com/ Helena

    The name is kind of degrading, but they look AWEsome :)

  • http://keepitsweetblog.com Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    These look delicious!! I'd love to be paid in chocolate:-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11863427572750525283 Natalie

    we're getting ready to move soon so i am frantically trying to use up ingredients. I think I'll be making several “dumpster” desserts :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08266961453200555850 wendyywy @ Table for 2….. or more

    I don't mind having these dumped at my place.
    Haha.
    I'm trying to clear my pantry too now. I'm going to move in a month's time. Been trying to clear it for months.. still am clearing. LOL.

  • http://cakestacks.blogspot.com/ Molly

    These look amazing! Thanks for the idea…and the Sugar Rush!

  • L Vanderkirk

    Gives new motivation for Dumpster Diving!