This recipe for Chocolate Coconut Crunchers was a winner in the 1994 Bake-off contest. It was created by a former WAC named Betty, who used her prize money to buy a car which she named “The Chocolate Coconut Cruncher”. Every time I come across this recipe I picture Betty cruising down the highway in The Cruncher, so I figured it was high time to try the cookies.
I had half a box of cake mix (Devils Food) that needed using and decided to make a half batch. A half batch was still 30 cookies, so I changed my mind and scaled the recipe down even more to make 15 cookies. Things worked out well.
Using a 1/4 of a box of cake mix isn’t as ridiculous as it sounds because you can always use the rest of the cake mix in other things…..such as more cookies. I measured the cake mix after I weighed it and ¼ box ( 4.5625 oz) was about 1 cup plus ½ tablespoon.
Update: This recipe might need some adjustment, as the amount of cake mix in 1 box has changed.
- 18.25 oz German Chocolate Cake Mix (See Note)
- 2 sticks (8 oz) salted butter, softened
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- 1 cup chopped walnuts pecan
- 1 cup crushed corn flakes cereal or other cereal flakes
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 11/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine cake mix, butter and eggs in a large mixing bowl; mix well. Add coconut, walnuts, corn flakes, rolled oats and chocolate chips; mix well.
- Drop dough by tablespoons onto ungreased or foil lined cookie sheets. Flatten with glass dipped in sugar.