Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Cookies with Coconut MnM’s

Chewy, chocolate cookies explode with caramel and coconut flavor!

The other day at Target I saw the new coconut flavored MnM’s, and it gave me the idea for this cookie.

A stack of chocolate cookies with M&Ms

Holy goodness. Yes, they are really just as good as they look – better even! AND they kinda taste a little bit like Samoas.

A sheet pan with chocolate cookie dough and M&Ms
I dusted some of the cookies with powdered sugar, and left some without, because they kind of take away from the pretty spring colors of the MnMs.
A piece of chocolate cookie with M&Ms

They are huge – I actually cut them in half when I stored them because my kids see giant cookies and think I’m actually going to let them eat the whole thing. They have done well stored in an airtight container.

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A stack of chocolate cookies with M&Ms

Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Cookies with Coconut MnM's

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 10 tbsp salted butter softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 dozen caramels such as Kraft
  • 2 bags of coconut MnMs
  • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • Whip together butter and sugars on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about four minutes.
  • Mix in eggs and vanilla, one at a time, stirring after each addition until combined.
  • Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix on low speed just until combined.
  • Place a one tablespoon scoop of dough on a cookie sheet, and gently press a caramel in the center. (I use a cookie scoop, which yields around a tablespoon).
  • Top with another tablespoon of dough and press edges of the dough around the caramel, so the caramel is completely covered.
  • Top each ball of dough with about eight or nine coconut MnMs.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes. Allow to cool for five minutes on the cookie sheet before removing to a cooling rack.
  • Dust with powdered sugar (optional).

For more delicious spring treats, try these:

Strawberry Lemon Ice Box Cake

Strawberry Lemonade Icebox Cake

 Rice Crispy Cookies with Choclate & Butterscotch Chips

Rice Krispy Cookies with Chocolate & Butterscotch Chips

Chocolate and Coconut Creme Krispie Treats

Chocolate & Coconut Creme Rice Krispy Treats

For all desserts go HERE and all recipes go HERE.

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Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. These look amazing! Piece of advice to others…follow the directions exactly! 🙂 I wanted to take them to my sister in laws for Easter, but could not find the coconut m&m’s. I got the plain ones, and decided to add coconut to the chocolate dough. Bad idea. They BURNED on the bottom, and there were still a few minutes of cook time left! I guess it had to do with the oils in the coconut cooking out. Next time I will make sure to find the coconut m&m’s. Lesson learned :/

  2. These look amazing! Piece of advice to others…follow the directions exactly! 🙂 I wanted to take them to my sister in laws for Easter, but could not find the coconut m&m’s. I got the plain ones, and decided to add coconut to the chocolate dough. Bad idea. They BURNED on the bottom, and there were still a few minutes of cook time left! I guess it had to do with the oils in the coconut cooking out. Next time I will make sure to find the coconut m&m’s. Lesson learned :/

  3. Oh My !!! I am seriously making these this weekend! How Yummy! Thank you for sharing, I saw your cookies on Fox Hollow’s Page and had to come over to say ‘hi’! Swing by The Humblenest of Mrs V when you get a chance! Thanks!

  4. Coconut M&M’s…? Coconut M&M’s….? I didn’t know there were coconut M&M’s..! Coconut and chocolate? My fave combo! I need to go look for these! And then make these cookies!

  5. These look amazing!! YUM!! Your Facebook posts have stopped showing up on my feeds. I hate that!!

  6. Oh yum, these sound amazing! Trying to pin them, but I’m having the same issue you were… I’ll come back and try again though, cuz YUM!