Chocolate and Caramel Compost Cookies

Cocoa Puffs® cereal and potato chips add a crunch in these chocolate and caramel cookies – perfect for dessert.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 24

3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup shortening
2
tablespoons coffee grounds from brewed coffee
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
1
egg
2
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
bag (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
1 1/2
cups slightly crushed rippled potato chips
1 1/2
cups Cocoa Puffs™ cereal
30
round chewy caramels in milk chocolate (from 12-oz bag), unwrapped, cut into quarters

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, sugar, butter and shortening with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • 2 Add coffee grounds, vanilla and egg; beat on low speed until blended.
  • 3 Add flour, baking soda and salt; beat until soft dough forms. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • 4 Onto cookie sheets, drop dough by 1/4-cupfuls 2 inches apart. Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 4 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely before storing in airtight container.

Expert Tips

These are the perfect cookies to use up your leftover potato chips, cereals, candies and even coffee grounds.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
20g
20%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.