Cap’n Crunch Peanut Butter Cookie Stackers

Wahoo, it’s Thursday already!! Hope everyone is having  a great week 🙂

Does everyone else have kids who BEG for all the sugary cereal like mine do?! It is a constant battle with my two 🙂  We don’t buy it all the time, but I caved in last week and picked up some good ol’ Cap’n Crunch. Before my boys devoured the entire box within a day, I created a cookie with bits of Cap’n Crunch inside! Can I just say these are so crazy good. I typically get rid of all my goodies after I sample, but holy cow I had at least a half dozen of these. I love the little crispy bits of Cap’n Crunch in each bite of cookie. Just wait till you try these 🙂

Hope you all enjoy!!

Cap’n Crunch Peanut Butter Cookie Stackers

7 Tablespoons softened butter

1/2 Cup granulated sugar

1/2 Cup packed light brown sugar

1/2 Cup creamy peanut butter

1 egg

1 Tablespoon pure vanilla

1 Cup all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup Cap’n Crunch Cereal, crushed with rolling pin

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand or electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars until well combined. Beat in peanut butter until combined then beat in the egg and vanilla.

2. In a large bowl mix the flour baking soda and salt. Slowly add to wet ingredients on slow speed. Add in Cap’n Crunch Cereal until just combined. With a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. With the tines of a fork, press gently forming a criss cross shape over tops. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until baked to your liking.

2 1/2 dozen cookies


Happy Baking 🙂  See you soon!

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52 Responses
  1. erin

    Another successful bake from a Picky Palate recipe!! These are DELICIOUS! This makes recipe three from the site for me… so far, no problems. Awesome!!

  2. Fuji Mama

    I think I’m the one with the sugary cereal problem–that’s why I never buy it! If I have a small bowl, I can’t restrain myself from having follow bowls… But maybe I could have enough self-control to get the cereal into some cookies…

  3. Jamie

    I haven’t had Cap’n Crunch in years. It was one of my favorite cereals growing up. I’m going to have my girls help me make these cookies. I love the photo of the ceral box in the background with the cookies in front…..very cool!

  4. Stacey

    We just made these and since all we had in our home was PB Cap’n Crunch we used that instead. They are very yummy! I can’t wait to try using crushed Cap’n Crunch on other things too. The french toast idea sounds so good.

  5. Sarah

    I love the versatility of Captain Crunch. I’ve used it to bread french toast with in the past, and even chicken. Have you tried either?

  6. Melissa

    I can’t wait to try these! I’ve been looking for a recipe using this cereal for ages. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Jen @ How To: Simplify

    Oh my goodness…I’m in love with this recipe! Cap’n Crunch was one of my favorite cereals growing up! I’m sure I would devour these in a heartbeat!

  8. Maggy

    These are great! And I absolutely LOVE the photo with the cookies and the box in the background. COOL!

  9. Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker

    These sound awesome! I can’t wait to try them!

    I also need to pick up that honey roasted peanut butter I see!

  10. Terri Ab

    Capn Crunch is my favorite cereal! These look terrific, although having the rest of the box of cereal in my house might not be a good idea, since I myself can finish a box off in two days.

  11. Maggie

    At our house, we call sugary cereals “weekend cereal.” The girls (6 & 8) are allowed to eat it (one bowl) on any weekend day only (and vacation). That way, it avoids the “please, please, please.” They know just when they can have it and don’t bother to ask other times. And sometimes they forget! And despite the fact that that we have no less than 8 varieties of non-weekend cereal at any given time, we only buy one kind of weekend cereal at a time. No trying a new flavor until the old one is gone.

  12. Jessica B.

    I was thinking of you yesterday as we enjoyed a “rain morning” housebound. I made Peanut Butter Playdough (1 cup peanut butter, 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup honey…mix and play! Put out edible decorations to make it more fun: pretzels, raisins, chocolate chips etc) and let the kids create masterpieces with our new Star Wars Cookie Cutters! Love the Cap’n Crunch idea!

  13. Kristina

    I love using cereal to bake with!! I’ve been thinking of using my Peanut Butter Puffins (kinda like PB Cap’n, my favorite!!) in a cookie or bar… ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love all of your photos, always… but today especially, neat views. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Alyson

    Love the picture! Looks like the Captain himself can’t wait to gobble them up!!! The look delish ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Katherine

    When is the last time anyone saw a recipe like this on a blog? Wow, can’t wait to make these treats!

  16. Katrina

    Awesome, love stuff like this. You could also use the PB Cap’n Crunch and kick up the pb even more.

    I’m going to try your ice cream chocolate chip cookies today.

  17. Jocelyn

    omg… peanut butter + captin crunch! You have blended two of my very favorite things!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yummy!

  18. Tamara Bennett

    I’ll definately be trying these! This was my fav cereal growing up! Yummo! Can’t wait to go to the grocery!

  19. Helen

    These look lovely. Cereal in cookies is the best thing. It adds that extra crunch. What a great pressie for Father’s Day!

  20. Aqui na Cozinha

    What a delicious cookie, sorry you can not find peanut butter here in Brazil, so easily. I used Google Translator.
    Patty Martins


  21. Carolin

    Oh my, anything with Captain Crunch is good, have to make these! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes.

  22. Amanda :)

    Uh oh- if Kevin sees this, I know what I’m making tonight! Capโ€™n Crunch is his favorite cereal too! They look super, super yummy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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