This muddy buddy cookie cake is the perfect mix of healthy and decadent wrapped in one. It’s your classic peanut butter cookie, made with all natural ingredients, but packs a crunch with bits and pieces of puppy chow. Just enough sweetness to make you go back for more. 

Memorial day is just four short days away. In American fashion, a summertime holiday calls for a cookout. It’s tradition in my family to have a potluck style cookout. The host handles the grilled meats and sometimes veggies, but the guests invited provide the extras, potato salads, pasta salads, regular salads, chips and dip, and my favorite extra the desserts.

If you are anything like me life has been busy and although you know a year in advance that this cookout will be happening you probably haven’t even begun to think about what to bring. So today I wanted to share a quick, easy dessert I shared on my blog that takes minimal prep time, and minimal ingredients. In fact I would be willing to bet that you have all the ingredients already at your house.

Everyone loves cookies right. But what I don’t love about cookies is rolling them all out into balls, then flattening them, and so on. So I created a cookie cake. Simply stir up your dough and then place it in a greased pie pan.

This particular cookie cake appeals to those peanut butter lovers, and is actually made from all natural whole ingredients (minus the add in that you could totally leave out).

I added General Mills Chocolate Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies into my batter, for a fun spin on the classic peanut butter cookie. I loved the added crunch it gave the soft, gooey and warm cookie center.

So this Memorial Day, take it easy and make my Muddy Buddy Cookie Cake!


  • 1 cup nut butter (I used 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter and 1/2 cup creamy)
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup nektar honey crystals
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/3 cup crushed muddy buddies


Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix ingredients together, and mix in crushed muddy buddies. In a greased round pan spread cookie dough out evenly. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until top is golden brown. Enjoy!


Can be paleo if you use almond/cashew butter. Feel free to customize your add ins, can substitute for anything!