The Richest Lunch Box Cookies Ever

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 965
Yield: 4 dozen
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:


2 (3 1/2-ounce) caramel-filled Swiss chocolate bar, such as Lindt
2 ounces bittersweet or semisweet baking chocolate
2 ounces white chocolate
1 cup pecan halves
1 1/2 cups regular oatmeal, divided (not quick-cooking)
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups lightly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda


Preheat oven to 350°. Break caramel bars at natural sections. Cut sections into small chunks with a sharp knife. (You may chill bars first if you like—it helps to keep caramel from oozing out too much as you cut them.) Set chunks aside. Grate bittersweet or semisweet chocolate and white chocolate.

Chop pecans. Place 1/2 cup oatmeal in blender, and blend at high speed until oatmeal turns to powder. In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar, salt, and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs, and beat well. Stir in the flour, powdered oatmeal, remaining oatmeal, baking powder, and baking soda. Add caramel chunks, both grated chocolates, and pecans, and mix just to combine.

Using 2 spoons or your hands, form balls the size of large walnuts. Place them in rows about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10–15 minutes until golden brown. Remove cookies from sheet, and cool on a rack. When cool, store cookies in an airtight container.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 965
Calories from Fat: 500

This The Richest Lunch Box Cookies Ever recipe is from the Recipe Hall of Fame Guilty Pleasures Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

"I must say this is the best recipe software I have ever owned."

"Your DVO cookbook software saves me time and money!"
-Mary Ann

"Call it nutrition software, meal planning software, cooking software, recipe manager, or whatever you want. It is the software I use to stay healthy!"

"Your software is the best recipe organizer and menu planner out there!"

"Thank you so very much for creating such a wonderful cooking recipe program. I think this is the best recipe program there is!"

"I saw lots of recipe software for PC computers but I was having a hard time finding really good mac recipe software. I'm so glad I discovered Cook'n! It's so nice to have all my recipes in a computer recipe organizer. Cook'n has saved me so much time with meal planning and the recipe nutrition calculator is amazing!!!

My favorite is the Cook'n Recipe App.