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Filled with the flavors of banana, chocolate and cherries, these easy cookies start with a cake mix for easy, fun cookies.

Banana Split Cake Mix Cookies | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Welcome to Taste and Tell Thursdays! Come link up your posts below!

I wasn’t going to post a dessert today, because I have a whole week of red velvet desserts coming to you next week. But then I realized that I haven’t even posted a dessert at all for 2 weeks now, and really, I don’t think I’ve ever gone that long without posting a dessert!!

So I am here with cookies. And not just any cookies. Banana Split Cake Mix Cookies. Now, I’ll admit that I do love a good cake mix cookie every once in awhile. And it’s pretty obvious that all of you do because the cake mix cookies I posted in 2007 are still the #2 recipe here. (Terrible picture an all!!) Today’s recipe has a few more ingredients mixed in, but you get an incredibly flavorful cookie with very little effort. You don’t even need a mixer – these come together by hand in a matter of minutes!! They are super soft and full of banana, chocolate and cherry flavors. And don’t forget the sprinkles!!

Banana Split Cake Mix Cookies | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Banana Split Cake Mix Cookies
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Filled with the flavors of banana, chocolate and cherries, these easy cookies start with a cake mix for easy, fun cookies.
Serves: 2-3 dozen cookies
  • 1 (15.25 oz) funfetti cake mix
  • 1 box (3.4 oz) instant banana pudding
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup maraschino cherries, roughly chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the cake mix, pudding mix, oil and eggs. Stir in the chocolate chips. Gently fold in the cherries.
  3. Form the dough into balls just larger than a walnut and place at least 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until set.

And now to the link up. First up, a few posts from last week that caught my eye!

Black Bottom Peanut Butter Icebox Pie from The Kitchen is My Playground
Black Bottom Peanut Butter Icebox Pie from The Kitchen is My Playground


BBQ Chicken Pizza Soup from Crumbs and Chaos
BBQ Chicken Pizza Soup from Crumbs and Chaos


Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Bake from Fabtastic Eats
Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Bake from Fabtastic Eats


Pomegrante Chocolate Chip Muffins from Half Baked Harvest
Pomegranate Chocolate Chip Muffins from Half Baked Harvest


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36 Responses to Banana Split Cake Mix Cookies {Taste and Tell Thursdays}

  1. I bet these are crazy good! Banana pudding has a way of just feeling so nostalgic and comforting!

  2. Deborah,
    Your cookies look lovely–soft, fluffy, and happy.

    Last night we polished off a zucchini triple chip spice cake that mixed up so easily thanks to a box of spice cake mix and a box of pudding. I love Cake Mix Doctor books because they give me so many ideas.

    I’m linking up a pizza made with broccoli, mushroom, and red onion–but with the addition of bacon my spouse is always wanting me to add to nearly everything.

    I’m also linking up a shockingly pink chili (next week you’ll be all about the red velvet? This week I’m all about the beets. It’s got me wondering if I can make a red velvet dessert using beets for coloring). This chili can be for vegetarians, carnivores, or whichever group isn’t eating beans these days.

    Thanks for hosting!

  3. Thanks for hosting! I love the idea of banana split cookies. Pinned!

  4. I honestly love cake mix cookies and am always looking for new combos of ingredients to try. These banana split cookies are such a creative, fun idea! Love the addition of the banana pudding mix.

  5. I absolutely adore cake mix cookies. What a fun twist…love the banana pudding and cherries in these! YUM!!! Thanks for the fun link up!

  6. Tieghan says:

    Thanks so much for featuring my Pomegranate Chocolate Chip Muffins! They were not intended for Valentines Day, but they sure a festive! Your cookies look awesome, thanks for the party!

  7. danielle says:

    My kids are going to love this – I need to try it.

  8. patsy says:

    those cookies look perfect for a quick and easy treat! I can’t wait to give them a try myself!

  9. Amanda says:

    Those cookies are AWESOME!!! You are genius. 🙂

  10. This. Is. Genius. So creative and delicious-looking!

  11. Kristy says:

    These are too fun!!

  12. Kristen says:

    What a fun cookie! My husband and son love banana splits – going to have to try this!

  13. I’m going to need to try this! How fun and it looks DELISH!

  14. Love that you can whip these together in a matter of minutes! I doubt anyone will complain that you posted a cookie recipe before a week of red velvet recipes. I can’t wait!!

    PS. Your photos from 2007 are better than mine in 2013, haha! 🙁

  15. Joanne says:

    I’ve actually never had a cake mix cookie! But I love all these mix-ins…and I bet these would be awesome with some vanilla ice cream!

  16. I love banana splits. What a great idea to create those flavors in a cookie. I love how easy these are to make! This recipe is definitely a keeper!

  17. Tasha says:

    These look amazing … plus I love bananas… and chocolate chips … and cherries … yum!

  18. Emily says:

    I don’t love maraschino cherries but I’d totally eat them if they were in those cookies!

  19. Melanie says:

    Mmmmm….I love cake mix cookies! These look great! Thanks for hosting the link party!

  20. teresa says:

    i love that you add banana pudding for that extra flavor, these are so fun! they make me want to throw a party!

  21. These sound absolutely incredible! Banana desserts make my heart swoon! And how crazy that you make them from a cake mix 🙂

  22. Thank you so much for featuring my Black Bottom Peanut Butter Pie, Deborah! Love, love, LOVE the banana split cookies idea … I will definitely be giving those little beauties a try! … And I might not even share. 🙂

  23. Karly says:

    Alright, so I’m not saying that your cake mix cookie pictures from way back when are terrible or anything, but for real. Why is it always the terrible photos that are the most popular? I’m considering doing away with my camera and just using my iPhone with the flash to take all future food shots. Pretty sure I’ll be a major hit.

    • Deborah says:

      @Karly, haha!! I’ve been redoing a lot of my old pictures, but I won’t touch that one because for some reason, it gets pinned like nobody’s business. I think you’re onto something!!

  24. Happier Than A Pig in Mud says:

    Your cookies sound great! It’s been a while since I’ve baked with banana, gotta correct that:@)

  25. I’m almost afraid to admit this, but I’ve never had a banana split! I know! Crazy. This summer, that’s my goal…

    Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

  26. What fun cookies! Do you think you can send me a dozen? 🙂

  27. Those cookies sound so good. I have to try them.

    The Tumbleweed Contessa is hosting a Super Bowl & Chili Party. Hope yu can drop by with these cookies. They would be a great hit.

    Thanks for hosting another great party and have a SUPER weekend.


  28. These cookies look delicious!!! I can’t wait to try. Thanks for sharing with us over at Real Housemoms for Fabulous Fridays! 🙂

  29. Woah. Not sure how I missed these. YUM.

  30. Lia says:

    Sooo easy to make!!
    Just made these tonight for my son to take to our church Youth Group bake sale this weekend. Hubby & son had to taste test & they loved them!! I’m sure they’ll be a hit!

  31. Kim says:

    These cookies look so good! I love a good banana split, but have never tried it in cookie form. I’ve added these to my Pinterest Cookie Recipe board so I can give them a try as soon as we get back to Cookie Fridays with the kids. Thanks for sharing!

  32. dc says:

    .”Form the dough into balls just larger than a walnut “.
    Hello, I don’t have an idea of what the above approximates to. Can you tell me in terms of teaspoons or tablespoons how much dough would I need to make the “walnut sized” measurement please?
    Thank you.

  33. dc says:

    Hello Ms. Deborah, you mentioned that these are soft cookies? What would you do to get them a bit firmer?
    Thank you.

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