Shortcut Coconut-Pecan Chocolate Tassies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling


about 3 dozen

Updated: Nov. 16, 2023
You can garnish these cookies with pecan halves or a couple of chocolate chips before baking, or drizzle with a little melted chocolate after taking them out of the oven. —Deb Villenauve, Krakow, Wisconsin
Shortcut Coconut-Pecan Chocolate Tassies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 3/4 cup coconut-pecan frosting
  • Optional: Pecan halves or melted semisweet chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Mix cake mix and oats; stir in egg and melted butter. Shape mixture into 1-in. balls. Press onto bottoms and up sides of 36 greased mini muffin cups.
  2. Bake just until set, 8-10 minutes. Cool slightly before removing to wire racks; cool completely.
  3. Top each with about 1 teaspoon frosting. If desired, top with pecans or drizzle with melted chocolate.

Test Kitchen tips
  • It’s a little tricky to tell when the cake cups are done baking. When they are “set” they’ll look more matte than glossy.
  • If you love German chocolate cake, you’ll love these little bite-sized versions.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 tassie: 94 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.