Snickers Bar Cookies

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Using candy bars in baking is nothing new, though I find that the recipes that include a candy bar within the ingredients tend to be pretty popular in the internet world. A candy bar is a treat in itself, so it’s no surprise that it sparks intrigue and interest when it is tucked inside of something just as decadent. I did a little investigating on my RecipeGirl Facebook Fan Page the other day… to see what was the favorite candy bar among my readers. Heath/Skor bars won by a mile (I agree!), but close behind were Butterfingers, Reeses, Twix and Snickers.

Snickers is the choice for my next baked good experiment: Snickers Bar Cookies. I picked up these babies for next to nothing on clearance after Valentine’s Day.

Here’s the how-to: Whip up my favorite chunky peanut butter cookie dough, and then roll the dough into little balls. **Please note: I am not a professional hand model. I wish I were. And if you have any skill in reading palms, let me know- I’d be up for hearing what’s in my future.

Pat those cookie balls into little pancakes.

A mini snickers bar is placed on top of each peanut butter cookie pancake.

Wrap those peanut butter cookie pancakes around the snickers. Hide the candy bar completely with the peanut butter cookie dough.

On a cookie sheet, you’re going to lightly flatten the cookie dough wrapped snickers with a sugared fork. Why sugared? Try it without sugar and you’ll realize why 🙂

Criss cross. Just because that’s what you’re supposed to do with peanut butter cookies.

Add a few pieces of chopped snickers on top (you want as much candy bar stuff in this cookie as you can possibly get). I think you’ll agree that it’s best that way.

Here’s the Snickers Bar Cookie- all baked up and ready to eat.

If you eat it warm, you’ll come across ooey-gooey Snickers Bar-stuff inside.

Or plate them, and serve them up later.

I brought these as a little gift for two of my favorite food blogging friends (Jenny and Mandy) when we met for breakfast recently. Mandy had her three beautiful girls with her, and they promptly chowed down on my Snickers Bar Cookies. Kid Approved 🙂 So what do you think? Are candy bars in cookies a good idea? What’s your fave?

Snicker's Bar Cookies

Candy bars make everything taste better (that's my opinion)...

Yield: About 20 cookies

Prep Time:30 min + chill time

Cook Time:10 min


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (11.5 ounce) package Snickers Miniatures (or similar amount cut into chunks)


1. Line cookie sheet or two with parchment paper or silpat mats.

2. In a large bowl, combine butter, peanut butter and sugars using a mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and mix until thoroughly combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Mix flour into peanut butter mixture; mix until just combined. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill dough for at least 2 hours.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Unwrap Snickers. Shape dough into 1-inch balls (about 1 rounded Tablespoon). Flatten ball in your hand and place a mini Snickers Bar on top. Wrap dough around the candy and place on cookie sheet. Use a sugared fork to criss-cross the top of the cookie and press down slightly. Cut up some extra, smaller chunks of Snickers Bar and place 2 or 3 on top of each cookie. Spread out the cookies so that there are only 6 or 8 per cookie sheet (they'll spread out a bit).

4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until cookies are set.


Other candy bar cookie recipes you might enjoy:
Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Chip Cookies by RecipeGirl
Chocolate Fudge Butterfinger Cookies by Picky Palate
Rolo Cookies by Two Peas & Their Pod

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  • ProChef360 wrote:

    Your cookies looks yummy. I eat snickers but I didn’t know until now that it is good for baking cookies too.

  • Jotubby wrote:

    I made these cookies today with my 7 year old daughter – they are so delicious. They would be so yummy served warm with ice cream. These will definitely be a favourite in our house.

  • martha wrote:

    These look delicious. I love snickers in brownies but never really thought about using them in cookies. Now I will. Thanks.

  • Deliciously Organic wrote:

    Next time I’m in the mood to splurge I’m making these. Yum!

  • Briana wrote:

    These look fantastic! My husband has a snickers eating problem, his rational “They provide immediate energy from the sugar and long lasting energy from the peanuts”. I am going to use his rational and say the peanut butter cookie addition only adds to the “energy boosting” power 😉 Thanks for sharing!

  • Sandy wrote:

    Those cookies look so yummy! My daughter wants to go to the store right now and buy some snickers! We have only recently joined the blogging world and we love telling stories about our 12 children and sharing our favorite recipes. Please visit us!

  • megan wrote:

    I can’t believe I haven’t made any of these yet! You guys and your candy bar cookies are making me hungry 🙂

  • g. wrote:

    Swooning big time!! Snickers heaven. xo.

  • Katrina wrote:

    Those look good and simple.

  • Patricia wrote:

    Nice to create something that looks so delicious with pantry items plus Snickers!

  • Amanda wrote:

    Lori, I just love every thing about these cookies. Love! xoxo!

  • Liz wrote:

    Mmm, nothing better than a cookie stuffed with candy bar! As for the palm reading – I see many sweet things in your future. 😉

  • Ang wrote:

    This is a brilliant idea! I’m new to your site and I think I’m hooked. Love your recipes and fun ideas. I need to make these cookies asap!

  • Barbara wrote:

    Deadly recipe! I’m having mine with Heath bars! 🙂

  • VeggieGirl wrote:

    My best friend LOOOOVES Snickers – I shall make these for him 🙂

  • Sharlene wrote:

    This looks yummy! I’ve only tried stuffing cookies with Oreos but I’m sure this is equally delicious.

  • Tracy wrote:

    These look great!

  • Leslie Green wrote:

    Yum..and thats all I have to say about that! 🙂

  • Katrina wrote:

    These look amazing! Yum!

  • Katie@Cozydelicious wrote:

    Oh man, there is just so much snickers packed in there! Yum!!