Snickers cookies are soft, chewy and packed with pieces of Snickers candy bar in every bite. Perfect for Halloween, Christmas or to satisfy your daily cookie cravings!
(Love candy bar cookies? Try these super chocolatey double chocolate chunk cookies made with Trader Joe’s Pound Plus chocolate bars. Addicting!)
Halloween is going to look a little different this year but one thing’s not going to change: Halloween candy!
We simply cannot resist buying those special boxes of Halloween chocolate and candy bars. Who says Halloween treats are just for kids?
We regret it as soon as we get home, of course. Because now we have 200 pieces of chocolate to eat all by ourselves lol.
I do love baking with candy bars though. And these Snicker surprise cookies are in my top 3.
Soft and chewy, easy to make, always a hit. They’re perfect for your Christmas cookie tray too.
To make this Snickers cookie recipe, you’ll need Snickers Minis (regular-sized Snickers bars or Snickers bites will work too).
In addition, you’ll need pantry staples:
- All purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Unsalted butter
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
I didn’t add chocolate chips to this recipe because I wanted it to be purely Snickers goodness — nougat, peanuts, caramel and chocolate.
I like using my stand mixer to cream the butter and sugar but a handheld electric mixer works too.
When baking cookies, I find a cookie scoop very useful so I always get evenly sized cookies. I also almost always line my cookie sheet with parchment paper (or a Silpat mat) for easy cleanup.
These Snickers cookies are so easy to make!
1 PREP. Preheat your oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2 COMBINE. In a medium bowl, stir your dry ingredients until combined: all purpose flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
3 CREAM. In a large bowl using an electric hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream your butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes on medium speed). Add the egg and vanilla extract and continue to beat until incorporated.
4 ADD FLOUR. Add your flour mixture into your butter mixture and stir on low speed until combined and no more streaks of flour remain.
5 STIR SNICKERS. Add your chopped Snickers chocolate and stir using a spatula or wooden spoon until evenly distributed.
6 SCOOP. Drop or scoop your cookie dough (a heaping tablespoonful) into your prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes or until they start to brown on the edges. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
To store, keep the Snicker cookies in an airtight container or a cookie jar on the counter. They should keep for about a week.
These cookies are perfect with milk, as a snack, as a treat after a long day at work. They’re easy to whip up and so good! Enjoy!
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- 1¼ cup all purpose flour
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
- ¾ cup brown sugar packed
- 1 pc large egg room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 12 pcs Snickers Minis each mini cut into 6 pieces
- Preheat your oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, stir your dry ingredients until combined: 1¼ cups all purpose flour, 2 tbsp cornstarch, ½ tsp baking soda and ½ tsp salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl using an electric hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream ½ cup butter and ¾ cup brown sugar until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes on medium speed). Add the egg and 1 tsp vanilla extract and continue to beat until incorporated.
- Add your flour mixture into your butter mixture and stir on low speed until combined and no more streaks of flour remain.
- Add your chopped Snickers chocolate and stir using a spatula or wooden spoon until evenly distributed.
- Drop or scoop your cookie dough (a heaping tablespoonful) into your prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes or until they start to brown on the edges. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
- The yield/number of cookies depends on how big or small you scoop your cookie dough. I use a medium cookie scoop and make 15 cookies.
- You can use regular sized Snickers chocolate bars. The minis look like they’re about half the size of the regular bar so you’ll need 5-6 of those.
- See post for complete step-by-step photos.
Nutritional information are estimates only.
Did you make Snickers cookies? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.
If you’re looking for other leftover snickers recipes or other candy bar cookie recipes, check out this collection of recipes using leftover Halloween candies and chocolates.
I’m not sure what I did wrong here. I followed the recipe excat but I did use a baking spread instead of real butter so maybe that’s why, but my cookies spread loads and we’re very very thin. I mean they still taste good but they don’t look great! 🙁
Hi Marla, unfortunately baking spread is not a great substitute for butter in baking.
This will be my first time with this recipe. Looks super easy and sounds great. I’m hoping they are as great as the reviews I’ve read. Happy Holidays !
Enjoy! Happy Holidays!
Thanks Bobbi! They make for a nice addition to a holiday cookie tray too 🙂
If you wanted to freeze these, would you freeze the dough or make the cookies and freeze those? Thanks!
Hi Leigh, I would freeze the dough than the cookies.
I used leftover Halloween snickers to make these – turned out amazing. Thank you for this recipe!
Glad you liked them Liz!
Hi Jolina I’ve made your snickers cookies many ties the dough is great to use on many kinds of chocolates not just on snickers. Thanks for the recipe!
Yes I agree! It’s a very versatile dough. Glad you like them!
These were so great to make using leftover snickers from Halloween! So easy and the kids loved them!
These snickers cookies are the best 🙂 Glad you and the kids liked them Erina! 🙂
How many regular size snickers bars would be needed? Can’t get the minis here.
The minis look like they’re about half the size of the regular bar so you’ll need 5-6 of those.
These were a hit! My kids gobbled them up. The basic cookie dough looks like it will work with other candy too and we’re excited to try different kinds. Thanks for the recipe!
Glad you and the kids liked them Debbie! Happy baking 🙂
You can never go wrong with a Snickers cookie, and this one sounds perfect! I can’t wait to try!
Snickers are my absolute favorite and this recipe was very easy to follow!! Thanks!
That’s awesome Mary! Glad you liked them. We love snickers too!
This is such a delicious way to use up some candy! My boys get so much candy every year and it’s great to have something else than to just eat the candy up.
I love it!!! I can’t wait to bake me some cookies, thank you so much.
I love snickers and can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!