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Snickers Cookies Recipe (with step-by-step photos)

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!)

Snickers Cookies Recipe

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. 

Ingredients for Snickers cookie recipe

Snickers Cookies Recipe

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:

I didn’t add chocolate chips to this recipe because I wanted it to be purely Snickers goodness — nougat, peanuts, caramel and chocolate.

Tools you need to make cookies with snickers

Snickers Cookies Recipe

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.

How to bake Snickers cookies

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!

Other cookie recipes for your holiday cookie tray

Already thinking of cookie recipes for the holidays? These are perfect.

Chewy M&M cookies are the best kind of chocolate chip cookies — soft and chewy, so chocolatey and a breeze to make.

Baking these chewy ginger molasses cookies will make your home smell like Christmas. So bake a batch and get into the holiday spirit.

Meringue cornflake cookies are delightfully chewy, filled with crunchy cornflakes and bursting with bits of chocolate chips. It’s the kind of cookie you’d love to eat on a cold winter day, sitting by the fire, sipping hot chocolate or warm milk.

White chocolate pistachio cookies — delightfully sweet and salty in one delicious bite.

Snickers Cookies Recipe

Snickers Cookies

Author: Jolina
Snickers cookies are packed with pieces of Snickers candy bar in every bite. Perfect for Halloween, Christmas or to satisfy your daily cookie cravings!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine North American
Servings 15 cookies
Calories 143 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • 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.
    How to Make Snickers Cookie Recipe
  • 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.
    How to Make Snickers Cookie Recipe
  • Add your flour mixture into your butter mixture and stir on low speed until combined and no more streaks of flour remain.
    How to Make Snickers Cookie Recipe
  • Add your chopped Snickers chocolate and stir using a spatula or wooden spoon until evenly distributed.
    How to Make Snickers Cookie Recipe
  • 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.

Video

Notes

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. See post for complete step-by-step photos.

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 126mgPotassium: 28mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 189IUCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information are estimates only.

Keyword Christmas, Cookie Swap, Easy, Halloween, Holiday Baking
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Happy baking!

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.

Rate the Recipe




Erina

Saturday 6th of November 2021

These were so great to make using leftover snickers from Halloween! So easy and the kids loved them!

Jolina

Monday 8th of November 2021

These snickers cookies are the best :) Glad you and the kids liked them Erina! :)

L

Wednesday 29th of September 2021

How many regular size snickers bars would be needed? Can’t get the minis here.

Jolina

Monday 4th of October 2021

The minis look like they’re about half the size of the regular bar so you’ll need 5-6 of those.

Debbie

Sunday 25th of October 2020

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!

Jolina

Monday 26th of October 2020

Glad you and the kids liked them Debbie! Happy baking :)

Andrea

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

You can never go wrong with a Snickers cookie, and this one sounds perfect! I can't wait to try!

Mary

Sunday 11th of October 2020

Snickers are my absolute favorite and this recipe was very easy to follow!! Thanks!

Jolina

Wednesday 14th of October 2020

That's awesome Mary! Glad you liked them. We love snickers too!