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Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies

These Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies look like a typical peanut butter cookie… But there’s a delicious Snickers candy bar surprise inside each one!

Overhead view of peanut butter Snickers cookies on a baking rack with one cut in half to show Snickers inside with flowered tea towel in the background and recipe title at top

(This recipe for Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies was originally posted in December 2010, but was updated with new photos in 2019).

If a dessert involves peanut butter, I will eat it. Scratch that, if a FOOD involves peanut butter, I will eat it. Let’s not discount the beauty of peanut butter sauces that go with savory dishes.  When I saw this recipe for peanut butter Snickers cookies on the Better Homes and Gardens website, I had just been trying to decide what kind of cookies to make and it made my choice way too easy. However, they call them “peanut butter chocolate cookies” and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what chocolate-covered-caramel-topped nougat bars with peanuts were. Then I realized, duh, Snickers. What else would chocolate-covered-caramel-topped nougat bars with peanuts be??

Now, before I jump into the recipe, I just need to say that these peanut butter cookies are ON POINT. Even if you’re not into the whole Snickers idea, make these without when you just want a good peanut butter cookie. I’ve been searching high and low for the perfect recipe and this is it.

PEANUT BUTTER SNICKERS COOKIES RECIPE

Like I said, the peanut butter base for these cookies is just awesome. And so, so easy to make. You don’t technically need a stand mixer to make them, though I tend to make all cookies in my stand mixer. As long as your butter is soft enough, you can even mix these in a bowl with a whisk or spatula.

The mixture will resemble coarse crumbs until you beat in the stick of butter and 1/2 cup of peanut butter. Then you’ll have a peanut butter cookie batter that will be hard not to eat raw. Technically, there are no eggs in this batter, so you could eat it!

Collage showing process for making peanut butter Snickers cookies, including dry ingredients in a mixing bowl with peanut butter and stick of butter, ingredients mixed to form coarse crumbs, and ingredients mixed into batterNow comes the futile task of unwrapping all your mini Snickers. Boo. But trust me, it’s worth it! If you can’t find the minis, you can buy full-size bars and just cut them into 1-inch squares.

Make a little circle with about 1 Tbsp of the dough. Put the Snickers in the center and shape the dough around the candy to make a ball. Easy!

Collage showing process for forming peanut butter cookie dough around Snickers, including dough folded around mini candy bar and dough formed into ball

Put the cookies on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes, until they’re just turning golden.

And then you’re ready to indulge in a great big batch of peanut butter Snickers cookies. How cool is it that when the cookies are baked, you can’t even tell there’s a Snickers in the middle? They just look like regular old peanut butter cookies!
Overhead view of four peanut butter Snickers cookies on a baking rack over a flowered tea towel with mini Snickers bars, bowl of peanut butter, and glass of milk in background

Oh, but there is! And I’m obsessed with the way these cookies look when you cut them in half. Look at that Snickers in all of its glory!

Head-on closeup view of two halves of a peanut butter Snickers cookie stacked on top of each other so you can see the Snickers in the middle

And there you have the most amazing peanut butter Snickers cookie ever. Yes, I am getting way too excited about a pretty simple peanut butter cookie, but I cannot help it. It’s that good. And I can rest easy now knowing I have the perfect recipe. And now I can’t stop thinking about all the other candy bars I could bake into these peanut butter cookies. Snickers is great and all, but a Midnight Milky Way mini in the middle of a peanut butter cookie? Somebody hold me.
Overhead view of peanut butter Snickers cookies on a baking rack with one cut in half to show Snickers inside with flowered tea towel in the background
Just one warning… This recipe makes 24 peanut butter Snickers cookies and they are seriously addicting. They’re also small cookies, so it can be way too easy to just keep popping them in your mouth! Proceed with caution. But please do proceed.
I know I said these are the most amazing peanut butter cookies ever, but since writing this post, I’ve also discovered these peanut butter cookies, which are also the best ever! If you’re just here for the Snickers, check out this White Chocolate Snickers Cheesecake from The Itsy-Bitsy Kitchen!
Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies
Prep Time
14 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
29 mins
 

These Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies look like a typical peanut butter cookie... But there's a delicious Snickers candy bar surprise inside each one!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Candy Bar Cookies, Cookies with Snickers, Peanut Butter Cookies
Servings: 2 dozen cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 24 Mini Snickers Bars
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Add butter and peanut butter and beat to combine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  3. Mix in honey and milk until it’s well combined.

  4. Make a circle with about 1 Tbsp of dough. Put a mini Snickers in the center and shape the dough around the candy to make a ball.

  5. Put the cookies about an inch apart on a cookie sheet and bake for about 12-14 minutes, until cookies are just turning golden.

Recipe Notes

 

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21 Responses to "Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies"

  1. VeggieGirl says:

    HOLY FREAKING YUM!!

  2. Darius T. Williams says:

    I gotta admit these look great! I bet they tasted even better!

  3. Nicole says:

    I can’t wait to try these out. I LOVED your Peanut Butter Toffee cookies that I baked recently. These look simply delicious too!

  4. Sara says:

    your pictures came out really well 🙂

    still cant’ believe they flatten like that! i am so intruiged.

  5. Sassy Molassy says:

    That’s amazing. I just made the pb cookies that you put a choc kiss in the middle AFTER they’re done, last night. Yum yum!

  6. dmb5_libra says:

    i am totally making these tomorrow to give out for christmas….thanks y’all!!!!!

  7. Heather says:

    mmm those look so good! i love the honey! and the snickers! i’ll bet they’re so tasty 🙂

  8. Alya says:

    Oh my! They look amazing! I can’t believe they turn out like that!

  9. Piee and JSBanana says:

    I saw that I drooled. These look sooooooo goood! I’m going to make these for my boyfriend…he’s a peanut lover!

    -Piee

  10. dmb5_libra says:

    i made these cookies last Satruday and boy were they a hit! thanks! 🙂

  11. ~Madeline~ says:

    I am CRAZY about the snickers idea! Just when I thought peanut butter cookies couldn’t get any better…now you’ve gone and done it 😉

  12. Anonymous says:

    Please do not overcook!!! I made these, I thought they could use another minute or so.. I WAS WRONG! Snickers starts oozing out of the cookie! Make sure you ONLY bake for 15min and cool for at least 2 min on pan before removing. otherwise these are soo good! I am thinking of trying Rolos and Mini Peanut Butter Cups!

  13. meg says:

    Hi there, did you guys use unsalted butter or salted??

    thanks!

  14. We Are Not Martha says:

    Hey Meg! We used unsalted butter. You should generally always use unsalted when baking, unless the recipe says otherwise. If you make the cookies, let us know how they come out! 🙂

  15. Gayle says:

    I made these last night… they were fabulous! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  16. emrlds says:

    i think i went into a coma of happiness after making and promptly eating a few of these. it has to be the honey! sooo good!

  17. savings says:

    these are soo good! i made a batch with hershey hugs, and offered them up for a few friends we had over. there were only 4 left when they were through! i think next time i’m going to try caramel kisses inside. mmm.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Would these work with another mini chocolate bar, like Mr. Goodbar?? Or does that have too much chocolate in it to have the same results as mini Snickers?

  19. Kelly says:

    I made these with slight modification for our county fair and won the sweepstakes award for best cookie!!

  20. Courtney says:

    you can do this with resses’s too!

  21. Desiree says:

    My friend brought these cookies to a girls nite this weekend and we all LOVED them!! They are SOOOO yummy!!!!

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