These Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies look like a typical peanut butter cookie… But there’s a delicious Snickers candy bar surprise inside each one!
(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!
Now 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!
Put the cookies on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes, until they’re just turning golden.
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!
These Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies look like a typical peanut butter cookie... But there's a delicious Snickers candy bar surprise inside each one!
- 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
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
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.
Mix in honey and milk until it’s well combined.
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.
Put the cookies about an inch apart on a cookie sheet and bake for about 12-14 minutes, until cookies are just turning golden.
- If you can't find mini Snickers bars, cut regular size bars into 1-inch squares.
- Recipe from Better Homes & Gardens