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Snickers Cookies for Holiday Baking

These irresistible Snickers cookies incorporate the perfect blend of chocolate, caramel, and peanuts in every bite. You’ll love this delicious (and easy) recipe!

snickers cookies

I’ll be honest, Snickers isn’t my favorite candy bar. If I had to choose, it’s probably going to be Milky Way, with Twix being right there too.

They’re all made by Mars, Inc., so I’m not betraying anyone with my bold statement. It just seems like in terms of candy bars, Snickers is always a favorite.

Is it the “you not you when you’re hungry” advertising campaign that has everyone eating them?

I don’t know, but I do know this. While they might not be my favorite candy bar, I absolutely LOVE them in baked goods. I’ve made Snickers cupcakes and they were delicious.

And because we’re trying all sorts of unique cookie recipes around here, and then some everyday ones too – I decided it was time. And now I’m sharing these Snickers cookies with you!

They’re perfect for Christmas cookie exchanges, just like our Nutella cookies and Rolo cookies. They’re easy to make and a “fan favorite.”

snickers cookie recipe

These cookies are soft, chewy, and delicious. The peanut butter and caramel provide the perfect balance between sweet and salty. I can’t quite describe the experience, but let me say this: life changing!

You need to try this amazing recipe.

(also don’t forget to check out our Snickers milkshake and Snickers cupcakes!)

Tips for Making Delicious Cookies

Before you dive into this recipe, I’ve got some tips for you on making the best (and tastiest) cookies. If you’re interested, check them out. Otherwise scroll to the bottom for the recipe.

Use Quality Ingredients

Use high-quality, fresh ingredients for the best cookie flavor and texture. You’ll for sure want to get fresh eggs, good quality butter, and pure vanilla extract (instead of imitation).

Measure Precisely

Flour is often the main dry ingredient in these cookies. Measure using the scoop-and-level method, as adding too much flour can result in dry baked goods.

Bring Cold Ingredients to Room Temp

Bring ingredients like butter, eggs, and milk to room temperature before mixing. They will incorporate better, resulting in smoother batter and soft cookies. They don’t need to be warm; slightly cool to room temp is fine.

Avoid Overmixing

Mix the batter just until ingredients are combined, or the dry disappears into the wet. Overmixing can result in tough cookies.

Chill the Dough

Chilling the cookie dough in the fridge for the specified time (or even overnight) before baking allows the flavors to meld and the fats to solidify. This results in cookies with better flavor and texture. It also prevents them from spreading too much during baking.

Look for Golden Edges

Unless the recipe says otherwise, the edges of the cookies should turn a golden brown while the center remains slightly soft. This balance ensures a chewy texture without overbaking.

Cool Before Transferring

Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. This helps them set and avoids them becoming too fragile and crumbling apart.

peanut butter snickers cookies

Remember, practicing and experimenting will help you perfect your cookie baking skills over time. Have fun and enjoy the process of creating delicious baked goods! Here’s what you’re going to need for these Snickers cookies.


  • 3/4 cup salted butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce (our salted caramel sauce also might be fun!)
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 fun size Snickers

Tips and Thoughts on This Recipe

Putting the candy pieces onto the cookies near the end of the baking processes keeps them from baking through the cookies, but ensures they are nice and melted when they come out of the oven.

Instead of using fun sized Snickers, you can also use 1 1/2 king sized Snickers.

I recommend using smooth peanut butter if you want a soft/ chewy cookie; however, if you like a little more crunch in your cookies you can use either crunchy peanut butter or add 1/3 cup of chopped peanuts to the cookie dough after the dry ingredients have been incorporated.

cookies with snickers

These cookies can be stored on the counter for up to 4 days or in the fridge for up to 5 days if they are in an airtight container or Ziploc bag.

You can also freeze them in an airtight container for up to two months. When you bring them out of the freezer, let them rise to room temperature naturally as opposed to microwaving.

cookies made with snickers candy bars

Get the printable recipe for these cookies below:

Yield: 24 cookies

Snickers Cookies

snickers cookies

This Snickers cookie recipe is the perfect blend of chewy and crunchy! Features chunks of the beloved candy bar swirled into a rich chocolate and caramel-infused cookie dough.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes


  • 3/4 cup salted butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 fun size snickers


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.Preheating the oven
  2. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric hand mixer on medium speed to combine the butter and sugars until a crumby, sandy mixture forms. It's okay if there are still small/ medium-sized chunks of butter.Butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a glass bowl with Snickers in the background
  3. Add the caramel sauce, peanut butter, and eggs. Mix on medium speed with the hand mixer for about 2 minutes, or until the mixture is smooth and completely combined. This should work out the remaining chunks of butter.Peanut butter, caramel sauce, and eggs added to the wet mixture
  4. Gently whisk in the baking soda, baking powder, and flour. Stir the mixture continuously until no dry ingredients remain unincorporated.Dry ingredients added to the Snickers cookies mixture
  5. Once the bits are combined, chill the dough for about an hour.Snickers cookie dough in a bowl
  6. Cut the snickers bars into small pieces and set aside.Small snickers bars in a pile
  7. Place 1–2-inch balls of dough onto a cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes. After 8 minutes, top each cookie with 1-2 candy pieces and bake for an additional 2 minutes.Balls of raw Snicker cookie dough on a cookie sheet
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before moving to a wire rack. Allow to cool completely.Snickers cookies cooling on the baking sheet

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 269Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 208mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 4g

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