Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft, chewy chocolate chip cookies with Snickers candy bars baked in them. The perfect chocolate chip Snickers caramel bar cookies!
I don't know what is happening in your home but my house is filled with a ridiculous amount of Halloween candy. This can prove to be a temptation for me! When all of my kids were really young, I started a tradition of making Halloween Snickers Candy Bar cookies a few days after Halloween. It was the perfect way to use up our Halloween candy.
I found that when you add chopped up Snickers Bars to chocolate chip cookie dough, you get something magical. You end up with an ooey-gooey chocolate caramel peanut cookie that has the perfect balance of sweet and salty.
Since I have made a fair share of cookies in my days, I have learned some tips and tricks to make sure they turn out every single time. It is much easier working with chocolate chips since they generally keep their shape. However, when you are working with a caramel peanut filled chocolate candy bar, it has a tendency to wander. But don't you worry -- I have a solution!
First of all, use light-colored baking sheets, if at all possible. I have so many of you write to me saying the bottoms of your cookies are burning. Some of that could be a result of your dark-colored baking sheets. The dark color attracts the heat and the bottoms burn more easily. The solution is to use baking sheets like these ones found on Amazon. (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you!)
The second tip would be to place the chunks of Snickers Bars in the center of the cookie dough. This helps to keep the caramel from spreading on the sides. I prefer to manually place the Snickers Bars into the cookie dough after I place them onto the baking sheet. This also helps to evenly disperse the Snickers Bars throughout the cookie.
Another tip would be to use parchment paper sheets or a Silpat. This helps to ensure that if the caramel spreads that it won't stick to the pan. If it spreads or sticks to the pan, it is still all good. You just need a metal turner to remove the cookies from the cookie sheet.
I prefer to use a combination of chocolate chips and the Snickers Bars to make sure you are getting chocolate in every bite. If you prefer to only use Snickers Bars, that works too! You can't go wrong. I would just suggest doubling the amount of Snickers Bars.
How to make the Best Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies:
- Start by creaming the butter and sugars together. This is an important step as it helps to create a smooth texture and give the cookies some loft. I suggest creaming for about 4 minutes or until the mixture is light and fluffy and a pale yellow color.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well. This is the time where you can beat the mixture. Once you add the flour, you want to only gently fold.
- When it is time to add the flour, only mix just until it is combined. The key is to not activate too much gluten, as that will create a tough texture. That is one of the many reasons why it is a great idea to let your cookie dough chill. It gives the gluten fibers time to relax.
- Slice the Snickers Bars into pieces. Place the chunks of Snickers Bars in the center of the cookie dough. This helps to keep the caramel from spreading on the sides and helps to evenly disperse the Snickers Bars throughout the cookie.
My favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes:
- Famous Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies
- MJ's Top Secret Saucepan Chocolate Chip Cookies
- The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies Soft, chewy chocolate chip cookies with Snickers candy bars baked in them. The perfect chocolate chip Snickers caramel bar cookies!
- 1 cup Unsalted Butter (softened)
- 1 cup Brown Sugar (tightly packed)
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 2 large Eggs
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups Flour
- 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 2 cups Snickers Bars (chopped and tightly packed)
- 1 cup Semi-Sweet or Milk Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and sugar for about 4 minutes, or until light and fluffy and pale yellow in color.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt. Fold in chocolate chips. If you have time, tightly wrap the dough in Saran Wrap and let chill in the refrigerator. If not, roll the cookies into balls and place on parchment paper or Silpat lined baking sheet. I suggest light-colored baking sheets.
Place the Snickers bars chunks into the center of each cookie dough ball. I would suggest at least 3-4 pieces of Snickers in each cookie. By placing in the center of the cookie dough ball, it helps to keep the caramel from spreading on the sides. I prefer to manually place the Snickers Bars into the cookie dough after I place them onto the baking sheet. This also helps to evenly disperse the Snickers Bars throughout the cookie.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges start to become a light golden color. Let cool for at least 10-15 minutes before removing from the baking sheet. When removing from the oven, you can always carefully add a few more Snickers Bars chunks on the top of the cookie.