Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies

This year I was super excited to finally have trick-or-treaters come to our house for Halloween. For the past six years Andrew and I have lived in an apartment and never had trick-or-treaters stop by. But not this year! We are finally in a house on a street with lots of young children. So I stocked up on bags of candy anticipating a large crowd. Well, that large crowd never came! We did have trick-or-treaters, just not as many as I thought we would have. We when lived in Columbus, Ohio we would easily go through at least 10 bags of candy in one night. This year I could have bought two bags and been safe. So needless to say, I have a mountain of candy left! So instead of letting it tempt me by lying around our house, I decided to make some yummy cookies and give them away to my husbands co-workers. But that didn’t mean I didn’t sneak at least one cookie before I gave them away. ;)

Soft and chewy peanut butter cookies exploding with chunks of Snickers and milk chocolate chips…seriously, does it get much better than that? So whether you bought too much like I did or your kids brought home a carload of sugary sweets, whip up a batch of these addicting cookies. You can thank me later! ;)

Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies

Ingredients:

1¼ cups all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
¾ cup granulated sugar
½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1½ cups chopped Snickers candy bars (about 8 fun size bars)
¾ cup milk chocolate chips

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and the peanut butter together until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the sugars and beat until fully incorporated. Add the egg and mix until combined, about 30 seconds.
Add the milk and the vanilla extract and mix until combined. Stir in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips and chopped snickers stirring until no flour pockets remain.
Drop by heaping tablespoons (about 2 ounces each) onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Gently flatten each cookie ball with the palm of your hand. Bake for 10-11 minutes, or until cookies are slightly brown on the edges.
Cool the cookies on the baking sheets set on a wire rack for 5 before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Source: adapted from Brown Eyed Baker, originally adapted from Two Pea's & Their Pod

Don’t let all that Halloween candy go to waste! Here are some more delicious recipes you can make with all of that leftover Halloween candy ! ;) 

Butterfinger Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Snickers Cupcakes                                    

Butterfinger Blondies                             

Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies        

Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops       

Brewer’s Blondies                                    

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19 Responses to “Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies”

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    cc — November 4, 2011 @ 3:25 pm

    Oh I’m in love.
    Peanut butter cookies are pretty much the only cookie I will eat, and I LOVE Snickers.
    Thank you for this.

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — November 4, 2011 @ 5:27 pm

    See this is why I didn’t buy candy this year and guess what, opposite problem. I acted like a man. (I retreated and hid inside.) Anyway, these look fantastic!

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    Just A Smidgen — November 4, 2011 @ 6:44 pm

    You’re a girl after my own heart.. I stuck Skor bars into cookies once… heaven!

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    ChgoJohn — November 4, 2011 @ 9:56 pm

    I may be about to share an unpopular opinion but I’ve never really cared for Snickers bars. I can appreciate a good cookie, though, and these certainly are that. Besides, I have a few friends for whom a Snickers is the end-all of all candy bars. If I serve a plate of these cookies the next time they come over, I will achieve god-like status. OK, that’s a bit extreme but they will like them a lot. :)

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    The Teenage Taste — November 5, 2011 @ 10:44 am

    Who need chocolate chips when you can crush candy bars and mix them into cookie dough?! Seriously, these look delicious! I’d love to try this with Reeses or Twix bars! :-)

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    darcelona3 — November 5, 2011 @ 10:59 am

    We have left over Mint 3 Muskateers bars – may make chocolate cookies with them. Thanks for the idea – better in the cookie than on my hips

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    Emily @ Life on Food — November 5, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    Those are some gigantic cookies. They look delicious. I didn’t by any candy because no one ever comes here. I completely feel left out though with no candy leftovers.

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    Mandy@Withmilkandflour — November 6, 2011 @ 3:44 am

    I’ve made Snickers muffins but never thought to use them in cookies. These look delicious, i like how you can see the caramel and peanut oozing out from the middle!

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    thelegaltart — November 6, 2011 @ 3:47 am

    There is nothing bad about these at all. Scrumptious!

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    yumtherapy — November 6, 2011 @ 8:50 pm

    We did not get nearly the number of trick-or-treaters we normally get, and I have tons of Snickers bars left. These cookies look like the perfect home for them :) Thanks!

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    Lacy — November 7, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

    Those cookies look out of this world!! I wish I had some candy lying around so I could make them. Yum!

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    Lauren Butler — November 11, 2011 @ 5:04 am

    These cookies don’t just look amazing – they ARE amazing! Great recipe, thanks for sharing.

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    SusanXuanTran — November 14, 2011 @ 9:52 pm

    Yay I tried them! Along with your Reese Pieces Brownies! I updated my wordpress about these cookies! =)

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    Hotly Spiced — November 1, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

    What a great idea and these cookies look so delicious. And yes, I like to quickly see the end of all the Halloween loot lying around the house – this would definitely speed up the process xx

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    Joan — November 6, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

    The cookies are AWESOME!!!!! My dad loves Snickers and I think this is his new favorite cookie.

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    Alexis — November 12, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    I made these over the weekend to use up my Halloween candy for game night with some friends. What a hit! They are seriously addicting! Mine took a little less time to bake but thanks for the great recipe. Here is my blog post about them: http://lexslifeasanewwife.blogspot.com/2012/11/peanut-butter-snickers-cookies.html#

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