Snickers Cookies are an easy homemade treat! Delicious chocolate cookies topped with melted caramilk chocolate and snickers pieces on top. Snickers Biscuits use everyday ingredients and take less than 20 mins to make!
These are the reasons why you will love this recipe and want to bake the cookies again and again:
- Everyone loves Snicker's Chocolate Bars right?
- Chocolate Biscuits and more chocolate is so good!
- Easy to find ingredients.
- Minimal prep work involved.
- No mix master needed.
- We all love chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cookies, but there is something really special about chocolate cookies, covered in melted chocolate with chopped up pieces of chocolate bars on top (talk about yum, right!)
- Only 7 key ingredients: No need for brown sugar, white sugar, egg or baking soda. Option to add crushed peanuts when decorating.
- Kid Friendly: get the kids to help sift the ingredients or push to cookies down on the tray prior to baking.
- Lunch Box Friendly: pop these in the lunch box for a delightful suprise at morning tea time!
The photo below is to show you the ingredients you need to make the recipe. It is a handy visual guide to refer to when shopping. For exact measurements and detailed instructions refer to the printable recipe bard below.
As you can see, the recipe calls for:
- Snickers Chocolate: I use a 12 bar share packet of these. Then I remove individual wrappers and cut each Snickers into 6 pieces. The chocolate may crumble a little as you do this but for the most part they will stay complete (see tip at bottom of ingredients).
- Icing Sugar: Also known as confectioners sugar, this is a soft, white powdered sugar. It is excellent to use in baking and is a popular choice to use when dusting cakes and baked goods.
- Butter: I recommend using unsalted butter. Remove it from the fridge as a starting point so it will be at room temperature when you come to use it.
- Plain Flour: we need to sift this ingredient to get out any lumps or clumps.
- Cocoa Powder: we also need to sift this ingredient. It brings the rich chocolate taste and colour to the cookie dough.
- Caramilk Chocolate: we use this to help decorate the biscuits. As I was creating this recipe, I realised that due to the soft nougat and caramel chocolate layers, baking the Snickers pieces was not going to work. But using melted chocolate to stick them on top does work!
Top Tip: Use a knife and chopping board when cutting the chocolate bars into pieces. Flip them over and cut from the bottom to the top to preserve as much of the chocolate bar form as we can!
Here at the step by step instructions to make the recipe. We need electric beaters and we start by creaming the butter.
- Cream the butter till pale and creamy (Photo 1)
- Add vanilla and beat to combine (Photo 2)
- Sift and add icing sugar (Photo 3)
- Beat till butter and sugar is consistently combined (Photo 4)
Room temperature butter will be easier to work with than straight out of the fridge butter.
It will also be easier to beat it if you chop it into small cubes to start with.
This is because it will soften the longer it is left out of the fridge.
- Add flour and cocoa powder to the creamed butter sugar (Photo 5)
- Beat to combine (Photo 6)
- Finish pushing the cookie dough together with spatula (Photo 7)
- Chop the Snickers bars into pieces (Photo 8)
The cookie dough mixture will be soft and pliable. It will help to scrap down the sides of the bowl and push it all together with a spatula towards the end.
A small knife and chopping board will help you prep the Snickers chocolate bars.
You will be able to get 4 (smaller) or 6 (smaller) pieces from each mini Snickers. Or you can use 1 or 2 standard size Snickers and cut them into pieces like shown in the photo above.
- Portion the biscuit mixture onto the baking trays (Photo 9)
- Use 2 finger pads to slightly flatten them (Photo 10)
- Bake the biscuits for 12 to 15 mins (Photo 11)
- Decorate the cookies with melted caramilk chocolate and snickers pieces (Photo 12)
A mini cookie scoop is not essential, but you can see from the photos that is what I am using to portion the biscuit mixture.
This results in even sized cookies and keeps your hands clean.
If you want to roll the biscuit batter into portions, you can do this also. A teaspoon or 2 will help get the initial scoop out of the bowl.
We need to give the biscuits a little space from each other on the baking trays. This is because they spread as they bake.
I offset each row slightly and keep to a maximum of 12 per baking tray.
The biscuits will cook in 12 to 15 minutes. It is important to leave them on the baking tray after this time as they firm up as they cool down.
Removing them to a wire rack too quickly would see them crumble and fall apart (dang!).
Prevent this, by letting the biscuits cool a little before decorating them. If using the microwave to melt the caramilk chocolate, it will only take 2 minutes.
Then use a teaspoon to portion a small amount of chocolate on top of each biscuits and top with the chopped up Snickers pieces, it is enjoyable and super easy!!
When decorating the cookies, aim 1 teaspoon of melted caramilk and for 2 to 3 pieces of chopped up Snickers bars per biscuit.
This will give you a good way of knowing that the chocolate won't flow over the biscuit edges and that you will have enough Snickers bits (even if one or 2 go missing when the kids are helping).
Substitutions and Variations
Here are my sub in and outs for the recipe you might want to try:
- add some chocolate chips to the cookie dough mixture.
- add chopped peanuts to the melted chocolate and snickers pieces on top of the biscuits.
- omit the cocoa powder for a vanilla version of the same cookies.
- use silicon baking sheets instead of baking paper or tin foil.
Top Tips and Tricks
Here are my expert tips for baking the biscuits. I want to share them with you so you get the recipe right from the get go!
- Grab the butter out as a starting point. This way it will be at room temperature when you come to come to cream it.
- Undercreamed butter will have more of a ripple effect on the biscuits, so ensure it is pale and creamy (lighter yellow than when you started).
- You will get the best results if you sift the icing sugar, flour and cocoa powder, try not to skip this step!
- Ensure the oven is preheated so that the biscuits start baking as soon as they hit the oven. This way the time will be spot on 12 to 15 mins.
- Let the biscuits begin to cool before moving them off the baking tray so they don't break apart.
- Use a flat silicon utensil when they are cool, slide it under and move the biscuits to a cooling rack when ready.
- Before decorating, allow the biscuits to cool slightly so they are ready for the melted chocolate.
- No need to wait once you have spoon the chocolate onto the biscuit top, it is what we need to stick the chocolate bar pieces, so pop them on top straight away!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are Snickers called Snickers?
Snickers are named after a horse owned by the creators of the Mars Bar factory.
What is a Snickers Bar?
Snickers is a chocolate candy bar which has a layer of nougat, a layer of caramel and peanuts and is covered in milk chocolate.
They are a little chewy and the caramel stretches with every bite.
Can you make cookies with Snickers?
Yes you can make cookies with snickers. It my receipe development, I trialed snickers stuffed cookies (sounds yum) as well as snickers topped cookies.
Both were very easy to make, however, the snickers topped cookies delivered the best results as the recipe maintained the experience of biting into the different layers of the chocolate bar.
Why is Snickers so popular?
Snickers are popular amongst a wide variety of people including peanut lovers.
Due to the chopped peanuts mixed with the chewy caramel nougat layers, they make a delicious treat that appeals to a wide variety of people.
More Cookies and Sweet Treats
If you love getting your bake (or no bake) on, then here are some more recipes to inspire you to do more of that:
- Nutella Biscuits
- Coffee Slice
- Tim Tam Slice
- Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls
- Smarties Cookies
- Cornflake Biscuits
- Air Fryer Biscuits
Bake on my friends!
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- 2 Baking Trays
- 2 Silicon Baking Mats Or Baking Paper
- 1 Mini Cookie Scoop
- 1 Large mixing bowl
- 1 Electric beaters
- 1 Measuring Cup
- 1 Measuring Spoons
- 250 grams butter room temperature, chopped into pieces
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup icing sugar sifted
- 2 cups plain flour sift
- 1 cup caramilk chocolate
- 12 snickers chocolate bars cut into pieces
- peanuts chopped, optional to decorate
- Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 180°C / 350-375°F / Gas Mark 4-5.
- Cream butter and sugar: Use electric beaters to cream butter till pale and creamy, add vanilla extract and combine.
- Add flour and cocoa powder: sift the flour and cocoa powder into the butter mixture and combine. Use a spatula at the end so the cook dough forms a ball.
- Portion into cookies: use a mini cookie scoop to portion the mixture across the 2 baking trays. Give the cookies a little bit of space as they will spread.
- Prepare the Snickers: use a knife and chopped board to cut the snickers into pieces, set aside.
- Oven Bake: place the baking trays into the oven and cook the biscuits for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove when cooked, but leave on the baking tray to cool.
- Once Cool: use a flat silicon utensil and slide it under each cookie, transferring them to a wire rack.
- Decorate: heat the caramilk chocolate in the microwave for 2 mins, stir, then spoon a teaspoon of it over the top of each cookie. Place the Snickers pieces on top of the melted chocolate and let set.
- Store: once the biscuits have fully cooled and the chocolate has set, place them in an air tight container.