Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies

So, these are pretty much some of the most awesome cookies that I have ever had. Ever.

Imagine the most perfect peanut butter cookie, then throw in chunks of Snickers candy bars and milk chocolate chips and you have all that is good with the world in these cookies. I’m always looking to do something new with peanut butter and chocolate and as soon as I saw these I knew that they were the perfect spin on some of my favorite things.

Snickers fall in line behind peanut butter cups in terms of my all-time favorite candy and I typically cannot resist anything that involves them. The original recipe for these cookies called for using the “Peanut Butter Squared” variety of Snickers, but I went to three stores and couldn’t find them, so I used regular Snickers. Of course two days after making these I was in the check out line at Target and saw the Peanut Butter Squared Snickers. Go figure! I will certainly try those next time too! No matter what version you use, if you like peanut butter cookies and you love Snickers, you will not be able to resist these cookies. I couldn’t keep my fingers off of them! They’re peanut buttery, chocolatey, ooey and gooey. Cookie and candy perfection!

Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies

Yield: About 24 cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 to 11 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


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 light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1½ cups chopped Snickers candy bars (about 4 regular size bars)
¾ cup milk chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and the peanut butter together until fluffy. Add the sugars and beat until smooth. Add the egg and mix until combined. Add the milk and the vanilla extract and mix again.

4. Add the flour mixture and beat until flour disappears. Stir in the chopped Snickers and chocolate chips.

5. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets. (I weighed mine out to about 2 ounces of dough per cookie.) 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.

6. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for about 5 to 10 minutes, then remove to a rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

(Recipe adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod)


80 Responses to “Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies”

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  1. christine [the sugar apothecary] on April 5, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Ohhh my goodness, those look unbelievable! I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER above all things, and mixing in four Snickers bars to a PB cookie? Amazing.


  2. jen @ the baked life on April 5, 2011 at 12:11 am

    yum! pb & chocolate, match made in heaven.


  3. Karissa on April 5, 2011 at 2:58 am

    My mom and sister love peanut butter cookies, but I somehow grew out of my obsession for them as I got older. Maybe because my boyfriend hates them and somehow brainwashed me, or maybe because I’ve had so many bad ones over the years. But these look delicious! I need to make a batch soon for my mom, and I’ll probably steal one for myself for old memories sake. 😉


  4. Ruth on April 5, 2011 at 4:35 am

    Oh these look gooooood! Thanks for sharing!


  5. Lauren at Keep It Sweet on April 5, 2011 at 6:47 am

    I also love snickers! I still haven’t tried the peanut butter version but that needs to happen soon!


  6. Estela @ Weekly Bite on April 5, 2011 at 7:18 am

    Wow! These look amazing!! Its the perfect cookie for me :)


  7. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on April 5, 2011 at 7:20 am

    These look beyond incredible! Cookies + PB + Snickers…what’s not to love!


  8. Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! on April 5, 2011 at 7:21 am

    These look fabulously delicious! I have added pieces of candy bars to my cookies in the past, and they are always a hit. :) Thanks for sharing another tasty treat!


  9. Blog is the New Black on April 5, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Sounds like the best recipe I’ve ever read. Ever. 😉


  10. Tara on April 5, 2011 at 8:39 am

    YUM, these look good! When I was in college, one of my friend’s moms would make cookies like these, only she would take peanut butter cookie dough, wrap it around a fun-size Snickers and bake it. She topped it with powdered sugar and a drizzle of chocolate frosting. I was obsessed with them! Maybe these can be my grown-up upgrade :)


  11. The Café Sucré Farine on April 5, 2011 at 8:45 am

    I want one right now – the picture is making my mouth water! These look crazy good and I will be making these soon! Amazing photos!


  12. Jihane @Sinful Sundays on April 5, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Yum! I like the way caramel oozes out of the cookies :)


  13. d.liff @ on April 5, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Oh man, nothing about these looks bad! At first I thought it said PB snickerdoodles, but PB snickers is not a disappointment


  14. Hannah at FleurDeLicious on April 5, 2011 at 11:11 am

    yum yum yum. The Peanut Butter Snickers are the most amazing candy bar EVER, so I can only imagine how ridiculously awesome these cookies would be with them. The peanuts and caramel in snickers must give these cookies some awesome texture!


  15. Reagan @ Recipesmademyway on April 5, 2011 at 11:56 am

    These look AMAZING!!! Seriously, I’m close to drooling right now, YUM!


  16. Adam on April 5, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I’m going to have to go buy bigger pants after making these :). And I’m exactly the same when it comes to chocoalte “bars” 1. PB Cups 2. Snickers (number 3 is a revolving door). Toss some M&M peanuts (my kryptonite) into these cookies and my head my explode :).


  17. Cindy Battle on April 5, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    This look so gooooooood!!!!!


  18. Maria on April 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Glad you liked the cookies:)


  19. Katrina on April 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    These make me happy, no matter the kind of Snickers bar!


  20. Christina on April 5, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I love love love snickers bars, my favorite candy bar. Great cookie idea!


  21. Lindsey on April 5, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Hell yes. These look amazing, and I might have to make them this weekend. I am salivating in front of my screen as I type this.


  22. Debbie on April 5, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Looks delicious Michelle! I don’t think very many snickers would make it into the cookies in my house though :-)


  23. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite on April 5, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Um…wow! These look incredible! A cookie that combines the best 2 candy bars ever? Yes please!


  24. Yaneri -Sweet Baker on April 5, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Seriously? Ohhhh M Geeeee! I’m that girl that loooooove anything peanut butter and best of all with Snickers!……HELLO!!!

    Man, you rock on these recipes!!!



  25. Misty on April 5, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    I’m pretty sure that if we met we would be best friends. :) I love your recipes and this one looks awesome!


  26. Linda on April 5, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    A couple weeks ago I made these cookies off of Two Peas and Their Pod and they were quite tasty. I, like you looked for the PB Snickers and didn’t find any but made them with the regular Snickers. They are on the “to make again” list. Enjoy


  27. tom on April 5, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Got to be the most devious, I mean delicious cookies going


  28. Callie on April 5, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I made this recipe last week and they were the best peanut butter cookies I have ever eaten. The snickers just made the cookies even better. My husband has been begging me to make them again.


  29. linda on April 5, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    i am on a peanut & chocolate binge…bring on these fab cookies!!


  30. Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie on April 5, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I’ve been on a peanut butter kick lately and these look awesome! I bet these would taste wonderful with Milky Ways too :)!


  31. Happy When Not Hungry on April 5, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Wow these cookies look delicious! Peanut butter snickers??? Yes, please!!


  32. Em on April 5, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Oh. My. Wow.


  33. Maris (In Good Taste) on April 6, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Oh yes! These cookies look awesome!


  34. Rodzilla on April 6, 2011 at 7:58 am

    These sound/look perfect just the way you made them. You were probably better off with the original snickers, I reviewed the PB variety and they didn’t live up to expectations.


  35. Nikki on April 6, 2011 at 9:30 am

    These cookies were amazing. I had two with my coffee for breakfast this morning, the diet went out the window. Thanks for another great cookies recipe!


  36. Carrie on April 6, 2011 at 11:50 am


    As a Peace Corps volunteer abroad I often don’t have access to most baking ingredients, even though baking is one of my favorite stress relievers. However, my friends and I have easy access to peanut butter and various types of chocolate powder (ie: cheap Nestle powder) and imitation Nutella. What we like to do is take oats (quick cooking) toast them with a bit of honey on the stove top, then mix with peanut butter, nutella/imitation, and then some chocolate powder. Absolutely amazing (and takes no time at all for an instant chocolate/peanut butter fix). Once I get back to the States, I’ll be trying so many of your recipes, I have a lot of them bookmarked!


  37. Jessie on April 6, 2011 at 11:51 am

    These cookies were amazing, my husband couldn’t stop eating them! :) Thank you for the wonderful recipes!


  38. Jarrett on April 6, 2011 at 11:57 am

    I will have to try this as I’ve never met anything Snicker that I didn’t like! I’d also like to share something similar that I recently made … peanut butter cookies with chopped-up mini Reese’s peanut butter cups (dark chocolate ones, of course). I cut the cups into eighths and then put them on a cookie sheet in the freezer for a bit so they wouldn’t get too mushed up being mixed into the stiff cookie dough. The feedback on them was the most effusive and positive I’ve had to date.
    PS Love your blog.


    • Michelle on April 7th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

      That sounds REALLY good! And I’ve been wanting to try the ATK chunky peanut butter cookies, will definitely need to do this soon!


      • Jarrett on April 7th, 2011 at 4:59 pm



  39. Jarrett on April 6, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    PPS The peanut butter cookie recipe I used was from America’s Test Kitchen and calls for chunky peanut butter and additional peanuts so they were loaded with peanutty goodness. But since Snickers already have peanuts, that could be overkill.


  40. Gracesmom on April 6, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    As soon as I saw this recipe, I sent hubby out to buy Snickers bars and I made these! They are undeniably declicious, especially fresh out of the oven when the caramel is still warm! Thanks again for another great recipe that will be made again and again!


  41. Devi M on April 6, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Yummy! These look amazing!


  42. jean on April 6, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    This was NOT the recipe to open as I gave up sweets/sugar for Lent!!!! These look amazing and will be making an entrance in my kitchen after Easter! :)


  43. on April 6, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Ohhhhhhhh my……..yea, those work! **wiping the drool off**


  44. Aleida on April 6, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Oh man, my guy would have a heart attack if he saw these! I don’t like Snickers or peanut butter but they look good even to me. If only it weren’t for that peanut smell…


  45. Janet on April 6, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    These look amazing. Definitely putting them on the To Bake list!


  46. Sandra on April 6, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    You bake some of the most amazing things! Snickers are one of my favorite candy’s. Thank You!!!!


  47. Ryan on April 6, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Yummmmy! Peanut butter and snickers are both amazing 😀 These look SO good!


  48. Beth Michelle on April 7, 2011 at 2:41 am

    These look AMAZING!! Snickers in a cookie?!? YUM


  49. Emily @ Life On Food on April 7, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Is it possible to gain weight from looking at pictures. They look fabulous!


  50. Angela@RecipesFromMyMom on April 7, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Been craving peanut butter cookies but now I can’t decide between these or your double chocolate PB cookies. Hmmm, decisions, decisions.


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