Snickers Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

LAST UPDATED: Jun 12, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Nov 09, 2017 | By: Julie Blanner

Calling all Snickers lovers! This Ridiculously good Snickers Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie recipe is full of caramel and crunch, blended with incredibly peanut butter flavor. They’re ready start to finish in just 30 minutes.

Snickers Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies on a baking sheet

These Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies have a sweet and salty surprise in the middle! Snickers! Sweet caramel, crunchy peanuts nestled in creamy milk chocolate stuffed into the most amazing peanut butter cookie.

It packs a little secret inside that you just can’t resist!

Not to mention, it gives cookies a little extra shape and a lot of extra deliciousness! I LOVE stuffing cookies with Rolos, caramels, chocolate and of course, snickers!

These cookies are made using my Peanut Butter Cookie recipe. Thanks to a few secrets, they are the best! PS, if you love all things peanut butter, be sure to check out my other amazing peanut butter recipes.

They’re incredible warm served alone or a la mode (why not?!), but also amazing at room temperature. For the sake of research, I highly recommend you try them both ways!

Snickers Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie Ingredients

  • Butter – Since peanut butter is salty, unsalted butter is preferred for this recipe. However, you can use salted butter and decrease or eliminate the additional salt. The butter should be softened so that it combines well. Learn how to soften butter quickly here.
  • Peanut Butter – I prefer to use creamy peanut butter rather than crunchy for a smooth texture. Natural peanut butter is unfit for baking.
  • White Sugar – Sweetens the cookies to perfection.
  • Brown Sugar – Brown sugar gives the cookies added color and a hint of rich molasses flavor.
  • Vanilla – A little vanilla adds an extra layer of flavor. It’s really easy to make your own vanilla extract and it’s lots cheaper than store bought, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
  • Eggs – Use fresh eggs to help bind the ingerdients together.
  • Flour – All-purpose flour.
  • Baking Powder and Baking Soda – The addition of baking powder gives these cookies a little added rises and balances the acidity of baking soda. The combination also results in a beautiful brown color when baked.
  • Salt – Adds a hit of saltiness to this sweet cookie recipe.
  • Snickers – I like to use fun sized Snickers to stuff the cookies, you can use full sized chopped into several smaller pieces.
Six Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies baked and ready to eat

How To Make Snickers Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Combine – Cream together the butter, peanut butter, sugars and vanilla and add the eggs. Add the dry ingredients and mix.
  • Make – Scoop the dough, insert Snickers and cover with dough. Release to a cookie sheet, garnish with sea salt and refrigerate.
  • Bake – Bake the cookies in a preheated oven until set.
Cutting a snickers bar with a knife

Tips

How To Stuff The Peanut Butter Cookies

Fun size Snickers are the perfect size to stuff cookies when cut into fourths. Using a large cookie scoop or small ice cream scoop I scoop the dough and then press the Snickers square into it, cover it with dough and then release to the cookie sheet.

To help the cookies maintain their size and shape, I refrigerate dough balls 30+ minutes before baking.

Can You Use Natural Peanut Butter in These Cookies?

You can use natural peanut butter to make these peanut butter cookies, however, you may want to add a touch of salt. Natural peanut butter is often made from only nuts, and therefore is unsalted. I get the best results not using natural.

Regular peanut butter is made with oil and sugar so that it lasts longer. While I prefer creamy peanut butter, you can use crunchy, too. Use whatever peanut butter you have and love!

How Do You Know When The Cookies Are Done?

These cookies will take about 14 minutes to bake, I like to check on them around 12 minutes. It’s very easy to over bake the cookies so be sure to keep your eye on them. The cookies are ready when they are set and the edges are very lightly browned.

The cookie balls ready to go in the oven

How To Store

  • Room Temperature – Allow to cool. The cookies will keep for 3 to 4 days stored in an airtight container.
  • Refrigerate – Refrigerating the cookies will lengthen their shelf life. Allow to cool. Store in a sealed container and they will be good for up to a week. Bring to room temperature to enjoy.
  • Freeze – Allow to cool. Freeze the cookies on a sheet pan and then transfer to a freezer bag or safe container. They will keep for up to 2 months and can be thawed at room temperature.
Half a Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie held towards camera

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Snickers Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie

Julie Blanner
 Ridiculously good Snickers stuffed peanut butter cookie recipe. An easy recipe that gives peanut butter cookies flavor and shape!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 24 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 251 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Snickers fun size, quartered
  • sea salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cream butter, peanut butter, sugars, and vanilla. Add eggs until just incorporated.
  • Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix until incorporated.
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough, insert Snickers and cover with dough. Release to cookie sheet, garnish with sea salt and refrigerator 30+ minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake 14 minutes.

Notes

Substitutions

  • Butter – Unsalted butter is preferred. If you use salted butter, decrease or eliminate the additional salt. 
  • Peanut Butter – I prefer to use creamy peanut butter rather than crunchy for a smooth texture. Do not use natural peanut butter.
  • Salt – Eliminate if using salted butter.
  • Snickers – I like to use fun sized Snickers to stuff the cookies, you can use full sized chopped into several smaller pieces.

Tips to Stuff Cookies

Fun size Snickers are the perfect size to stuff cookies when cut into fourths. Using a large cookie scoop or small ice cream scoop I scoop the dough and then press the Snickers square into it, cover it with dough and then release to the cookie sheet.

How To Store

Be sure to let the cookies cool completely before storing them.
  • Room Temperature – The cookies will keep for 3 to 4 days stored in an airtight container.
  • Refrigerate – Refrigerating the cookies will lengthen their shelf life. Store in a sealed container and they will be good for up to a week.
  • Freeze – Freeze the cookies on a sheet pan and then transfer to a freezer bag or safe container. They will keep for up to 2 months and can be thawed at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories:251kcalCarbohydrates:29gProtein:4gFat:13gSaturated Fat:6gCholesterol:33mgSodium:252mgPotassium:124mgSugar:18gVitamin A:255IUCalcium:28mgIron:1mg
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