Caramel Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies

Candy bars and chocolate frosting is a great way to add some fun to your cookies.  These Caramel Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies are a delicious cookie with a hidden candy bar center.  Perfect treat to fill the cookie jars with this week.

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Caramel cookies with a hidden peanut butter Snickers bar and chocolate frosting is just what your cookie jar needs.

Chocolate and peanut butter are my kryptonite.  Ok, so maybe just sugar in general can do me in.

But chocolate and peanut butter are at the top of that sugar list.  I have the hardest time resisting treats with those two ingredients in them.  So why do I keep making things that I’m going to have a hard time saying no to???

Well, I’m just trying to practice my self control.  Just so you know…mission stay out of cookies this weekend was a complete and utter failure. Tomorrow is a new day…

Caramel cookies with a hidden peanut butter Snickers bar and chocolate frosting is just what your cookie jar needs.

Although, there are still quite a few of these cookies in the kitchen, so I’m thinking my new mission should be avoid the kitchen at all costs.  I haven’t figured out how I’m going to get the juice from the fridge on this new mission.  Or how I’m going to make kids lunches…me thinks they are on their own in the morning.

Good thing two of them have finals and get to leave before lunch.  And the youngest lives on Ramen, so he can handle that on his own.  Sheeewww…I’m glad this worked out in my favor today.  Now making dinner might pose a new set of problems.  Drive-thru, anyone?

Caramel cookies with a hidden peanut butter Snickers bar and chocolate frosting is just what your cookie jar needs.

Let’s just talk about these problem cookies for a minute.  We all know how much fun I have been having hiding candy inside cookies, right?  I mean these Cinnamon Caramel Cookies speak for themselves.

So, when I found a bag of peanut butter Snickers minis at the store, I just had to bring them home with me.  Then the caramel cake mix in the cupboard started calling out and asking to be made into cookies.  It was fate that these cookies happened in the kitchen soon after that.  Fate or a diet gone way wrong…I’m not sure which.

When you pull the cookies from the oven, you are going to think they are undone.  Don’t be alarmed!  This is how they should look.  I only bake mine for 10 minutes.  This will produce a soft cookie inside.  If you want to bake it another minute or two, the cookie will be more firm inside.

Then let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for a few more minutes.  The heat from the pan will continue to cook the cookies.  Use a flat spatula to tap the tops of the cookies before moving them to parchment paper to cool all the way.

I’m not going to lie…these cookies look kind of ugly when they cool.  But I fixed that by adding a chocolate glaze on top.  It hides the bump in the cookie from that hidden candy bar.  And let’s face it.  Adding more chocolate is never a bad idea!

Caramel cookies with a hidden peanut butter Snickers bar and chocolate frosting is just what your cookie jar needs.

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Caramel Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies

Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 24 cookies

Caramel Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies

Adding candy bars and chocolate frosting to caramel cookies is a fun way to change up those weekly cookies.


1 caramel cake mix
8 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 egg
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
24 mini peanut butter Snickers bars
For the Chocolate Glaze
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
2 Tablespoons dark cocoa powder
2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons milk


  1. Combine the cake mix, butter, and egg. Mix until a soft dough forms. Add the cream cheese and beat again until mixed in. Refrigerate the dough for 1 hour. Roll into 24 even dough balls. (Refrigerate longer if dough is still sticky.)
  2. Flatten a dough ball and press an unwrapped peanut butter Snickers bite into the middle. Roll the dough around the candy bar.
  3. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit on the hot cookie sheet for 3-4 minutes before moving to parchment paper on the counter. Tap the tops of the cookies gently with the flat side of a spatula to even them out. Let cool completely.
  4. Whisk together the glaze ingredients. Spread on the tops of the cookies. Let set. Makes 24 cookies.


*If you bake these cookies for 10 minutes, they will be very soft inside. This is how I bake mine every time!

**Bake the cookies for another 1-2 minutes for cookies that are set up and firm inside.

Caramel cookies with a hidden peanut butter Snickers bar and chocolate frosting is just what your cookie jar needs.

Other fun cookies that we stuffed candy bars inside:

Salted Caramel Brownie Cookies

Salted Caramel Brownie Cookies

Red Velvet Peppermint Pattie Cookies

Red Velvet Peppermint Pattie Cookies

White Chocolate Lemon Funfetti Cookies

White Chocolate Lemon Cookies

More fun stuffed cookie ideas from friends:

Follow my Cookies Make Me Smile Pinterest Board for lots of cookie ideas:

Follow Inside BruCrew Life’s board Cookies Make Me Smile on Pinterest.


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  1. Eva D says

    My daughter has a peanut and tree nut allergy so I think I’ll hide a mini Rolo inside instead of the Snickers. Yum!

  2. says

    Daaaahhh… these are my weakness, I LOVE the hidden candy bar in the middle… and I love-love-loveeeeee cooking them for just a little bit, they’re SO soft and chewy.. I can’t even think about this anymore, I’m getting WAY too hungry!!
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