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How To Make Snickers Surprise Cookies

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These Snickers Surprise Cookies look like regular chocolate chip cookies but they’re so much better! Hidden inside is a delicious mini Snickers bar!

A stack of cookies next to a glass of milk on a plate with title text reading Snickers Cookies

Last week, I shared a recipe for Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies that was inspired by the Oreo Surprise Chocolate Chip Cookies that Susan at Organized 31 created. Apparently, we’ve engaged in a game of cookie tag now because she came back with Girl Scout Thin Mint Surprise Cookies.

Since she’s sticking with surprise cookies, I’m going to keep going with surprise candy. This week’s creation has bite-sized Snickers hidden in the middle of the cookie.

a stack of Snickers Cookies on a plate

How to Make Snickers Surprise Cookies

The dough for these Snickers Surprise Cookies turns out with just the right texture, instead of being doughy or crisp (which is how my cookies used to turn out). The secret ingredient is pudding mix!

Aside from a small adjustment to the chocolate chips, all I’ve done is to stick a Snickers bar in the middle. Actually, I experimented with a variety of candy bars (Milky Way, Three Musketeers, and Snickers) but the Snickers won hands-down with all of my taste testers.

ingredients in bowls needed to make Snickers Surprise Cookies

First, sift together flour and baking soda.

flour and baking soda being sifted into a metal mixing bowl

Next, place the butter and sugars together in a large bowl.

butter and sugars in a metal mixing bowl with whisks above it

Beat them together until the mixture is creamy.

butter and sugars in a metal mixing bowl beat with whisks

Then add the pudding mix.

butter, pudding mix and sugars in a metal mixing bowl with whisks in it

Mix until the pudding mix is fully incorporated, then add the eggs and vanilla.

eggs and vanilla added to the cookie batter in a metal mixing bowl with whisks above it

Mix well, then add the flour.

flour added to the cookie batter in a metal mixing bowl with whisks above it

Mix well until the flour is worked completely into the dough. Add a cup of chocolate chips.

chocolate chips added to the cookie batter in a metal mixing bowl

Gently stir the chocolate chips into the dough. Then, use a cookie scoop to scoop out balls of dough.

a cookie scoop scooping out some cookie dough

Carefully press a mini Snickers bar into the center of each dough ball.

a hand holding cookie dough with a snickers bar in it

Squeeze the dough around the Snickers bar so that it is completely covered by cookie dough.

a hand holding cookie dough with a snickers bar inside of it

Place the dough balls on a baking sheet.

snickers surprise cookie dough on a baking sheet

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Serve with milk.

a stack of Snickers Cookies on a plate next to a glass of milk

Snickers Surprise Cookies Recipe

Here’s the recipe card with exact measurements and full instructions for these Snickers Surprise Cookies.

📋 Recipe

Snickers Surprise Cookies

Corinne Schmitt
These snicker cookies have a surprise inside!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 439 kcal


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 3.4 oz package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 bag Snickers Minis unwrapped


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In medium bowl, sift together flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars. Beat in the pudding mix until well blended. Add the eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Add flour mixture and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop (approx. 2 tbsp), scoop dough and insert one Snickers Mini into center of the dough.
  • Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes in preheated oven.


Calories: 439kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 5gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 269mgPotassium: 185mgFiber: 2gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 530IUCalcium: 40mgIron: 3mg
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a collage of a stack of Snickers Cookies on a plate with title text reading Snickers Surprise Cookies

15 thoughts on “How To Make Snickers Surprise Cookies”

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  2. Oh gee… you’re tempting me to break Paleo today.
    These look awesome.

  3. I’m featuring our cookies on this week’s #GetHimFed Friday linky party. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I have been making “Santa Snicker Surprises” (with a peanut butter cookie) for years – one of my families favorites! Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!

  5. Snickers is my favorite candy & I love cookies, so I am Pinning to make 🙂

  6. These look super fab. I love Snickers and chocolate chip cookies but had never thought to combine the two.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Share Your Stuff Tuesday this week.

  7. Wow! My husband would love these! They are definitely going on my short list of things to make, thanks for the great share!

  8. 5 stars
    Yummm…I love Snickers and I love cookies! I don’t think I can resist this! Are you on your way with a plateful for me?

  9. 5 stars
    Wow! Those really look amazing – pinning now and counting the minutes till I can bake these! Snickers + cookies? Awesome!

  10. with this kind of tag I’m going to gain weight love the recipes have a great day

  11. Just when I swear off all sugar, you and Susan begin a cookie war! Each one of the recipes would put me in a sugar coma! Of course, I would be happy in that coma!

  12. Hi Corinne – I’m with Ave… can I move in with you? Why bake when you can have someone else bake these cookies for you right?!?!? So I guess it’s #cookietag and Susan is it now! Hugs, Holly

  13. Oh, yum! These look heavenly. But, oh no. Does this mean that you tagged me now and I’m it? The cookie idea wheels are turning.

    • Totally keeping this recipe for next Halloween. We have so many of those left over.

  14. May I move in with you 😀 I really love Snickers and your cookies look really delicious. Have to try out the recipe!

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