Using Up Halloween Candy — Snickers Cookies!

by Dorothy Reinhold on October 31, 2011

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If you have goblins and witches and Spidermen and princesses at your house, you are bound to have leftover Halloween candy. Rather than leave it strewn about to tempt you, how about using it wisely?Snickers Bars in an orange bowl

And by wisely, I mean in these Snickers Cookies, which are the perfect combo of cookie and candy. They take a rich, short, peanut buttery cookie dough and pair it with the country’s most popular candy bar.

It doesn’t get much better than that!

Fun size Snickers BarsI found the recipe at InsideBruCrewLife, where author Jocelyn, of Indiana, tempts us with sweet treats such as Caramel Apple SconesOatmeal Fudge BarsNutter Butter Truffle Cupcakes, and let’s not forget Sour Cream Coffee Cake! I was assigned to mine her blog for great ideas as part of my participation in the “Secret Recipe Club,”  a monthly game in which each player is secretly assigned someone else’s food blog to explore and highlight.Chopped Snickers Bars

Jocelyn is one of those people who does it all — she loves photography, scrapbooking, baking, crafting, her darling family, and expresses her creative crafty side at her Etsy shop, The Trendy Owl. It was fun to explore InsideBruCrewLife and see all her amazing sugary creations! I recommend you take a spin over there if you have a sweet tooth.

Thanks, Secret Recipe Club, for a fun excuse to surf the web, and thanks Jocelyn, for a new favorite cookie!

Dough on a cookie sheet

Recipe: Snickers Cookies

Summary: A rich, peanut buttery cookie recipe is a great way to use up all those fun size Snickers Bars left over from Halloween!


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) {I used unsalted butter}
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10-12 fun-size Snickers candy bars, chopped


  1. Heat oven to 375F degrees.
  2. Combine first 6 ingredients (sugar through vanilla) and mix well.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and mix. Stir in Snickers pieces.
  4. Drop by large teaspoonfuls on baking sheet. Keep 2 inches apart so the dough can spread.
  5. Bake for 10-11 min.
  6. Makes about 3 dozen. {I made about 50 cookies.}

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 25 {2 cookies per serving if you make 50 cookies}

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

My rating 4 stars:  ★★★★☆ 1 review(s)

Snickers Cookies

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Jocelyn November 7, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I am so glad you liked the cookies! I had to laugh because there is never such a thing as leftover candy in our house. When I want to bake, I have to go buy another bag! Thank you for such an awesome post…I was flattered so much!!! You are awesome!


Jenn/Rook No. 17 November 7, 2011 at 6:45 pm

What a wonderful way to use all that excess Halloween candy. My girls got boatloads of Snicker bars this year!



Cyndi November 6, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Snickers is (are?) my husband’s favorite candy bar – I’d have to hide them from him before I made these cookies. They look fabulous!


Dorothy November 6, 2011 at 9:19 pm

I totally agree.
FIRST, hide the Snickers. Then, make these cookies!


Fallon November 4, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Can’t go wrong with adding snickers to cookies. They look so good!


Dorothy November 5, 2011 at 7:00 am

Exactly. Although in some houses, there is no such thing as LEFTOVER candy!


Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust November 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Yummy! I love snickers in cookies. Your cookies look so good.


Dorothy November 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm

(love your name, by the way… : )
thanks! They didn’t last long around here, with 2 kids.


Kelly November 3, 2011 at 7:29 am

Wow these look absolutely delicious, what a great choice for SRC! Love your blog, so glad to be a new follower! xoxo


colleen November 3, 2011 at 6:40 am

Oh, these will definitely be made in my house. I knew I bought the mini snickers for a reason!


Renee - Kudos Kitchen November 1, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Hello from a fellow SRC member of group D. These cookies look so delicious. Great idea for using up left over Halloween candy! I love snickers!!!


Megan November 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm

These look and sound amazing! So glad I found your blog through the SRC–will definitely put some of my leftover candy in some cookies 🙂


Angie @ Bigbearswife November 1, 2011 at 8:40 am

Great Way to use up Halloween candy!


Rituparna November 1, 2011 at 2:11 am

Those are pure sin ….
Yumm … You are correct, you can’t have snickers lounging around the house, these cookie look perfect.


Rhonda October 31, 2011 at 8:24 pm

I’m from Group C but I’m an honorary Group D this week. Snickers are my hubby’s favorite candy bar, he’d love it if I made these.


nicole spaz October 31, 2011 at 7:26 pm

i usually make candy bark with extra candy but this sounds so good too!


April @ Angel Foods Kitchen October 31, 2011 at 10:20 am

Yum! Peanut butter and snickers… What’s not to love? Dropping by from the SRC. Great recipe.


Lisa~~ October 31, 2011 at 9:14 am

Great idea for using up the candy and so appropriate today, great SRC choice.

If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Group ‘A’ & ‘C’ SRC recipes this month: Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies and Thin Mint Irish Coffee.

Cook Lisa Cook


Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos October 31, 2011 at 8:07 am

These look almost as dangerous as having the candy around 🙂


Dorothy October 31, 2011 at 10:20 am

Exactly right!


Ellen October 31, 2011 at 7:13 am

Hi! I just found you through the secret recipe club. Love your blog! I’m a new follower.

We would love to invite you over to visit our blog and link up to our weekly themed blog hop called Everyday Sisters Sharing Sundays. This week’s theme is SWEET and SAVORY! We hope to see you there.



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