25 Days of Cookies: Candybar Peanut Butter Cookies


I came up with the cookies below last year after Halloween. We had a ton of leftover candy that I really wanted to get rid of, but when I heard that you could use the mini candybars for cookies I had to give it a try.

I experiment with mini Snickers and mini Milky Ways, and the Snickers came out best. The Milky Way cookies weren’t bad, but once cooked and then cooled the nougat became tough. I did find them a bit tastier than the Snickers, though!

This does make quite a bit of peanut butter cookie dough, so if you find you don’t have a lot of candy bars left over for all of it, it makes regular peanut butter cookies just fine.

Candybar Peanut Butter Cookies

1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. softened butter
1 c. peanut butter
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
3 c. flour
1 (16 oz.) pkg. Mini Snickers bars, cut in half

Cream together sugar, brown sugar, butter and peanut butter. Add vanilla and beaten eggs and mix.

Add baking powder, baking soda and flour; mix well.

Wrap dough around each Snickers bar half, forming a ball.

Place on ungreased (or parchment-lined) cookie sheet. Cookies will flatten as they bake so don’t press them. Bake at 350 degrees for 11-13 minutes or until light golden brown.

Makes about 50 cookies!

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