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Snickers Chocolate Cookie Cups

Snickers Chocolate Cookie Cups, peanut butter, caramel sauce

Hey everyone! I’m Lindsay from Life, Love and Sugar, where I share all kinds of fun and tasty treats and desserts. I’m so excited to be guest posting today and sharing my Snickers Chocolate Cookie Cups recipe.

I love making easy everyday treats, as well as more elaborate desserts like a fun cake. And taking a fun cookie up a notch with these Snickers Chocolate Cookie Cups is right up my alley! An easy to make, over the top cookie that uses simple ingredients!

Growing up, I didn’t actually like Snickers. How crazy is that? Fortunately I came to my senses and now it’s one of my favorite things to bake with. Can’t beat chocolate, peanut butter and caramel!

Snickers Chocolate Cookie Cups, peanut butter, caramel sauce

Snickers Chocolate Cookie Cups, peanut butter, caramel sauce

The chocolate cookie used in this recipe is one of my favorites. Soft and chewy without being undercooked. And the dough is so easy to mix together.

Once you’ve got the dough made, you bake it in a mini cupcake tin to make the cookie cups. After they come out of the oven, add the mini Snickers. They’ll melt right into the cookie – gooey and delicious!

Snickers Chocolate Cookie Cups, peanut butter, caramel sauce

Once they’re cool, you’ll want to make the icing. It’s a light chocolate icing with a little bit of peanut butter added. Top the icing with a little caramel sauce and you have the perfect little cookie cup. FULL of flavor!

Of course, you could always make the cookie cups and leave the icing off. That’s how my husband prefers them. He doesn’t have the sweet tooth that I do. 🙂

Thanks so much for having me today. I hope you enjoy the cookie cups!

What is the Difference Between Bakers Chocolate and Cocoa?

Cocoa powder generally contains just 10 to 12% cocoa butter, while pure unsweetened chocolate contains about 55%.

You can substitute cocoa for bakers chocolate if you add 1 tablespoon butter, shortening or oil for every 3 Tablespoons of cocoa.

Can Cupcakes be Baked Without the Paper Liners?

You can bake cupcakes and muffins with using the paper liners.

Just be sure to use nonstick spray in the pans and let the cupcakes cool before removing them from the pan.

How Long Will Cupcakes Keep?

Unfrosted cupcakes last for up to six months in the freezer.

Cupcakes will keep for a week in the refrigerator.

You can keep cup cakes for 2-3 days at room temperature.

Snickers Chocolate Cookie Cups

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Snickers Chocolate Cookie Cups

5 from 1 vote
Servings: 36 -40 cookie cups


For the cookie cups:

  • 3/4 cups butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 48 mini Snickers bars

For the icing and caramel:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 cup cocoa
  • 1/8 cup peanut butter
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  • caramel sauce I used [this one]


  • Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes.
  • Add milk, egg and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Dough will be thick.
  • Grease a mini muffin tin.
  • Make balls of about 2 large tsp in size and press into the bottom of each mini muffin cup.
  • Press the center down just a bit to make an indention, where you'll add the mini snickers later.
  • You want each cup to only be about 3/4 full.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes.
  • Remove from oven (the centers may look a little undone, but they will cook more as they sit) and press mini snickers into the center of the cookie cups.
  • Allow to cool for 3-4 minutes in the muffin tin. The mini Snickers will start to melt.
  • Remove cookies to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  • To make the icing, beat the butter and shortening together until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar to the butter mixture, one cup at a time, and mix until smooth.
  • Add peanut butter and cocoa and mix until smooth.
  • Add 1-2 tbsp of water until the icing is the right consistency.
  • Top the cookie cups with the icing, then a little bit of caramel sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Snickers Chocolate Cookie Cups
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 521 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 260mg11%
Potassium 284mg8%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 51g57%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 289IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Snickers Chocolate Cookie Cups, peanut butter, caramel sauce

Looking for more tempting recipes?

Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake | Snickers Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Reese’s Peanut Butter Marshmallow Cookie Pie | Bomb Diggity Brownies

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  • Yum! These look so good! I love that they are mini sized too. 🙂

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  • These look amazing!! Sharing everywhere!

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    • Thanks girl!!

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  • These look amazing!!

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  • What a glorious recipe for the summertime, Lindsay! I was a HUGE lover of Snickers bars as a kid, and while I’ve grown away from most candy bars, I still love them. Definitely gonna have to make these!

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  • these look addictive!

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    • That’s the perfect way to describe them!

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  • I made these today. They look gorgeous. The recipe didn’t call for salt….I think it could use a pinch 🙂

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    • I love a little pinch of salt in my desserts. I’m so glad you were able to try them out!

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  • I’m practically running to the kitchen to make these! They’re beautiful!

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  • oh my gosh, these look amazing. I love snickers, and snickers with a chocolate cookie cup. YUM~!

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    • Don’t those seriously look killer?!

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  • Wow, incredible! Love that caramel drizzle.

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  • This recipe is AHHHmazing!!! I love the cookie inside and the chocolate-caramely goodnesss!!!

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  • These cookie cups look absolutely delicious! I love Snickers bars, so this was a winner the minute I saw the name and ingredients. I love, love, love it. Thanks for sharing!

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    • She is amazing isn’t she?! I love these too!

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  • Oh my dear heavens. Snickers-stuffed anything would be amazing, but a cookie cup??? Yes please. Pinned!

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  • OUT-rageous! These little treats look heavenly, Lindsay. I definitely wouldn’t be able to stop at one!

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    • I for sure need 500. The end.

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    • thanks, girl!

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  • Beyond amazing! I could eat 12 of these without blinking an eye!

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  • These are so gorgeous! I wish I was the one who took that bite!

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    • I’ve thought the same thing a gazillion times!

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  • I so want some of these!

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    • I could eat them all!

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  • These are everything delicious in one ,maybe two, bites! I love how the chocolate frosting with caramel sauce gives a hint at the treat hidden inside!

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  • These look sinful. I’m sure if I made these I eat the entire batch in one day. Great recipe. I just saved it to try later. Thanks for sharing and introducing me to “Oh Sweet Basil.”

    Have a great rest of the week!

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    • Thanks Vicki! Hope to hear from you more!

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  • My husbands favorite candy bar is Snickers and I am going to get major brownie (cookie cup?) points when I make these for him! These photos are absolutely stunning too! Pinned

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