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Easy Snickers Cookie Cups with Caramel Frosting

Easy Snickers Cookie Cups made with refrigerated cookie dough and candy bars. Take the extra step and make the caramel frosting to add the finishing touch! It’s so worth it.

Chocolate chip cookie cups with a snickers filling and caramel frosting. On a light blue with white polka dot linen.

One of my husbands’ favorite treats is chocolate chip cookie cups with a Reese’s in the center. That’s it. He is even content with the refrigerated cookie dough for a simple two ingredient dessert.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

All the fancy Cookies, Cheesecakes and homemade candy I make and at the end of the day, he’d rather have something that involves nothing more than store bought dough and a candy bar.

I can’t fault him, though.

Chocolate candy wrapped in soft cookie dough is a thing of beauty; and a treat I’m happy to make and eat!

My husband and I were both in the mood for one of those cookie cups, but when I went to the fridge, I was disappointed.

These easy and delicious Snickers Cookie Cups start with refrigerated cookie dough and candy bars. Topped with a sweet caramel frosting, they are sure to be a hit!

While I happened to have a roll of cookie dough on hand, the only candy I had was Snickers.

Instead of giving up, I pressed on (please, save your applause).

I figured if we liked peanut butter cups in the center of a cookie cup, we were likely to enjoy the same concept with Snickers.

Snickers Cookie Cups

So I got to work making a treat that was already fairly decadent with chocolate chip cookie dough, milk chocolate, caramel, nougat and peanuts in every cup. And I promise you, I had every intention of stopping right there.

I filled the cupcake tin with cookie dough and snickers, placed them in the oven and waited while the kitchen filled with the irresistible smell of baking chocolate chip cookies. I pulled them out of the oven, let them cool and was getting ready to try a bite . . .

But they just looked so unfinished. Maybe it’s the cupcake like shape of these cookie cups, but it felt like they needed a little something on top.

We all know I love frosting on everything…so I whipped up some caramel frosting and topped it with some peanuts and mini chocolate chips to maintain the Snickers theme.

You’ll thank me later for my tendency to overachieve when it comes to candy based desserts!

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What you’ll need:

These homemade cookie cups are so easy considering how impressive they look, and taste.

It’s a great reason to always keep a tube of refrigerated cookie dough on hand, even if you’re usually more of a bake-cookies-from-scratch kind of person.

Everything you need to make Snickers Cookie Cups:

  • Refrigerated Cookie Dough
  • Snickers Bars (miniature or full size)
  • Caramel frosting (recipe below)

If you’re using full sized Snicker’s bars, chop them into pieces first. Use a sharp knife to chop each full sized bar into 8 pieces.

To make the cookie cups:

STEP 1. Cut the cookie dough into pieces and drop each piece at the bottom of a mini muffin tin.

STEP 2. Bake in oven for about 10-12 minutes at 350 F until lightly browned. Immediately press the snickers candy pieces into center. Allow to cool in pan about 15 minutes. Remove and cool completely on wire rack.

While the cookie cups are cooling, make the caramel frosting.

How to make Caramel Frosting

Caramel lovers rejoice! Finally, a frosting that’s easy to make and actually tastes like caramel. This buttercream frosting is light, fluffy and sweet with lots of caramel flavor.

Here’s what you need:

  • Powdered sugar
  • Unsalted butter
  • Milk
  • Caramel sauce

To make the frosting:

Beat powdered sugar with butter, milk and caramel sauce for 5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Pipe onto cooled cookie cups, and immediately sprinkle with peanuts and chocolate chips.

Candy Bar Cookies

We’re big snickers fans around here, so naturally these cookie cups were a huge hit! I think they’ll make their way into our family treat rotation as often as the original version with Reese’s cups.

If you need a nut free version, Milk Way Bars would also be delicious here! The caramel frosting pairs perfectly with the chocolate, nougat and caramel from the candy bars–and I’m obsessed with the way it tastes on the chocolate chip cookies.

These cookie cups are also such a cute variation on your everyday cookie. They’ll be a huge hit at birthday parties, bake sales and anywhere you’d usually bring your favorite kind of cookies. They look adorable and everyone will “ooh” and “ahh” when they realize there’s a real Snickers bar baked into each cup!

ENJOY! 🙂

These easy and delicious Snickers Cookie Cups start with refrigerated cookie dough and candy bars. Topped with a sweet caramel frosting, they are sure to be a hit!

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Yield: 48 cookie cups

Snickers Cookie Cups

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Easy Snickers Cookie Cups made with refrigerated cookie dough and candy bars. Take the extra step and make the caramel frosting, so worth it!!

Ingredients

For the Cookies:

  • 1 roll (32 oz) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 48 mini snickers candy, or about 6 full size snickers bars, chopped into 8 pieces

For the Frosting:

  • 3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 Tbsp caramel sauce
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cut cookie dough into 48 pieces. Drop each piece into a mini muffin tin.
  3. Bake in oven for about 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned. Immediately press candy into center. Allow to cool in pan about 15 minutes. Remove and cool completely on wire rack.
  4. For the frosting, beat powdered sugar with butter, milk and caramel sauce for 5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Pipe onto cooled cookie cups, and immediately sprinkle with peanuts and chocolate chips.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 377Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 165mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 40gProtein: 5g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Today’s Snicker’s Cookie Cups recipe was originally published on Shugary Sweets on September 7, 2015.

These Snickers Cookie Cups are cookies AND candy all in one easy to make treat! Bake up a batch of these bars to share today–just be sure to set aside a few all for yourself. Trust me on this one! You deserve it.

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Comments & Reviews

  1. Hi! I love your blog and all of your recipes. I bake for the Chicago Bears, and plan to make these for the opening week of the NFL season. Just wondering about the frosting. When you say caramel sauce, do you use a homemade sauce, or store-bought like you’d put on ice-cream… or just any kind will do? Thanks so much for sharing all of your fabulous treat recipes! I am going to start blogging my baking and will link to you whenever I make yours. Can’t wait to try these!

    1. Hi Sarah, what a fun job (especially for a Bears fan like myself 🙂 ), for the caramel I usually use a homemade…but a thick store bought works great too!! Good luck with the blog!

  2. Made these yesterday.  Oh so YUMMY!  LOVE THE CARAMEL FROSTING!!  We’re talking eat it with a spoon love!  Of note, I used mini snickers and noticed the candy center would pull out when taking a second bite.   I’ll try cutting up the full-sized bars next time, as then they are not completely enrobed in chocolate and will perhaps stay in place?  Thanks for the recipe!!!

  3. I had the privilege of trying one of these delicious little yummies.  Oh my–they are every bit as fabulous as they look.  Probably even better!

  4. OH my word!!!! Hot damn these look phenomenal!!!!! Kinda wonderful for when you have way too much halloween candy left over – lol

  5. Congrats on your pull-up! That’s more than I can do – I have bird arms, haha. Love these cookie cups! 

  6. Congrats on achieving your goal! You have the right motivation so no wonder you are rocking it! These cookie cups look so tempting! Love the caramel frosting idea! 

  7. No. Way.

    You have actually combined my all time favorite candy bar into a cookie AND a cup which means  = portable deliciousness. This is dangerous!

  8. Yay for pull up goals!! I don’t think I can even do 1. Maybe I should try sometime.
    Or maybe I should just eat 100 of these instead. Because snickers and cookies and adorable little cups? GIMME THAT! Pinned!

  9. WOW. I am totally impressed. As someone who tries to get stronger but who has a totally weak upper body, I am full of admiration. Congratulations on getting that pull-up done! And for your overenthusiastic swim. Being sore is good. It’s your body’s way of letting you know you have muscles!
    These cookie cups are a perfect post pull-up reward!

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