Snickers Bar Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

I broke in my new Silpat!

I think it was only fitting that the first type of cookies I made on it were chocolate chip.

But these aren’t just any old chocolate chip cookies.

They’re stuffed.

With even more sugar and chocolate

With Snickers bar pieces.

Remember the old Snickers Really Satisfies Campaign from the 80s & 90s?

The campaign that wanted us to believe that Snickers bars were nutritious and filling since they contained peanuts.

Guess the caramel, the “peanut butter nougat” and an outer coating of chocolate are nutritious too, right?

Sure, we’ll go with that.

Because when you bite into a chewy chocolate chip cookie

and into a Snickers bar that’s been baked into the cookie, life just got good. 

Real good.

And it’s all nutritious from the Snickers bar addition, no doubt.

 

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Snickers Bar Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Adapted from the Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt (I omitted)

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated white sugar

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs

2 cups (one 12-ounce package) chocolate chips (sorry Nestle, I use Trader Joe’s chips)

1 large Snickers Bar, diced

Directions

Preheat oven to 350° F

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.  Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips.

Refrigerate dough for 10-20 minutes if possible.

While dough is refrigerating, dice the Snickers bar into 1-centimeter sized pieces.  Approximations are fine.

Remove dough from refrigerator and make rounded tablespoon sized “patties” or balls of dough (I’d say about 1.5 tbsp sized patties).

Place a Snickers piece or two into the middle of each pattie.   Cover with another pattie, making a “lid”.  Run your fingers around it to seal in the edges

Bake on parchment paper, a Silpat, or sprayed cookie sheets for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown, taking care not to overbake.  I took mine out at 9.5 minutes and they still looked quite underdone but the continued to bake, brown, and set up during the cooling process.

Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes and if possible remove to wire racks to cool completely (I just let mine sit on the Silpat that I carefully lifted off the cookie sheet and placed onto the countertop about 5 minutes after they came out of the oven)

Tip: If you do not want to bother with making your own cookie dough, then don’t!  Buy refrigerated/pre-made cookie dough.  It will be nearly just as good and will take this recipe into two minutes of prep time and 10 minutes of baking and make it goof-proof.  Just saying.

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A Visual Guide:

Make the cookie dough

Chop the Snickers

Lay a chunk…

…or two chunks of Snickers bar pieces on a cookie dough pattie.

Almost make a little cradle almost.

Top with another cookie dough pattie as the lid.

Smooth and seal it with your fingers.

Don’t want any of that precious Snickers bar escaping through a poorly made seal.

Bake

Wait patiently. 

(And if you’re baking these in the wee hours of the morning with horrible indoor lighting, you get brownie points.  Or second helpings of cookies!)

Your house now smells ridiculously good.

Enjoy!

These cookies are chewy and almost fall-apart moist.  Exactly the way I like my cookies.

The closer to underbaked they are, i.e. half raw, the happier I am.

Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls anyone?

But when you get a bite of Snickers bar plus cookie dough plus chocolate chips all at once, suddenly everything is right with the world.

I have made stuffed cookies in the past, but in muffin liners and tins so they’re more like a cookie bar:

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Chip Cookies

and Dark Chocolate & Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

That’s a Treasures Chocolate & Caramel bar

And stuffed brownies with the same concept

Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Cupcakes with White Chocolate Icing

But these are my first true stuffed cookie

And I am happy to report, I ate more than one.  Ahem.

And I loved every hot chewy, gooey, chocolaty…

…rich, sweet, stuffed minute.

And from my earlier post, lots of you are into thrift and vintage shopping.  It was fun to hear if you’re into it, or into Craigslist or Ebay, and what you’ve purchased.

And lots of you said you’re browsers rather than buyersYour wallet thanks you. 

Questions:

1. Favorite kind of cookie?

2. Have you ever made any stuffed cookies?  What did you stuff them with?

The sky’s the limit.  Rolo, Reese’s PB Cups, Milky Way, 3 Muskateers, Mounds Bars

I think gooey and softer bars like that would work better than say a Skor or a Heath Bar.

I wonder how Skittles would work?  Or red licorice?  Pink or Red Starburst anyone? <–Not that I’d really want those things inside my cookies but just wondering how that would be.  Hmmm.  Maybe in snickerdoodle or sugar cookies that could work.  Do you see how my mind works?

What would you like to stuff your cookies with?  Cookie base + stuffing ingredient.   The sky is the limit!

P.S. Thanks for your entries on the Say NO to Auto Giveaway and I’ve really enjoyed reading what it is with your camera, photography, or with shooting manually that you enjoy and also what has you stumped.  Keep your giveaway entries and thoughts coming.

   

88 Responses to “Snickers Bar Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh — August 16, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Yum!! I love stuffed cookies! :) And I hope the new silpat worked out well for you!
    Oh, and amazing amazing amazing pictures!!

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    • Averie (Love Veggies and Yoga) replied: — August 16th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

      that’s the fastest comment EVER
      I literally just hit publish 45 secs ago!! :)

      and yes, I love the silpat. THANK YOU!!

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    JennyC — August 16, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Oh myyyy….! those looks so good Averie. I want some. Wait, i NEED some of those!!! thanks for sharing you recipe! my oven is broken so I’m hoping to try them out this weekend using my toaster. I’m crossing my finger that will work LOL

    Fave cookie – white chocolate macadamia nut. yum =)

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    • Averie (Love Veggies and Yoga) replied: — August 16th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

      Buy some pre-made refrigerated cookie dough, stuff them with some snickers/candy bars, and put nuke them. One cookie at a time as a trial. I bet it would work. I mean, not ideal but if your oven is broken and all :)

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    Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover! — August 16, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    “1 large Snickers Bar, diced” definitely never thought I’d see that in a recipe, ever. You are hilarious, lady! These look so good…

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    Paige @ Healthy Hits the Spot — August 16, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Omg! My mouth is watering… these look amazing! I am definitely going to make them!

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    Laurie m — August 16, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    My son turns 3 tomorrow. I am SO making these, they looks soooo good. Ooey gooey caramel-y. Yum!

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    Chrissy — August 16, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Wahooooo!! I wouldn’t have it any other way, if it were me breaking in a new silpat! Choco chip… And stuffed too? Nom! Also, I don’t do nestle chips either! TJs all the way!

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    Kathryn — August 17, 2011 at 1:38 am

    Woah, those cookies look good! I’ve made cake with skittles before and it really wasn’t that pleasant, somethings, sadly, are not cut out for life in a cake. Anything with chocolate and/or caramel in though would be amazing.

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — August 17, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Sensational tutorial! Melt in your mouth cookie!

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    VeggieGirl — August 17, 2011 at 3:00 am

    AHHHHHHHHHH those cookies look to-die-for delicious. Wowza.

    I would love to stuff cookies with peanut butter M&M’s… or more Snickers ;)

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    cathy — August 17, 2011 at 3:26 am

    1. chocolate chip!
    2. hershey’s kisses – they didn’t soften enough, though
    3. anything chocolate
    GREAT idea, averie, with the snicker! and i really want to try cookies in muffin tins, now.
    totally remember that snickers ad campaign. and how about, “when you eat your smarties do you eat the red ones last?…” (yes, i did – i used them to lipstick my mouth, when i was a kid!)

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    myFudo — August 17, 2011 at 3:30 am

    Wow!! these look great… so delicious… so mouth watering. I’ll definitely try this out.

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    Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance — August 17, 2011 at 4:08 am

    Love the idea of stuffing cookies, Averie! These are calling my name, but I MIGHT just have to make the peanut butter cup chocolate chip cookie recipe first. I’m always impartial to recipes with pb & chocolate :D

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit — August 17, 2011 at 4:24 am

    Stuffed? *gasp* (I actually did gasp) The only thing I’ve ever stuffed a cookie with are medjool dates. Holy wow were those amazing. Congrats on breaking in your silpat. Gosh, they’re so awesome!

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    Emily — August 17, 2011 at 5:13 am

    These look awesome! I made oreo stuffed peanut butter chocolate chip cookies once for some friends. Those definitely went over well, haha!

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — August 17, 2011 at 5:16 am

    There is nothing on this post that I wouldn’t eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner…baked or not.
    Delicious!!

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    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat — August 17, 2011 at 5:24 am

    I always love your recipes… these should be illegal! ;)

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    Victoria @ The Pursuit of Hippieness — August 17, 2011 at 5:36 am

    Mmmmmm stuffed cookies are the BEST. I made nutella-filled chocolate chip cookies a few weeks ago, and they were so good! Also I’ve made those crazy popular chocolate chip cookie dough filled chocolate chip cookie cupcakes… always winners among friends and family, but a LOT of work!

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    Snippets of Thyme — August 17, 2011 at 5:40 am

    Holy Moly! Watching the variety of candy bars get stuffed into the delicious cookie dough was certainly salivating over here. Do you think you could ship one or two down here to Texas! Those look like the definition of sinful.

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    Tracy @ Commit to Fit — August 17, 2011 at 6:29 am

    This look absolutely sinful! I love it. I may have to do some creative baking next week :)

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    Katie — August 17, 2011 at 6:42 am

    I’ve never made stuffed cookies. This is a shocking omission from my cookie reperotoire. Must remedy that ASAP.

    I prefered Milky Way to Snickers, because I don’t like the peanuts, and Milky Ways are just Snickers without the nuts. And then 3 Musketeers are just Milky Ways without the caramel. I love the nougat the best, so those were my fave.

    I bet skittles would get hard. Do you remember nerds Blizzards from DQ? Oh my god, those things were great in theory and awful in execution. I wonder how many teeth were chipped eating those?!?!

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    • Averie (Love Veggies and Yoga) replied: — August 17th, 2011 at 11:24 am

      There is nothing quite like the center of a Milky Way. And although it’s not high quality or anything, the Milky Way Darks, for what they are, will always have a special place in my heart.

      I have seen recipes floating around for how to make the nougat in the center of Milky Ways (which I think is technically slightly different than 3 Muskateer nougat, close, not exactly the same) but I have never tried. Candy making in the home kitchen is wayyy diff than commercial kitchens not to mention, they have patents on their recipes for a reason…they’ve spent more than an hour perfecting them :)

      And oh yes your comment reply to me re chilling it..yes, will try that next!

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    Brooke — August 17, 2011 at 6:44 am

    I am ALL about the under baking!

    Brooke
    http://www.TheAnnessaFamily.blogspot.com

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    katie @ KatieDid — August 17, 2011 at 6:47 am

    That seriously started my morning off on a good note, looking at those gorgeous oozing shots of the cookies. Best midnight snack you’ve ever had perhaps?
    I think two cookies stuffed with raw cookie dough after they’ve been cooked would be fantastic. But like you said, cookies stuffed with anything pretty much makes sense in my book!

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    Ilana — August 17, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Oh i want this. Right now.

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg — August 17, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Ohhhhh man. These cookies are flat-out dangerous :-)

    Didn’t you love your sil-pat?!?

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    Holly @ The Runny Egg — August 17, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Averie I LOVE Snickers — they are by far my favorite candy bar and these look so delicious!!!

    And I know this sounds silly, but good job cutting up the Snickers so nicely — I like to make the Snicker/Apple/Cool Whip salad (I hope you know what I’m talking about, it is a MN potluck staple!) and my Snicker chunks end up like globs!

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    • Averie (Love Veggies and Yoga) replied: — August 17th, 2011 at 11:25 am

      Oh I know that salad well. I was never at a grad party/baby shower/bridal shower/etc where it wasn’t served :)

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    Katie @ Raisins&Apples — August 17, 2011 at 8:08 am

    I adore the coconut and chocolate combination, so maybe it’s possible to stuff a cookie with Mounds?!

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    dragonmamma/naomi — August 17, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Ande’s mints, the kind that are green inside, make great cookie filling.

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    Rachel @ The Peach & The Pit — August 17, 2011 at 8:24 am

    I have never made stuffed cookies, but I’m thinking that a pb & pretzel stuffed chocolate chip cookie would be amazing! These look truly fantastic!

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    chelsea — August 17, 2011 at 8:36 am

    OH gosh I have to make these soon! They look so so yummy. Have you ever had the snickers ice cream bars?! THOSE are sooooo good haha.

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    Erica — August 17, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I’ve been excited for this recipe since seeing the pictures on instagram! You always make the best treats! Snickers are definitely healthy…. ;)

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    kristen, sweetly — August 17, 2011 at 9:18 am

    I didn’t know you could even stuff cookies!!! And the snickers bits stayed inside?! This may well change my world. I’ve made pb blossoms, with the chocolate kisses on top, but that’s it.

    I like knowing I’m not the only one who loves sort-of-uncooked cookies. :-) They warm my heart.

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    Amber K — August 17, 2011 at 9:34 am

    As long as the cookie is ooey gooey and CHEWY I’m good. Molasses cookies are awesome. Although I haven’t had a good gluten-free x-gum free cookie. In fact I haven’t even had a good GF cookie. Unless I made it myself and it was raw. These look sooo goood. I’m salivating!

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    Kelli — August 17, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Averie, you are so bad!!!! Those cookies look beyond amazing. I love the pic with the caramel drip!!! I have to make these asap. I think between these and the pb butterscotch bars, I am going to be busy this weekend!!!

    My favorite stuffed dessert is brownies stuffed with reese cups or york peppermint patties-yum!!!

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    • Averie (Love Veggies and Yoga) replied: — August 17th, 2011 at 11:27 am

      Glad I have helped occupy some time in the kitchen with baking projects this weekend. Lmk what you end up making and your verdicts!

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    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — August 17, 2011 at 10:54 am

    OH MY GOSH Averie!! those look so delicious!!!! Snickers are a fabulous choice to stuff a cookie with!!! I always love the nutty flavor of those! baby ruth’s were also so good and I bet would be just as amazing stuffed inside those little dough balls!

    You are rocking witht he pictures they look AMAZING!!
    Favorite dessert is key lime pie!!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — August 17, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Yum! I made similar cookies but used a peanut butter cookie based instead of chocolate chip (http://www.confessionsofachocoholic.com/chocolate/peanut-butter-cookies) and also used mini snickers bars. Finding the surprise stuffed inside is the best!

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    Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites — August 17, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Averie- Those cookies are just oozing with pure hedonistic bliss right there. I often send links to your recipes to my boyfriend whole at work and I know he will beg me to make these haha

    I have never made stuffed cookies but I have made peppermint patty stuffed brownies!

    I love the stuffed cookie idea though… I just found these insanely delicious looking package of chocolate covered strawberries (they were perfectly round and all natural) at Best Buy of all places haha I was super tempted to by them and I am thinking they would be awesome stuffed in peanut butter cookies!

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    emily (a nutritionist eats) — August 17, 2011 at 11:56 am

    You have no idea how happy one of these cookies RIGHT now would make me! YUM!

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    Errign — August 17, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    I kind of love you for this recipe…just sayin’
    Thanks for your comment on my blog – I felt like I met a celebrity, hehe :)

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    Caroline — August 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    What a genius idea!! Snickers are one of my favorite candies. Never thought to put them in a cookie. This reminds me of something my friend makes–she bakes cupcakes and puts cookie dough in the center. They’re addicting!

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    Christin@purplebirdblog — August 17, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Your “nutritious” logic is flawless, my dear! :)

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    Colleen — August 17, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    WOW those cookies looks so delicious! Ew, I would not try putting a fruity candy into a candy, haha. I still love the classic chocolate chip cookies with reese’s cup inside :)

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    Alexa @ Simple Eats — August 17, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Um…these look flippin’ fantastic! I’d stuff my cookies with a Twix bar…or a Reese’s cup!

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    Christine (The Raw Project) — August 17, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Very creative on stuffing in a Snickers, that’s awesome. You are the dessert queen! Gorgeous pictures, yours are very vibrant too! :-)

    1. Raw cacao date balls of just about any type.
    2. Not yet, but I’m thinking of trying raw almond butter cups.

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    Allie {A Teaspoon of LIFE} — August 17, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Oh Holy Night!
    I can’t believe I have never stuffed a cookie! This looks sinful and amazing! I’m bookmarking to try this weekend :) Thanks for sharinggggg!

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    Kathy Howe — August 17, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I’ve made cookies stuffed with minature reeses cups and they are delicious!

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    Lwbookeater — August 17, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Snickers bars in cookies? So wrong, but so, SO right! ;)

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    Kim — August 18, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Yum. I will sooooooo be making these! :D

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    ileena — August 18, 2011 at 7:31 am

    i made stuffed cookies last night… just with resse’s peanut butter cups.
    but snickers inside sound great as well. :)

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    Ragnhild — August 18, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Oh my God!!!!! I almost regret looking at these photos! They look like the best cookies ever!

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    Victoria — August 21, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    This just ain’t right! It’s midnight, I just got home from work and I have NO snickers bar. Seriously, I have to wait until tomorrow?? Not fair at all.

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