Santa's Snickers Surprises

A few years ago I clipped this recipe out of a magazine and we have been enjoying it ever since. We just made a batch of these Santa's Snickers Surprises  this week and it has already been requested that we make them again.
Here's what you need: butter, creamy peanut butter, brown sugar, white sugar, flour, eggs, vanilla, baking soda, salt, Snickers Minis and chocolate for drizzling.
Start by combining the butter, peanut butter and sugars with mixer on low to medium speed until light and fluffy.

Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
In separate bowl combine the sifted flour, baking soda and salt together, then slowly add to the butter/sugar mixture. Cover and chill for 2-3 hours.
Right before you pull the dough out of the refrigerator, unwrap all the Snickers and discard the wrappers.
Scoop out 1 tablespoon pieces and flatten with palm of your hand.
Place Snickers Mini in the middle and wrap the dough around the candy bar.
Make sure your Snickers bar is completely covered by the dough before placing on greased cookie sheet or cookie sheet with a baking mat.
Bake for 13 to 14 minutes in preheated 325 degree oven. Cool on baking rack or wax paper. Then drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired.
Santa's Snicker Surprises
(makes 3-4 dozen)

2 sticks softened butter
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour (sifted)
1 tsp. baking soda
2 pkg. (13 oz) Snickers Brand Miniatures
chocolate chips for melting to drizzle

Combine butter, peanut butter and sugars using a mixer on medium to low speed until light and fluffy. Slowly add eggs and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Mix flour, salt and baking soda in separate bowl and then slowly add to the butter mixture. Cover and chill for 2-3 hours. Unwrap all the Snickers. Remove the dough from refrigerator. Divide into 1 Tbsp. pieces and flatten. Place a Snickers Miniature in the center of each piece of dough. Wrap the dough around the Miniature so that it is hidden inside. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 13-14 minutes. Let cookies cool on baking rack or wax paper. Drizzle melted chocolate over the tops of the cookies. Makes 3-4 dozen.

The Snickers bars just melt into a glorious puddle of yumminess inside the peanut butter flavored cookie. These little treasures are chewy and delicious... a perfect new cookie to leave out for Santa this year ;-)

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  1. If it has snickers in it has to be good!! xo

  2. Looks good. I used to make a similar cookie with a Rollo inside.

  3. Yum. May have to add this to our cookie rotation!

  4. Yum. May have to add this to our cookie rotation!

  5. Oh these look great!!! Sounds like a fantastic recipe! Thanks.

  6. These just look so fabulous that I seriously hope you'll share them on our Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap at It's going on now through Dec. 18th. Thanks!

  7. These sound just yummy, can't wait to try them!

  8. Wow! Is all I have to say! Thank you for linking theses up! Yummy

  9. I would have one very happy Santa if I made these, he might not make it to everyone else's house. If you get a chance I would love for you to link up your recipe at my Pin Party.

  10. Hello, Mr. Snickers! How I will love to put you in this cookie!

    Thanks for the recipe!

  11. YUM!! Those cookies look so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe at A Bouquet of Talent. I am making these. :)

  12. Nici, seriously. I was planning on just eating the rest of the leftover Halloween snickers and now you come out with this deliciousness? :) I'm sharing these on my Facebook page tonight, thanks so much for linking up to Show & Share Wednesday!

  13. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. These cookies look amazing! We can't wait to take them to a Christmas party! -The Six Sisters

  15. Snickers are my most favorite thing to eat! YUM! In a cookie? Totally trying these.

  16. I have never had these, but I love love love snickers, so I really really would love this cookie. Gotta' make these for sure. Thanks so much for linking to the Holiday Baking Party. Hugs, marty

  17. Nici- These look wonderful! I'm glad you shared on the Christmas Exchange linky party so that I could discover your recipe.

  18. These are absolutely delicous! Sinful but oh so good. My neighbor saw the recipe you linked up on our cookie party, made some and brought a few to me! So glad she did. Thanks for linking up and inspiring my neighbor to cook for me.

  19. oh my goodness these will be a big hit with our grandchildren. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Christmas Cookie swap Linky party. Pinned your yumminess! xo


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