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SNICKERS® Surprise Cookies

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The ultimate Halloween cookie

Looking for a clever way to enjoy extra Halloween candy? Whip up a batch of SNICKERS® Surprise Cookies. The surprise? These cookies get their molten center from a miniature candy bar tucked inside!

SNICKERS® Surprise Cookies

This time of year, Halloween candy is everywhere! Instead of popping it into your mouth right out of the wrapper, get creative and wrap mini SNICKERS® bars inside cookie dough for the ultimate melt-in-your-mouth Halloween treat.


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 of a mashed banana
  • 1/4  teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 24 SNICKERS® minis



Heat oven to 300 degrees F.


In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.

The ultimate Halloween cookie


In a large mixing bowl, blend butter, applesauce, peanut butter and both sugars until smooth.

The ultimate Halloween cookie


Add mashed bananas and vanilla to the butter mixture.


Spoon in the flour mixture.


Chill dough in a covered bowl for 2 to 3 hours.


Scoop a tablespoon of cookie dough onto a plate and flatten it.

The ultimate Halloween cookie


Set a SNICKERS® mini in the center of each cookie and wrap the cookie around it.

The ultimate Halloween cookie


Lay parchment paper on a cookie sheet, place the cookies on top and bake for roughly 20–30 minutes.

The ultimate Halloween cookie


Allow cookies to cool on a wire rack before serving.

The ultimate Halloween cookie

Quick Tip

Who says homemade cookies have to be given out in December? Package stacks of Halloween cookies in Mason jars, pop on a label or gift tag and deliver to friends and neighbors! (Bonus: One less thing to do during the holiday rush!)

More fun Halloween treats and activities

SNICKERS® pretzel milkshake
Harvest dumplings
Halloween paper craft treat bags

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