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.

Snickers Surprise Cookies: Step 2


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

Snickers Surprise Cookies: Step 3


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.

Snickers Surprise cookies: Step 7


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

Snickers surprise cookies: Step 8


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

Snickers surprise cookies: Step 9


Allow cookies to cool on a wire rack before serving.

Snickers Surprise Cookies

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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