Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies (2023)

This post may contain affiliate links.

Jump to Recipe

Soft and Chewy Snickers Cookies— Soft, moist, and tender in the interior with perfectly chewy edges! Calling all Snickers candy bar fans, these are for you! Save this recipe when you have extra candy on hand from Halloween or the holidays!

Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies (1)

Easiest Snickers Cookie Recipe

I had a big bag of Snickers Fun Size candy bars that were begging to be eaten.Or baked into soft, chewy, gooey chocolate chip cookies.

Let me start off by saying these are my favorite chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever made. Snickers just sweeten the deal. Literally.

Snickers were a favorite childhood candy bar, and I could wolf down a Snickers bar after school in just minutes. Like their old slogan goes, “Packed with peanuts, Snickers really satisfies”, and they do.

Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies (2)

The density, the peanuts, caramel, nougat, chewiness, and the layers of texture make them an easy favorite. Unlike some candy bars that just make you want to eat another candy bar, at least after a Snickers I’m satisfied.

The Snickers cookies use the same dough base I used in my, adapted just slightly from Chocolate Chip and Chunk Cookies. I love this dough base because it produces consistently soft and chewy cookies, isn’t fussy, and people write with glowing reports when they try it.

I actually like this version better than the Chocolate Chip and Chunk version, which uses a combo of bread and all-purpose flour. I’ve determined that with this doing, using 100% all-purpose flour is my preference.

Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies (3)

Cornstarch is the unique ingredient that keeps the cookies so soft and light, like Keebler Softbatch cookies, but they’re not cakey or dry in the least.

For anyone who’s jumped on the Pudding Cookie or Cake Mix Cookie crazes, those cookies turn out so soft because the first ingredient in pudding or cake mix tends to be ‘modified food starch’. Adding a couple teaspoons of corn starch to cookie dough lends similar results.

They are so, so soft, light, moist, and tender. The dough is buttery and the centers are ooey and gooey, while the edges are a bit firmer with chewiness.

(Video) Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies (4)

The big hunks of Snickers and melted chocolate chips in every bite make these a perfect choice for those who want extra chocolate and texture in your traditional chocolate chip cookies, without heading into the category of the monster cookies I see on Pinterest, where half the kitchen pantry of add-ins are dumped in.

You can really appreciate the Snickers in these.

I started baking 4 cookies at a time with my leftover dough. Because if there were more on the tray, I would happily eat them until they were gone. I loved them that much.

Melty, oozing chocolate and candy bars are pretty hard to resist. Snickers really satisfies.

Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies (5)

What’s in the Snickers Cookies?

To make this easy Snickers cookie recipe, you’ll need:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Snickers
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips

Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies (6)

How to Make Snickers Cookies

They’re very straightforward and easy to make. Cream the butter, egg, sugars, and vanilla very well, about 5 minutes.

Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined before folding in diced Snickers and chocolate chips. If you have another candy bar you prefer, by all means, use it.

Chill the dough for atleast2 horus prior to baking the cookies.

Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies (7)

Once the dough has had time to chill, bake them for 8 or 9 minutes, not more than 10. They may look grossly underdone and very glossy at 8 to 9 minutes, but I assure you they firm up dramatically as they cool.

Don’t wait to pull them from the oven until you think they’re done. That’s way too late, and you’ll end up with Hard and Crispy, not Soft and Chewy.

I sometimes even make the mistake myself of thinking they’re not done at 8 minutes and leave them in closer to 10, but always prefer the 8 minute cookies.

(Video) Gooey Snickers Cookies recipe 🍪

Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies (8)

Can the Cookie Dough Be Made in Advance?

Yes!The dough can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days before baking. I like to bake a half dozen or so at a time, just when I know we’re going to want to eat fresh and warm in the next hour or two.

They stay soft for a week, but I doubt you’ll have a problem with them lingering.

Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies (9)

Can I Use Another Candy Bar?

Yes! I’ve also used this dough base to use Twix Cookies, but feel free to use most any chocolate candy bar you’d like.

Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies (10)

Tips for Making Snickers Bar Cookies

I try to strategically place the chunks of Snickers on the top and sides of the cookies rather than the bottoms, both for cosmetic purposes and so exposed caramel and nougat isn’t baking directly on the baking sheet.

If you notice an exposed hunk towards the base, relocate it to the top or side. It’s not imperative, but just a little trick.

The dough must be chilled for at least 2 hours before baking or they cookies will be prone to spreading and will bake thin.

If you want nice, thick, soft, puffy centers, with chewy edges, chill your dough. If you want thin, wimpy, flat-as-pancake cookies, then don’t. Your choice.

Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies (11)

Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies (12)

Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies (13)


Yield: 26

Soft and Chewy Snickers Cookies

Prep Time10 minutes

Cook Time8 minutes

Chill Time2 hours

Total Time2 hours 18 minutes

Soft, moist, and tender in the interior with perfectly chewy edges! Calling all Snickers candy bar fans, these are for you! Save this recipe when you have extra candy on hand from Halloween or the holidays!


  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt, optional and to taste
  • 1 heaping cup Snickers, diced small and loosely piled in measuring cup (or another variety of candy including M&Ms, Milky Way, Peanut Butter Cups, Rolo, etc.)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter, sugars, egg, vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed until well-creamed, light and fluffy, about 5 minutes (or use a hand mixer and beat for at least 7 minutes).
  2. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, optional salt, and mix until just combined, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the Snickers, chocolate chips, and beat momentarily to incorporate, or fold in by hand.
  4. Using a medium 2-inch cookie scoop, form heaping mounds (I made 26). Place mounds on a large plate, flatten mounds slightly with your palm, cover with plasticwrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or up to 5 days, before baking. Do not bake with warm dough because cookies will spread and bake thinner and flatter.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F, line a baking sheet with a Silpat Non-Stick Baking Mat, parchment, or spray with cooking spray. and place mounds on baking sheet, spaced at least 2 inches apart (I bake 8 cookies per sheet).
  6. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes, or until edges have set and tops are just beginning to set, even if slightly undercooked, pale and glossy in the center. Do not bake longer than 10 minutes as cookies will firm up as they cool (The cookies shown in the photos were baked with dough that had been chilled overnight, allowed to come to room temp for 15 minutes, and were baked for 8 minutes, with trays rotated at the 4-minute mark. They have chewy edges with soft, pillowy centers).
  7. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing and transferring to a rack to finish cooling.


Storage: Store cookies airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Alternatively, unbaked cookie dough can be stored airtight in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, so consider baking only as many cookies as desired and save the remaining dough to be baked in the future when desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 145Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g


More Snickers Desserts:

Chocolate Chip Snickers Cookie Bars — Soft, chewy, EASY no-mixer bars made in one bowl with chunks of Snickers and chocolate in every bite!! A guaranteed family FAVORITE!!

Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies (14)

No-Bake Deep Dish Peanut Butter Snickers Pie — This rich, decadent Snickers pie has so many textures and flavors going on, there’s bound to be something for everyone!

Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies (15)

Snickers Dip — The dip is made with tangy cream cheese, chopped Snickers, peanuts, and there’s melted milk chocolate and salted caramel swirled throughout.

Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies (16)

Chocolate Candy Bar Cake — An easy frozen dessert with graham crackers, chocolate pudding, whipped topping, chocolate chips, PEANUT BUTTER CUPS and SNICKERS!! Perfect for when you don’t want to turn on your oven!!

Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies (17)

Loaded Candy Bar Brownies — These dense, fudgy brownies are loaded with candy bar pieces, making them supremely decadent. They’re as fast and easy as a boxed mix, and everything is whisked together in one bowl.

Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies (18)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Bars— These peanut butter candy bars are no-bake, easy, loaded with bold peanut butter flavor, and plenty of chocolate. They’re super soft, very dense, and chewy!

Soft and Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies (19)

Originally posted May 6, 2013 and republished with updated text October 8, 2021.

(Video) Snickers Cookies/ YOU WILL MAKE THEM AGAIN N AGAIN!

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to


What makes a cookie chewy vs soft? ›

Well, the long and short answer to chewy cookies is it's all about the moisture content. Cookies that are dense and chewy incorporate more moisture into the batter. This can be achieved by making substitutions with ingredients, or even just changing the way you incorporate certain ingredients.

What is the secret to chewy cookies? ›

More brown sugar than white sugar: More brown sugar than white sugar: The moisture in brown sugar promises an extra soft and chewy baked cookie. White granulated sugar is still necessary, though. It's dry and helps the cookies spread.

How do you make cookies more moist and chewy? ›

Just adding more water isn't going to do it. But one liquid we do recommend adding is either corn syrup or golden syrup. It helps to retain moisture and will make your cookies super chewy. Add in 1/4 cup of corn syrup to your dough and enjoy how moist your cookies turn out!

What makes cookies more soft? ›

Baking cookies quickly in a hot oven – at 375 degrees F as opposed to a lower temperature – will make for soft results. They'll bake fast instead of sitting and drying out in the oven's hot air. Ever so slightly underbaking your cookies will give you softer results than cooking them the full amount the recipe says.


2. How To Make Chocolate Chip Snickers Cookies | Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
3. the best chewy chocolate chip and snickers cookies recipe and pancakes 🥞 🍪
(#kitchen and more)
4. Chocolate Chip Snickers Cookies 500x500
(Gonzalez Productions)
6. Snickers cookies
(Elaha shaiq)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Msgr. Benton Quitzon

Last Updated: 14/04/2023

Views: 6157

Rating: 4.2 / 5 (63 voted)

Reviews: 94% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Msgr. Benton Quitzon

Birthday: 2001-08-13

Address: 96487 Kris Cliff, Teresiafurt, WI 95201

Phone: +9418513585781

Job: Senior Designer

Hobby: Calligraphy, Rowing, Vacation, Geocaching, Web surfing, Electronics, Electronics

Introduction: My name is Msgr. Benton Quitzon, I am a comfortable, charming, thankful, happy, adventurous, handsome, precious person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.