Snickers Cookies Bars Recipe

These Snickers Cookies Bars are made with a shortbread base, caramel, chocolate, and peanuts. It’s the best Christmas cookie recipes ever! This cookie bars recipe tastes just like Snickers and they are just so delicious.

Snickers Cookie Bars recipe

Snickers Cookies Bar

Snickers Cookies Bars are perfect for the holiday season. If you love Snickers (what’s not to love?), then you’ll love this amazing cookie bar recipe!

HAPPY NATIONAL COOKIE DAY! It’s the best day of the year. What could be better than logging into social media and seeing amazing cookies in your feed ALL DAY LONG? For one day, the entire world celebrates the best food there is: COOKIES! To celebrate, I’m sharing these amazing Snickers Cookies Bars.

You guys know I’m not the best baker; it’s one aspect of cooking that will always make me a little nervous! But I’m sharing this easy cookie bars recipe with you because it’s super simple. It’s a Snickers in cookie form! What could be better? Start with a layer of shortbread cookie, then add a layer of peanuts and caramel, and top it off with a layer of pure chocolate. YUM! It tastes just like a Snickers bar, but even better because it’s a cookie bar!

Get ready for a major sugar rush with this delicious candy bar cookie recipe. You won’t be able to stop eating them!

This Snickers Cookie Bar recipe is the perfect combination of cookie, caramel, peanuts, and chocolate. Just like the candy bar but in cookie form!

 

Snickers Cookies Bars

SNICKERS COOKIE BARS! Snickers Shortbread Cookies made with caramel, chocolate, and peanuts! BEST CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPE EVER!!

Easy Cookie Bars Recipe

I’m super excited about this Snickers Cookie Bars recipe because it’s so easy. I mean, I wouldn’t make it if it weren’t! And of course it’s all about the ingredients, because that’s what makes food so tasty after all.

SNICKERS COOKIE BARS! Snickers Shortbread Cookies made with caramel, chocolate, and peanuts! BEST CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPE EVER!!

How to Make Snickers Cookies Bars

Where to start with these delicious cookie bars… You’ve got the (SUPER EASY) Shortbread crust, the (SUPER GOOEY) caramel and peanut center, and the (SUPER RICH) chocolate topping. Does that sound like heaven or what? Let’s get to baking!

  1. Make the shortbread layer: Combine sugar, butter, flour, salt, and vanilla.
  2. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 9 baking dish (lined with parchment paper).
  3. Bake for 20 minutes at 350°F and then remove from oven.
  4. Make the caramel layer: Put caramels and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 2 minutes, stirring regularly.
  5. Stir the peanuts into the caramel, then pour the mixture in an even layer over the shortbread. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  6. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds.
  7. Pour chocolate over the caramel in an even layer.
  8. Let the cookie bars sit in the refrigerator. The chocolate should cool and harden completely before serving.

I’m so obsessed with these Snickers Cookies Bars! The perfect treat! Check the recipe card and video for more detailed instructions.

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Twix Cookie Bars

To be honest, these cookie bars taste a bit like a cross between Twix and Snickers. That shortbread base just reminds me so much of Twix candy bars. So if you don’t like peanuts, you can totally leave them out and make these Twix Cookie Bars instead! Win win in my opinion, although I do like the extra texture and taste of the peanuts. And did I mention the Gooey Caramel yet? So good!

Cookie bars made with layers of shortbread, caramel, peanuts, and chocolate

Snickers Cookie Bars

Happy National Cookie Day! Be sure to celebrate by eating these Snickers Cookies Bars, or tons and tons of your favorite cookies.

Watch the Video and See the recipe card below for details on how to make Snickers Cookies Bars. Enjoy!

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SNICKERS COOKIE BARS! Snickers Shortbread Cookies made with caramel, chocolate, and peanuts! BEST CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPE EVER!!
Snickers Cookies Bars Recipe
These Snickers Cookies Bars are made with a shortbread base, caramel, chocolate, and peanuts. It's the best Christmas cookie recipes ever! This cookie bars recipe tastes just like Snickers and they are just so delicious.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie bars, snickers cookies
Servings: 12
Calories: 387 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Ingredients
FOR THE SHORTBREAD LAYER
  • 2/3 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
FOR THE CARAMEL LAYER
  • 1 11 ounce bag of caramels
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup dry roasted plain peanuts
FOR THE CHOCOLATE LAYER
  • 12 ounces good quality milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9x9 inch baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Cream together the butter, sugar, flour, salt, and vanilla until crumbled and fully incorporated.
  3. Press the shortbread mixture into the bottom of the lined baking dish and cook for approximately 20 minutes, until slightly golden.
  4. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  5. Place the caramels and the cream in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in the peanuts and pour the mixture evenly over the shortbread. Use a spoon to distribute the caramel evenly.
  6. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes.
  7. In a microwave safe bowl, heat chocolate in increments of 30 seconds, stirring each time, until melted.
  8. Pour the chocolate over the caramel and spread evenly.
  9. Allow the chocolate to cool and harden completely before serving, about 2 hours. You can speed up the process by letting it cool in the fridge. Cut into squares and serve!
  10. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Snickers Cookies Bars Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 387 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 244mg 10%
Potassium 102mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 22g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 4.8%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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DB, Foodie Stuntman | Crazy Foodie Stunts
Hi Becky, This is a very creative version of a Snickers bar and it never occurred to that the difference between it and a Twix bar was the peanuts but I think you're correct. Nice to make your acquaintance.
Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
Oh wow, these look soooo good! I'll take a dozen, please! :)
Angie | Big Bear's Wife
I'm all about that caramel and peanut center!! I love how smooth the tops of these bars look!
Katerina @ Diethood
Happy day, indeed!!! These look melt-in-your-mouth GOOD!!
Erin @ Texanerin Baking
A Twix / Snickers hybrid sounds delicious to me! And they look gorgeous. All that caramel! Yum.
Malinda @ Countryside Cravings
You just combined 2 of my most favorite candies into one amazing looking cookie bar!!! AWESOME!!
Kristyn
These sound incredible!
Lori @ RecipeGirl
I've sure been loving your blog lately. These look SOOOO good!
sasha
Hi, looks like a great recipe. Are you familiar with the Hershey's Nutrageous Candy Bar. So much better than Snicker's. Any idea how to tweak this recipe and make it more Nutrageously? TIA and Merry Christmas
    Becky Hardin
    Hi! I'm not actually familiar with that bar. Does it just have different kinds of nuts in it? You could add any types you like best :)
Justine | Cooking and Beer
Snickers are my FAVORITE! ... and only you could manage to photograph brown and white so beautifully. You're my hero.
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