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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

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cool Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 412kcal
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.
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  • cup unsalted butter 151 grams, room temperature (1⅓ sticks)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar 50 grams
  • cups all-purpose flour 150 grams
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 4 grams


  • 11 ounces baking caramels 312 grams (1 bag), such as Kraft
  • ¼ cup heavy cream 57 grams
  • 1 cup dry roasted unsalted peanuts 142 grams


  • 12 ounces milk chocolate chips 340 grams, Ghirardelli recommended


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Using a hand mixer, cream the butter, sugar, flour, salt, and vanilla together until crumbled and fully incorporated.
    ⅔ cup unsalted butter, ¼ cup granulated sugar, 1¼ cups all-purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Press the shortbread mixture into the bottom of the lined baking dish and bake for approximately 20 minutes, until slightly golden.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Place the caramels and the cream in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes, stopping and stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in the peanuts and pour the mixture evenly over the shortbread. Use a spoon to distribute the caramel evenly.
    11 ounces baking caramels, ¼ cup heavy cream, 1 cup dry roasted unsalted peanuts
  • Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips in increments of 30 seconds, stirring each time, until melted.
    12 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • Pour the chocolate over the caramel and spread evenly.
  • 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 refriggerator. Cut into squares and serve!



  • You can use dark or semisweet chocolate chips in place of the milk chocolate chips.
Storage: Store Snickers cookie bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 399IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg