Snickers cookie bars is a chocolate chip cookie base topped with a layer of fudge and sprinkled with chopped Snickers candy.
I’m continuing my quest to create desserts using Halloween candy and this week Snickers is the candy of choice. They are chopped up and sprinkled on top of fudge and chocolate chip cookie dough to create Snickers cookie bars!
I was trying to wrap my mind around what would be the best way to incorporate Snickers in a dessert. There are endless options, but I really enjoyed adding M&M’s to butterscotch fudge a few weeks ago so I wanted to try a similar method, but slightly more intense.
And by intense, I mean a more complex, but still easy to make, dessert that incorporates candy fudge. So I started thinking layers—layer of fudge, layer of Snickers, and a layer of chocolate chip cookie dough. Now that is intense…
The chocolate chip cookie layer is the perfect base for these Snickers cookie bars. I halved my chocolate chip cookie recipe and simply pressed the dough into a prepared baking pan. This layer is the only one that needs to be baked in the oven so it creates a sturdy base.
On top of the chewy, buttery chocolate chip cookie layer is an intense layer of fudge made with sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips. It is SO smooth and rich, but not overwhelmingly so. Just the right amount of fudgy chocolately goodness.
And then… there are the chopped Snickers. I must admit, I had a hard time not shoveling a handful of these bits into my mouth popcorn style. They’re even harder to resist when they’re chopped up and you can see the inside nougat topped with caramel and peanuts.
But thankfully most of the candy made it to the top of these Snickers cookie bars. The smooth fudge welcomed the candy pieces into its layer of chocolatey goodness, which now has surprises of crunchy texture thanks to the Snickers..
These bars really are layers of love… homemade chocolate chip cookies baked and topped with homemade fudge then sprinkled with one of my favorite candies, Snickers.
Biting into one of them creates a sensation of toothachingly sweet flavors. You really only need two or three bites to satisfy your sweet tooth!The Snickers cookie bars recipe makes about 25 two-by-two-inch bars from a 9×9 baking pan. If you’re serving a crowd, the recipe doubles easily and can be made in a 9×13 baking dish. If you’re feeling creative, try sprinkling other types of candy on top (Kit Kats or Twix perhaps?) Enjoy!