Snicker Surprise

This recipe was sent to visitor, Bob VanLaningham who tells us:

“I am not a big baker but these have become a holiday tradition. People start asking me around Thanksgiving when the cookies are coming. I have also made these with mini peanut butter cups. Both are delish!”


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 jar creamy peanut butter (18 ounces)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1 bag mini Snicker’s brand candies


Pre heat oven to 350°F.

In a large bowl, cream butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.

Add the eggs, yolk, and vanilla; mix until fluffy. Stir in peanut butter.

Separately, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture.

Finally, stir in the peanuts.

Refrigerate the dough for at least 2 hours.

Form dough into approximately 1 1/2 inch balls. Flatten each ball and wrap around each mini candy.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly brown on the edges.

Let set for a minute or two and then move cookies to a cooling rack.  Allow to cool completely before diving in!

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