Colorful Candy Bar Cookies Recipe
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Colorful Candy Bar Cookies Recipe

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No one will guess these sweet treats with the candy bar center start with store-bought dough. Roll them in colored sugar…or just dip the tops for even faster assembly. Instead of using miniature candy bars, slice regular size Snickers candy bars into 1-inch pieces for the centers. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:40 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 40 servings


  • 1 tube (16-1/2 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough, softened
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 40 miniature Snickers candy bars
  • Red and green colored sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 93 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat cookie dough and flour until combined. Shape 2 teaspoonfuls of dough around each candy bar. Roll in colored sugar.
  2. Place 2 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake until set, 9-11 minutes. Cool on pans 1 minute. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Colorful Candy Bar Cookies in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p18

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sharonw05 User ID: 5657811 240129
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"When I made these last year, they spread out all over the cookie sheet--even though they tasted good, I really wanted them to look like the ones in the picture. This year I made my own sugar cookie dough-didn't add any extra flour because I forgot!-and then placed the balls of dough into greased regular size muffin tins. Amazingly, they kept their shape! I did chill the dough and freeze the candy (I cut the candy in half first) before making the cookies."

Bajaspeed User ID: 6369857 218155
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"I let the cookie dough sit for a bit and then added the flour, then used my hands after stirring with a spoon to get all the flour mixed into the dough. The cookies turned out great for me."

K_Kay User ID: 6615679 215378
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2014

"These were fairly good. I used snickers and milky way. Time consuming but I froze the candy bar pieces and had no problem at all with the filling melting out when I baked them. I would highly recommend freezing the candy bars before filling the cookies and baking them."

meaganteal User ID: 814898 150865
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"These were just ok. They turned hard and didn't have much flavor. Wont be making again."

fitorfat66 User ID: 8131175 144880
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

"These did not turn out at all and I did 1/2 with snickers and the other 1/2 with 3 muskateers, both came out flat and tasted aweful."

lvarner User ID: 35803 57928
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

"I have made these cookies for the holidays using red and green colored sugar, and they were a nice seasonal addition to the cookie tray. People like the surprise inside! I did not get quite as many cookies as the recipe indicated."

pepsi4dee User ID: 1137380 152390
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"These cookies are a hit with my family and friends, everyone requests them at Christmas! I have tried to make with milky way also, but they didn't turn out so well, so I stick to the snickers. Great recipe!"

T2mmy001 User ID: 3945357 131358
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

"I tried the with 1/2 of a mini mounds bar. They came out perfect. The ones I made with the snickers cracked and the caramel inside got hard. I only got 15 cookies out of 1/2 tube of dough."

debbie64 User ID: 4332675 144879
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

"To make the cookies round like in the picture, use only enough dough to barely cover the candy. Too much dough makes the cookies flat."

kokoko User ID: 210806 130333
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2013

"Mine did not make as many as the recipe said it would, but they did come out okay. Some leaked, but husband said it was just the caramel from the candy and it was tasty! A little time consuming, but worth it. Son put his in the microwave on the second day for about 10 second and boy, that them even better!"

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