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Colorful Candy Bar Cookies

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 for the centers, you can also slice regular-size Snickers candy bars into 1-inch pieces. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Beat cookie dough and flour until combined. Shape 2 teaspoons dough around each candy bar. Roll in colored sugar.
  • Place 2 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until set, 9-11 minutes. Cool on pans 1 minute. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 93 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • bjpalmer
    Dec 5, 2017

    We make these every year. I usually double the recipe. My family loves them!

  • sharonw05
    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
    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
    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
    Nov 30, 2014

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

  • fitorfat66
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.