School is back, and that means my kids’ social lives are completely booked. From after-school activities and homework to hanging out and chatting on the phone with friends, there’s less one-on-one time with mom. But I’ve discovered a sure-fire way to spend some quality time with my kids — baking. Our newest baking adventure was making AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate and SNICKERS® Stuffed Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies, and you are going to want this recipe.
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It’s amazing what kids will tell you when you slow down and give them time to talk, and baking with my kids gives us the perfect opportunity to talk and learn about each other. Over measuring ingredients I learned about friends, teachers, worries and triumphs. And in the end, we had delicious Snickers Stuffed Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies to enjoy together.
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The Snickers Stuffed Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies recipe comes directly from the In the Kitchen with Mars back to school recipe guide, which includes other yummy recipes like:
- Chocolate and 3 MUSKETEERS® Brownie Skillet
- Chocolate and TWIX® Banana Split Cake
- Chocolate and M&Ms® Cookie Cups
- Chocolate No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes with DOVE PROMISES® Milk Chocolate Candy
Be sure to download the free back-to-school recipe guide so you can recreate all of these delicious recipes from AMERICAN HERITAGE.
This was my first time baking with AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate Finely Grated Baking Chocolate, and it was so yummy. It was the perfect touch to give these peanut butter cookies a chocolaty taste. I have grated chocolate for recipes in the past, and this was so much easier – plus there’s no way I grated it as fine as AMERICAN HERITAGE. If you are going to bake these SNICKERS Stuffed Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies, or any other recipe from the guide above, be sure to order AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate Finely Grated Baking Chocolate from Amazon.
Fun chocolate fact from Mars Wrigley’s very own Chocolate Historian, David Borghesani: The Snickers Bar was named after a Mars family’s horse!
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Snickers Stuffed Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes (+1 hour chilling time)
Number of Servings: 24
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate Finely Grated Baking Chocolate, melted and cooled
- 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 12 SNICKERS Minis, halved
Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy; beat in chocolate and peanut butter. Scrape down the bowl and beat in egg, followed by the vanilla. Stir in flour mixture just until combined. Divide dough into 24 portions, about 2 tablespoons each. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour until firm.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Working with one portion of dough at a time, divide in half and press each half to flatten. Place 1 SNICKERS Mini half in the center of one half of the cookie; top with the remaining half of the cookie, pressing down to seal the edges.
Transfer cookies to parchment paper-lined* baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Press to flatten slightly with tines of a fork. Keep additional dough chilled until ready to bake.
*However, I prefer to use my silicone baking mat instead of parchment paper.