If there is one candy that I cannot resist, it is Snickers Peanut Butter Squared. It is not all that common locally so when I find them, I hoard! My problem now is that we have too much and I can’t finish them all!!! (and Hubby is not a fan of peanut butter…) so… I decided to convert them into… cookies!!!
The original recipe estimated a yield of 4 dozen. Frankly, I don’t know how all of that would be consumed (even assuming that I was giving half away!!!) so I used only half the recipe (using all butter also instead of a butter-shortening mix) and added a little less than 2 cups of chopped up Peanut Butter Snickers!
1/2 cup butter
3/8 cup each brown and granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/8 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 cups chopped Snickers Peanut Butter Squared candies
Beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Stir in flour and baking soda. Fold in chopped candies. Drop by round tablespoons (a 1-oz scoop is very convenient) on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 375F oven for 8 to 11 minutes.
They are so yummmmyyyy! And the smell that wafted through the house as the cookies were baking – so heavenly!
I was done in less than an hour and the cookies were soft and chewy! The peanuts in the candy provided the crunch while the caramel and nougat in the candy bits provided just enough sweetness! I got about 30 cookies from half the recipe. I’m definitely making these cookies again! Maybe I will try adding different kinds of chopped candy…
The original recipe is from this book:
The recipe can be found here, with a couple of its variants.