Target. The Disneyland of stay at home moms everywhere. The destination of all things home goods and toilet paper and cute random crap that I don’t need. And ahhhh… the grocery isles. The part of the trip that really takes a turn for the worst because the kids start begging for random snack foods and screaming for crap that I never buy. The isles when we really start getting looks and comments like “I feel bad for you!” Yes, a lady actually said that to me the other day in the grocery isles at Target, and my kids were totally behaving at that moment! I thought “Why, I love them! HA!” Then…Enter…. The Snickers Bites!
Yes, these cookies came to life one day while browsing the isles of Target and discovering there are a ton of new goodies to throw into cookies, including my all time favorite candy bar. I had no idea what to expect but the bag made its way right into the back of my cart and home we went to discover what a Snickers bite would taste like in a cookie.
They are just as good as any Snickers lover like myself would expect! Plus, they are the mini-mini-size Snickers so just incase you are counting calories or trying not to over indulge on sweets, you could totally pop one of these little bites in your mouth after a delicious salad of a meal and feel like you had dessert. Genius in every way!
How much do you love those little lines on the top of the bites, just like the lines on the big candy bars? So exceptionally baby Snickers cute. But let’s talk about what these taste like after being baked into cookies, because honestly the bites take on a whole new life after being in the oven.
What I really loved about the taste was an overall nuttiness that encompassed the whole entire cookie after baking. While they were in the oven I did notice a very distinct and delicious nutty smell coming from the oven and that smell really carried over into the taste. When the bites melt they do a great job of flavoring everything in a slightly burnt caramel/nutty deliciousness that only these little bites can do! With the addition of the big chocolate chunks to give you a nice melty, chocolaty base, the caramel nuttiness is perfect. I’ve honestly never had a cookie with the same flavor, so be prepared for something new!
I made two batches of these cookies and tried two different ways of making them. The first time I folded the Snickers Bites and chocolate chunks into the cookie dough. I rolled them into balls and baked them normally. I noticed the lack of Snickers-looking cookies that came out of the oven, so the second time I decided to top the cookies with more Snickers bites after they came out (just like you would do with a Hershey Kiss on a peanut butter blossom). This created a really nice, new look that I preferred over the basic looking cookies in the first batch. Both batches tasted exactly the same and had the same texture.
- 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 and ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup mega chunk chocolate chips
- 2 cups Snickers Baking Bites
- In the bowl of a stank mixer cream softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and egg.
- In a separate bowl mix baking soda, salt, and flour evenly. Add to mixer, and mix until just combined. Turn mixer off and fold in chocolate chunks and snickers bites (use a sturdy spatula or it might break!)
- Chill dough for one hour, or overnight (Optional as I did not chill my dough the first batch and they were nearly identical)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using 2 heaping Tablespoons per cookie, form cookie dough balls and arrange on a prepared baking sheet, lined with parchment paper if not non-stick.
- For extra large cookies bake approximately 14 minutes, for smaller cookies bake approximately 10 minutes. Cookies will appear slightly doughy in the middle when taken out of the oven and will continue baking on the sheet afterward.