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Snickers Cookies

School’s out.

I love spending time with my family, but there is a verrrryy fine line between family time and slaughter time.

Forrealz.

Like, I work all day and come home and cook dinner and stuff. Plus, um, I have a food blog and let’s get real: there’s no shortage of delicious treats all week long, and that’s sayin’ something.

So you can understand my frustrations when their “summer vacay” translates to staying in pajamas until two pm watching mindless daytime TV (which let’s be honest, is awful), and not vacuuming up the dog hair everywhere.

When there’s dog hair on my KITCHEN COUNTER, I kindasortafliptheeffout.

Dudes, I feed you. Without me, you’d be dead. Or living strictly off chicken nuggets but NOTFORLONG because I totally buy all the groceries each week and without me, there’d be no nuggets so yeah, y’all would be dead.

So the leassstttt you could do would be to suck up those dog hairs and make my house look like a Better Homes home, perhaps with a fresh pitcher of some kind of fancy, exotic lemonade waiting for me when I walk through the door.

Or just a greeting from the couch–you know, whatevz.

Even though I bake all the time, sometimes I’ll make exceptions and bake things strictly for my family (where photos for the blog are an afterthought–shocking, I know), and usually, these baked goods are strictly bribe food.

It’s like blondies have become money in my house, and I trade them for a dusted living room.

Wanna know what these Snickers Cookies bought?

Yeah, that’s right–a straight-up clean house. Probably because I stuffed them with crack. And a bitchload of butter and sugar. My family loves bitchloads of those things and uh, not any bitchloads from me, fyi.

Plus, as far as they’re concerned, the more Snickers, the better. So when it comes to paying up, Snickers are the best things to exchange for vacuumed floors and glasses of sparkling lemonade. Well, at least the former… we’re still working out a trade deal for the latter.

(Also, the personal fanning and grape-feeding should come soon after, methinks).

Snickers Cookies *adapted loosely from Stephanie Ashcraft’s stuffed cookie recipe from 101 Things To Do with a Cake Mix

1 box Devil’s food cake mix
2 eggs
1 stick (1/2 cup) melted butter
About 18 unwrapped miniature Snickers bars
Sea salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease two cookie sheets with cooking spray and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, and butter and stir until a soft yet stiff dough forms.
3. Take a small handful-sized scoop of dough (about 3 Tbsp or so), and press a Snickers bar in the center of the dough. Gently roll the dough around the bar, covering it completely and forming a large mound of dough. Repeat until all cookies have been stuffed.
4. Sprinkle the tops with sea salt, then bake for approx. 8-10 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking time. Allow to cool on the pan for about 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
5. Store airtight, up to 4 days.

At first, I neglected to mention the Snickers were tucked away in a chocolate cookie blanket, so my family was pleasantly surprised to find the gooey, caramely goodness smack dab in the middle of these sweet and salty cookies. And my reward was just as sweet, too (never underestimate the powers of a clean house, people).

Have an awesome weekend!!

xo, Hayley

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  1. Crack filled cookies? Sign me up! Ha! I would totally make you a pitcher of sparkling magical lemonade for these. I only see one problem….it only makes 18, I could eat the whole batch by myself in one sitting. I’m sure of it.
    Sorry for the sloppy family sitch. My fam is sloppy too and it drives me bonkers! Maybe some cookie bribery would work?

  2. I am all about the cookie bribing too! Nobody helped clean the house? No cookies for you! Haha! Your post totally made me think about Seinfeld and the soup nazi:-) And Cookie Saturday as a holiday…sounds perfect to me!!!

  3. I’m totally not above bribery. Especially when it comes to a clean house. And a clean house would definitely be worth it if these cookies were involved!!! Happy Saturday!

  4. We like Snickers here as well………….they look great!!

  5. I love bribe food. I do it ALL THE TIME. These would get me some serious cleaning too. :)

  6. OMG girl… STUFFED in a CHOCOLATE cookie?? Sounds insanely delicious. I’ve done it before in a chocolate chip cookie but omg… in a chocolate cookie is even better! I’ll come over and clean your house for these cookies any day! lol

  7. I’ve seen candy bars stuffed in cookies before…but never cookies with a chocolate base. These are over the top!

  8. I’m a huge fan of stuffed cookies. ;) Okay, so I have a chocolate fudge cake mix. Check. And, I found the tiny snickers at our neighborhood Target. Check. But, I also found Dove salted caramel dark chocolate pieces. Umm. Yes, I know. Check and Check. :) I’m making these this weekend as I need some home made cookies! Once again, Hayley…Amazing!

    • Made these and they turned out great! I think I goofed and used too much dough to surround the cookies. Great taste, super easy and very yummy! I can imagine a lot of possibilities with these and other flavors combinations…Thanks for sharing!

  9. Rebecca says:

    I made these today and although they were delicious, it was sooo difficult! The dough would just stick to my hand so I couldn’t easily mold the cookies. I double the recipe and still ended up with 15, saucer sized messes. How can I remedy this?

    • thedomesticrebel says:

      Hi Rebecca! So I’m assuming you just used the 1/2 cup oil and the two eggs into the one box of cake mix, correct? I’m just trying to help troubleshoot what could have happened here for ya. The dough is usually somewhat sticky, so I like to grease my hands or fingers with cooking spray, but it shouldn’t be so sticky that it is nearly impossible to work with. If you perhaps added too much oil or too many eggs, I could see it getting stickier, but otherwise, sadly, I’m not sure what could have happened! I apologize you ended up with saucer-sized messes!

  10. Helllllloooo,
    Fairy Godmother! I love “cake mix cookies” always soft! Yum!
    I thought my favourite was the Butter Cake Mix Cookie but you’ve gone and blown that one to smithereens! CHOCOLATE+SNICKERS+SALT=OuuuFaaaa!!
    The seas have parted again!
    Can’t wait to experiment with all my favorite candies, Rolos, Reeses, Peppermint Patties, Bounty or Mars Coconut. I could go on and on.

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