Snickers Surprises

I’m intent on using my new VanderCookBook and have been trying new recipes.  This past weekend I wanted to try the Snickers Surprises by Sally Lange and they were a big hit at our house.  I’ve never made them before, and while they did require a little extra time, I believe that the family found them well-worth the effort.

SNICKERS SURPRISES

  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 c. light brown sugar
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1  bag Snickers miniatures
  • milk chocolate melting chocolate (opt.)

Combine dry ingredients and set aside.  Cream butter and sugars.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Slowly add dry ingredients.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Scoop a golf-ball size ball of dough into your palm and push a Snickers miniature into the ball.  Wrap dough around candy and roll between palms.  Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms begin to brown.

Allow to cool and then drizzle with melted chocolate.  (I left this step out and they were still really good.)

DISCLAIMER: This is the recipe as it appears in the cookbook.  I think you could easily go through 2 or 3 bags of Snickers miniatures with this.  I had so much dough left after the one bag of miniatures that I put the mixing bowl back on the mixer, added a few tablespoons of milk (the batter was too thick for chocolate chip cookies) and 2 c. of chocolate chips and make about 3-4 dozen peanut butter chocolate chip cookies (which were also good, by the way).

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