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.
- 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).