Snickers Cupcakes – Summer Party Treat for Candy Fans

Snickers Cupcakes - Summer Party Treat for Candy Fans

Snickers fans will love these summer party treats fit for candy fans. The nougat topped with caramel and peanuts, enrobed in milk chocolate is a favorite of candy bar fans. Snickers enjoys $2 billion in global sales every year for a reason! Whip up these rich confections and you’ll be Queen or King of any bake sale or summer barbeque.

Cupcake Ingredients:
2/3 C unsalted butter, soft
1 2/3 C sugar
3 eggs, room temp
2 C flour
2/3 C cocoa powder
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/3 C milk

Cupcake Recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa.
  4. Cream butter with sugar until light and creamy.
  5. Add one egg at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Alternate the addition of the dry ingredients and milk with the creamed mixture.
  7. Beat until smooth after each addition.
  8. Scoop batter into lined cupcake tins.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Cool in cupcake tin for 10 minutes.
  11. Remove from cupcake pan and cool on wire rack.

Frosting Ingredients:
1 C unsalted butter, softened
3 C powder sugar
3/4 C heavy whipping cream
1 TBSP + Caramel Sauce
1/2 C finely chopped peanuts
1/2 snack size Snicker candy bar

Frosting Recipe:

  1. Beat the softened butter until its creamy.
  2. Add powdered sugar 1/2 C at a time, mixing after each addition.
  3. Add 1 TBSP caramel sauce.
  4. Mix well… add a small amount of heavy whipping cream after each addition if it doesn’t cream until it becomes creamy.
  5. If the frosting is too thick, add more heavy cream, if too thin, add more powder sugar, a 1/2 C at a time.
  6. Take a large spoonful of frosting, turn the spoon upside down if the frosting stays on the spoon then it is done. If it drops off the spoon add more powdered sugar and mix well.
  7. Spoon the frosting into a pastry bag with a frosting tip.
  8. Frost the cupcakes.
  9. Drizzle caramel sauce over the frosted cupcake.
  10. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top of the caramel drizzle.
  11. Cut a snack size Snicker candy bar in half, place 1/2 on top of each frosted cupcake.


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  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    Those sound awesome. I love cupcakes and these are perfect for anyone who loves Snickers! Yum!

  • Well, if anyone needs me this weekend, I’ll be in a sugar coma, because I am SO making these! They look dee-licious!

  • My Grandkids would love these. I don’t want to make them for them though. If I do, they would want me to do it all the time.

  • Those look delicious! I am afraid to make them because I’d eat them all 🙂 I’d have to take them to the neighbors.

  • Snickers bars were my favorite candy bar when I was growing up. It still is! I know I’ll love your cupcakes. They are beautiful!

  • Cute! Snickers work so well in desserts. These cupcakes look especially delicious with that caramel sauce.

  • Now this looks like a fantastic cupcake I think all of my kids would enjoy. I don’t think I know anyone who hates a Snickers!

  • Snickers + cupcakes? You can’t go wrong there! They look amazing! I’ll give these a try for our next bake sale!

  • Mmm, mmm, mmmmm! Yes, ma’am!! Those are two of my favorite things, cupcakes and Snickers!!

  • Oh my gosh these look absolutely amazing!! I love snicker bars this would be the perfect dessert for me!

  • R U S S

    Aaah, my heart just stopped. This Snickers cupcake treat is love. This would be a huge hit at parties.

  • You had me at Snickers and cupcakes! This recipe looks utterly delicious.

  • Oh wow, this is another recipe where we can make use of Snicker candy bars. I’m sure the cupcakes will taste good with that caramel sauce.

  • Yum! I love snickers so these would be super hard not to eat all of! They look really great!

  • Bonnie @ wemake7

    Woah! That is one sweet treat! I love Snickers. Never thought of doing this before. Yum!

  • Rosey

    Snickers and cupcakes together? Oh yes please, count me all in on that one. And yours look pretty too. 🙂

  • These sound so yummy! I would love to make these ASAP! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Those snickers cupcakes look so good! I really love Snickers, they’re one of my top five candies – or really, just treats in general! YUM! I am so going to try this recipe the next time I make cupcakes! Thank you for sharing!

  • That cupcake looks delish! I love snickers. It is actually my “lunch” every Saturday when we go grocery shopping. 🙂 I would have to try this one.

  • I only just started to appreciate Snickers and I love them! I can just imagine how good these taste.

  • Now, that would turn grumpy kids into a happy and excited kids! Looks delicious!

  • What an amazing dessert!! We love Snickers in our house so this would be a perfect cupcake for our household!

  • Yum! Snickers is one of my favorite candy bars! I will have to try these sometime!

  • CourtneyLynne

    ok these sound like something my hubby would absolutely love! I will have to pin this and make them for him! Yummy

  • I’m baking this! My sister LOVES snickers and I could’t stretch that any further! lol She going to celebrate her birthday next month and she would love this for sure! Thanks for sharing!

  • Those cupcakes look so delicious! I’m trying to control my sugar intake so I can only look at these pics but not attempt to make them because I will eat them all! LOL!

  • We are so going to make these ourselves. I am loving how delicious they look.

  • Oh. My. Gosh. How amazing does this look? I NEED to make this happen tonight!!

  • Tonya C

    Snickers just happens to be one of my favorite candy bars. So, I’m sure I would love this cupcake. Pinning for later.

  • C’mon, I’m trying to drop the 40 lbs I’ve put on since I got out of the Army, why you gotta combine two of my favorite things? I can’t believe I never thought of this, pure genius!

  • My daughter will go crazy over this Snickers cupcakes!

  • These cupcakes look amazing! i will have to try out this recipe!

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