Saturday, October 31, 2009

Snickery Hidden Treasure Cookies

Snickery Hidden Treasure Cookies - first made May 1, 2006 from Cake Mix Cookies by Camilla V. Saulsbury

Here's another way to use up leftover Halloween candy. Although the recipe specifies Snickers, you can also use Baby Ruths, PayDays, etc. The only candy I wouldn't recommend is $100,000 bars or Rolos. The caramel centers are too hard when the cookies cool and are jarring to eat with the cookie when you have to chew and chew the caramel part. Plus I'm not sure if the caramels will leak out of the cookie, ruining the effect of the "hidden treasure".

1 18.25-ounce package yellow cake mix
2 large eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 bag mini-size chocolate-covered caramel nougat candy bar pieces (e.g. Snickers), unwrapped

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Position oven rack in middle of oven. Set aside an ungreased cookie sheet.
2. In a large bowl place half of the cake mix along with the eggs and oil. Blend with an electric mixer set on medium-high speed 1-2 minutes, until blended. Stir in the remaining cake mix until all dry ingredients are moistened.
3. Cut candy bars in half to create square-shaped pieces. Shape dough into 1 ½ inch balls. Place a candy bar half into the center of a ball of dough, shaping the dough around the candy to cover completely.
4. Place dough balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
5. Bake 9-11 minutes or until dough is just set. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.


1 comment:

  1. I can't think of a better hidden treasure than a Snickers bar. Hope you're having a great holiday weekend and thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.