Tobins' Tastes: Snickerdoodle Candy Cups

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Snickerdoodle Candy Cups

WARNING: Do not read this post if you are hungry. You are about to be barraged with an onslaught of delicious looking photos. You may be compelled to head into your kitchen and whip these up right now. You may be amazed (as I still am) about how easy they are to make and you may want to make them on a weekly basis. Don't say I didn't warn you....

The inspiration for these bite sized pieces of heaven come from Dorothy at Crazy for Crust. She made these little babies. My first question was what is a Peepster? (Marshmallow, chocolate covered amazingness I later found out) Followed by when can I make something like this?

Turns out, I am currently not feeling as motivated as her. I love her idea of S'more Cookie Tarts but making homemade dough on a week night? Not really my thing. I also did not have the necessary ingredients in my pantry. What I did have was two boxes of Krusteaz cookie mix and a few bags of assorted Easter and clearance candy. And lo and behold, Peepsters was one of them.

I love getting candy and baking stuff for cheap with coupons.
And that is how Snickerdoodle Candy Cups were born. I made the cookie dough. Rolled it in the included cinnamon sugar, pressed it into a mini cupcake pan, and stuck pieces of left  over candy in them. Bake them, let them cool and there you have it. So easy, I would be willing to do it on a week night.

The process is simple but I will list it out for you. Mainly I want a reason to fill this post with as many decadently gorgeous photos as possible. Enjoy!

Snickerdoodle Candy Cups
  • Snickerdoodle cookie dough (homemade or from a box, I clearly took the easy route)
  • Cinnamon and sugar mixture
  • Assorted candy pieces, whole or chopped up. Pretty much anything you like would work.
1.) Make a batch of Snickerdoole cookie dough according to the directions on the box or your recipe.

2.) Using your hands or a cookie scoop, make tablespoon sized balls of dough and roll them in the sugar mixture just as you would a normal snickerdoodle.

3.) Press into a greased/butter mini cupcake pan. I always am better safe than sorry when it comes to greasing the pan since I would hate to not be able to get one of these lovely treats out of the pan.

4.) Press whatever candy you choose into the center of the dough. I used Dove Caramel Pieces, Peepsters, and chopped up Snickers Peanut Butter Easter Eggs.

Peepster: A creamy marshmallow center covered in chocolate

Dove caramel pieces

For the Snickers pieces I made a little bowl for them to rest in.

So good.

Hungry yet?
5.) Bake for 7-10 minutes at whatever temperature your original recipe or box mix directs you to. Keep an eye on them because there is a fine line between melted chocolate and a nicely done cookie and chocolate explosion and a burned cookie cup.

Right out of the oven.

Make sure to let them cool completely before taking out of the baking pan or they can crumble and break.
I really can't pick which candy combo was my favorite. They were all so amazing yet so simple. Here are some close ups of the three varieties. Which one looks the best to you?

All three.

 Here they are cut in half to show their delicious centers.


Snickers  Egg

Dove Caramel

Too hard to choose right? I know. That's why I had to try all three. More than once. It's embarrassing. Please don't judge me. It was totally worth it.


Make sure you stop by this week's Mealtime Monday and link up any amazing recipes you have been working on lately.

***Depending on the day this post may be linked up to any of these fabulous linky parties.***


  1. Why oh why didn't I heed your warning... I know why! Because I have to make these!

  2. You're a genius! I love the idea of using a package mix for the dough. And snickerdoodle mix? Awesome? Snickers? Even more awesome. Thanks for the shout out. :)

  3. I should have listened and stopped reading, they look so good!

  4. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to make these . . .I would just end up eating the candy before placing it in the cookie, if the cookie made it to that stage at all.

    So good job, you actually had candy to use at all!

    Visiting from Fireflies and Jellybeans Linky Party, hope you'll stop by my blog too. :)

    Thanks for sharing,

  5. Those look so good!! What a great idea!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  6. Holy crud. You warned me but I didn't listen. I want them NOW!!! I LOVE those Peepsters. But in a cookie? Holy heck!

  7. Yum! Can't wait to try this recipe!! Megan

  8. Wow! These look fantastic. I'm trying to be a good girl, but I'm going to have to try these. :)If you can make it, I'd love to invite you to our Fab Friday link party. Hope you have a great weekend!

  9. YUMMY! I want some too.. :) thanks for linking up at friday fun party

  10. Hi Kaylee,

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. Love the Do not read if you are hungry! These look divine and I can't wait to try them.

    Hope to see you again next week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  11. How yummy! So glad you linked to Things I've Done Thursday!

  12. These look sinfully wonderful. Found you on InLinkz and glad I did. I following you on linky and everywhere else too. Please visit my sight to. Thanks. Renee

  13. We just love Snickerdoodle's and your Snickerdoodle Cups look delicious! I will be making these very soon! Hope you have a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. Yum! What a delicious looking snack/treat. They look amazing!

  15. These are too much fun... I bet it would be good with Heathbar too... I wonder if it would melt as well? Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday, see you next week.

  16. Yum! Thanks for linking up to Fun Stuff Fridays on Toys In The Dryer!

  17. Oh yummy :) these look really yummy and dangerous!
    Thank you for linking up on Successful Saturdays!

  18. I like how you give instructions that are flexible, home made or box mixes, whatever candy strikes your fancy, it's nice to know you can be flexible!

  19. Thanks for sharing this great idea with us at The Sunday Round Up.

  20. I adore snicker-doodles!! These look so good! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  21. Oh my gosh!! Those look absolutely delicious. I knew I was heading into temptation when I caught sight of them...

  22. These look so good! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  23. These candy cups look delicious! We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

  24. I really, really wish I had one (or five) of these right now! Thanks for sharing at Beautify it Monday, we hope you'll be back next week!

  25. Looks yummy! Great way to use up all that Easter candy. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  26. Oh wow. I absolutely LOVE all things "snickerdoodle"!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  27. Yum! these look so delicious. Can't wait to try them! Visiting from Tuesdays Tasty Tidbits!

  28. Looks delicious!! *drools* Would love if if you linked up on my blog hop Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

  29. I have to make these for our grandchildren they will flip! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo P.S. Have you entered my latest giveaway?


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