Snickers Cupcakes

Snickers Cupcakes

One of my friends is an absolute Snickers addict. I used to work with her and she always had Snickers bars on hand whenever I needed a chocolate fix. I’d just mention I had a chocolate craving and out of her desk, or her handbag, she’d produce a Snickers bar that she’d happily give to me. What can I say, I pick the best people to be friends with! I created this Snickers Cupcakes recipe for her when she came round recently and she was pretty excited when she saw them, and very happy when she tucked into one! The sponge and buttercream are both flavoured with chocolate and peanut butter, they are filled with peanuts and caramel, and then topped with more caramel, more peanuts and some mini Snickers bites which I spotted in the supermarket recently and am totally addicted to!

How to make Snickers Cupcakes…

I made a chocolate sponge by creaming together butter and sugar, whisking in eggs, then whisking in self rasing flour, baking powder and cocoa powder. I divided the mixture between 12 cupcake cases and baked them for 25 minutes.

Once the cupcakes were fully cool I used a cupcake corer to make a hole in the middle of each one.

I filled the holes with a few chopped salted peanuts and then some caramel sauce on top. Then I made a chocolate and peanut butter buttercream and piped it onto the cupcakes. I added a drizzle of caramel sauce, a mini Snickers bite cut in half and more salted chopped peanuts.

Snickers Cupcakes

What if I can’t find Snickers Bites?

If you can’t find the mini Snickers bites, just chop up some regular size Snickers bars to decorate the cupcakes with.

What caramel sauce should I use?

My favourite caramel sauce to use is my Homemade Caramel Sauce, it’s rich, smooth and absolutely divine! You can also easily add salt to it to make it into a salted caramel sauce. If you don’t want to make your own, it’s quite easy nowadays to find a good quality ready made caramel (or salted caramel) sauce in the shops or online. I have used Tesco’s Finest, Bonn Maman and Carnation Caramel in the past with great results.

Snickers Cupcakes

Oh wow, the Snickers Cupcakes were amazing! Everything the chocolate bar has to offer all in cupcake form. Sweet chocolate, gooey caramel, plus plenty of crunchy and salty peanuts!

Recommended equipment & ingredients*

Cupcake tin Electric hand mixer Piping bags
Jem 1E Piping nozzle Wilton 1M Piping nozzle Salted Caramel Sauce
Snickers Bites Brown cupcake cases

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Snickers Cupcakes

Chocolate sponge filled with caramel sauce and peanuts, topped with a chocolate and peanut butter icing, caramel sauce, peanuts and mini snickers
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Cupcake
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: thebakingexplorer


For the sponge

  • 175 g Butter or baking spread
  • 175 g Caster sugar
  • 3 Eggs large
  • 145 g Self raising flour
  • 30 g Cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tbsp Milk

For the buttercream

  • 200 g Butter or baking spread
  • 400 g Icing sugar
  • 40 g Cocoa powder
  • 40 g Peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp Milk

For the topping & filling

  • 12 Snickers Bites or chopped up Snickers bar
  • 85 g Caramel sauce good quality shop bought or homemade
  • 75 g Salted peanuts chopped


  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and line a cupcake tin with paper cases
  • To make the cupcakes, mix together the butter and caster sugar until smooth, ideally with an electric mixer
  • Add the eggs and milk, and mix well
  • Add the self raising flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and whisk in
  • Divide the mixture between the cupcakes cases, and bake them for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cupcakes comes out clean. Put them on a rack to cool completely
  • Use a cupcake corer or a knife to make a hole in the middle of each cupcake
  • Fill the holes with a couple of chopped peanuts per cupcakes and some caramel sauce. You can do this using a spoon or put the caramel sauce into a small piping bag, snip the end off and pipe it in
  • To make the buttercream, mix together the butter, peanut butter, cocoa powder and icing sugar with a spoon or electric hand whisk, when it starts to come together, add the milk and mix until smooth
  • Pipe the buttercream onto each cupcake using a piping bag fitted with a nozzle. Or spread on with a spoon
  • Pipe the salted caramel sauce over the buttercream, or drizzle it on with a spoon
  • Top with a mini Snickers bites that's been cut in half, or a Snickers bar that's been chopped up. And more chopped peanuts
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place, eat leftovers within 3 days
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If you need a caramel sauce recipe, try my Homemade Caramel Sauce.

NB. This post is not in any way sponsored by Snickers – I just love their product!

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21 comments / Add your comment below

  1. These are amazing. I love Snickers (although I am still not sure I have ever forgiven Mars for changing the name from Marathon). I imagine your friend was ecstatic! I bet she was thinking ‘I really lucked out here…. great choice of friends’)…. x

  2. 5 stars
    I am in love! I adore Snickers and these cupcakes look absolutely scrumptious. I am going to make them and share them with our son as he too is a peanut and chocolate combo addict. Pinned x.

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