Last weekend I was fortunate to travel to Napa, California courtesy of The Peanut Institute.  The Peanut Institute “is a non-profit organization that supports nutrition research and develops educational programs to encourage healthful lifestyles that include peanuts and peanut products.”  The trip was incredible and I learned wonderful facts about the nutritional benefits of peanuts, got to spend time with one of my great friends Emily,

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and we even got to cook at the Culinary Institute of America!  Check that one off my bucket list!

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The trip inspired me in so many ways.  When I returned home, I was excited to share some fantastic peanutty recipes with you.  So sweet teeth, I am declaring it Peanut Week!  I will be sharing one fact that I learned about peanuts with each of these satisfying recipes.

What better way to kick of Peanut Week than with these Flourless Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies?

Flourless Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

These Flourless Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies are so light and soft, you would never guess that a key ingredient like flour is missing!  With only six ingredients, these cookies are a great gluten-free treat option and you will be shocked how only SIX ingredients can create a cookie that tastes so delicious.

Flourless Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

I was so happy when I calculated the nutrition facts for these Flourless Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies and found out that each cookie only has 13 grams of carbs!  That is pretty remarkable for a cookie that has chopped up candy bars in it!

Flourless Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Yield: 22 cookies

Soft and chewy flourless peanut butter cookies stuffed with Peanut Butter Snickers Candy Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped Peanut Butter Snickers

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, use a mixer to cream peanut butter, sugar, egg baking soda and vanilla together.
  3. Mix in chopped candy bars.
  4. Roll dough into small balls and place onto cookie sheets.
  5. Bake 12 minutes.
  6. Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart.

Notes

Per cookies: Calores: 138 Fat: 8g Carbs: 13g

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Flourless Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

DID YOU KNOW??  Eating 1 ounce of peanuts daily can cut your risk of heart disease in half.  The oil in peanuts is mostly monounsaturated which offers the same health benefits as other healthy fats such as olive oil.

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21 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Luv What You Do
    May 13, 2013 @ 7:59 am

    Oh wow! What an awesome opportunity!
    These cookies look delish!!!

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    • Mercedes
      May 13, 2013 @ 9:50 am

      Yes, Jennifer, I feel incredibly lucky to have been a part of this group!

      Reply

  2. Alyssa
    May 13, 2013 @ 8:05 am

    Um, yummy! I pretty much bow down to your cooking skills after reading your recent blog posts, so I’ll definitely be trying these (now that I don’t cringe at the mention of peanuts anymore). Love that shot of you two!

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    • Mercedes
      May 13, 2013 @ 9:51 am

      Thanks Alyssa! I know it definitely took me a few days after our trip to have an appetite for peanuts again, but it’s good to be back! :)

      Reply

  3. Liz
    May 13, 2013 @ 12:01 pm

    What an awesome trip that must have been! I can’t wait to go back to Napa one day, it’s so beautiful there. Since these cookies are made with my favorite chocolate bar, I can’t wait to try them…I know I’ll love them! :)

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    • Mercedes
      May 14, 2013 @ 9:02 am

      Peanut Butter Snickers are definitely one of my favorite candy bars too Liz! And yes, this trip just made me want to go back to Napa and explore more!@

      Reply

  4. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    May 13, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

    Yum, yum, yum! I have pb and sugar at home…just need snickers! I want to go back to Napa….
    OH! Was going to text you – Johnny had Larry as a tour guide at Hess – loved him as much as we did.

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    • Mercedes
      May 14, 2013 @ 9:03 am

      These cookies would be great with chocolate chips or any other form of chocolate that you have Em! That is so great that Johnny got to meet cute Larry too!

      Reply

  5. Joy @ Baking-Joy
    May 13, 2013 @ 3:11 pm

    These look fantastic, can’t believe there are only 6 ingredients! Will be giving these a go :-)

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    • Mercedes
      May 14, 2013 @ 9:03 am

      I hope you like these cookies as much as I did Joy! They stay so soft and don’t dry out like some cookies do!

      Reply

  6. Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection
    May 13, 2013 @ 6:19 pm

    These sound incredible, Mercedes! Your trip sounds like so much fun. Napa is on my list of places I’m dying to visit! :)

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    • Mercedes
      May 14, 2013 @ 9:04 am

      Thanks Elaine! I am now dying to go back to Napa and be able to explore more vineyards and spend some time in San Francisco as well!

      Reply

  7. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    May 13, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

    What a fun experience to cook at the CIA! Love these cookies!

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  8. Tut
    May 14, 2013 @ 9:09 am

    Will be making these real soon!
    Loved the pics. Isn’t it the best fun to be with old friends!!

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    • Mercedes
      May 14, 2013 @ 9:10 pm

      Hi Tut! I hope you enjoy the cookies as much as I did! It was such a treat to be able to spend the weekend with Emily and have such a memorable experience with her! I hope you and Dan are doing well!

      Reply

  9. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life
    May 19, 2013 @ 6:38 am

    I seriously love those pb snickers bars!!! And I really love how puffy and chewy your cookies look without having flour in them.

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    • Mercedes
      May 19, 2013 @ 8:55 pm

      Thanks Jocelyn! I love PB snickers too and loved seeing your PB Snickers Brownie Pie! Great minds think alike!

      Reply

  10. Rachelle
    May 19, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    how many peanut butter snickers bars did you end up using? Thanks!

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    • Mercedes
      May 19, 2013 @ 8:56 pm

      Hi Rachelle, I hope you got my email earlier that said I chopped 6 square snack-sized Peanut Butter Snickers for this recipe! I hope you make the cookies and love them as much as I do!

      Reply

  11. Dana
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

    Wow, amazing! I didn’t have enough peanut butter so I used 1/2c pb and 1/2c Nutella! I didn’t even know snickers cookies were a thing, but I’m pregnant and Celiac so I ran to Google. Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Mercedes
      Nov 06, 2013 @ 8:13 pm

      Wow, that sounds like an incredibly delicious improvisation Dana! I’m glad that you found the recipe and enjoyed it! Thanks for the comment!

      Reply

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