Snickers Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect homemade treat to add to any holiday cookie tray. Soft & chewy peanut butter cookies topped with marshmallow nougat filling drizzled with melted chocolate and caramel. Plus a short step-by-step video.
Out of all the cookies I make during the holidays, these thumbprint cookies are my favorite. Those buttery shortbread cookies always get snatched up first in our house.
Since today is National Cookie Day, I thought I’d share another fun version like these homemade Snickers Thumbprints. They have all the flavors of the popular candy bars but can easily be made at home with a few pantry ingredients instead.
They start off with these easy gluten free Flourless 3 ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies – made in just ONE bowl with:
- creamy peanut butter
- sugar (use coconut sugar for a refined sugar free version)
- one egg
For the marshmallow nougat filling, you can make it two different ways depending on your preference and what you have on hand.
The first version you combine and heat:
- sweetened condensed milk, and
- peanut butter
The other version uses slightly healthier ingredients with:
- tahini (sesame seed paste)
- peanut butter
- maple syrup
Now don’t get me wrong, neither version makes this is a healthy cookie by any means but I thought I would leave an option for those that aren’t big marshmallow fans.
Next comes the melted chocolate, caramel drizzle and a sprinkle of chopped roasted salted peanuts. For a healthier version, use paleo-friendly chocolate and date paste+maple syrup+coconut milk for the caramel.
These Snickers Thumbprint Cookies taste totally indulgent and are just perfect for any Snickers fans in your life without the candy bar jitters.
A little sweet, a little savory and a fun way to kick up your holiday cookie platter.
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the yummy cookies from my fellow Food Holiday Bloggers: