What’s your favourite kind of candy bar? Do you prefer milk or dark chocolate, fruit, nuts, caramel, or something else? Do you like Mars bars? If so, you will love these Mars bar stuffed cookies. This stuffed cookie recipe combines all the sweet indulgence of Mars bars with everything you love about cookies! These tasty stuffed cookies are made with fun size chocolate bars and you don’t need a lot of ingredients. Read on for how to make a tasty stuffed cookie that you will love!
When I learned how to make stuffed cookies, I wanted to experiment with different ones. This recipe is one of the very best. It’s made with fun size chocolate bars and tastes so great. This tasty stuffed cookie is so easy to make and you don’t need a lot of ingredients.
Ingredients for Mars Bar Stuffed Cookies
The typical cookie ingredients of butter, flour, eggs, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder feature in these, along with a pinch of salt. You will also be adding Mars bar bites.
I expect you already have most of that in the refrigerator and cupboards. Maybe you already have the Mars bar bites, although they’re so good they might not last long in your house either!
How to Make Stuffed Cookies
This is an easy stuffed cookie recipe. You need to combine the flour with the baking powder and baking soda. Beat the sugar and butter and then the eggs in another bowl. Combine these two mixtures and then refrigerate for a couple of hours.
Scoop tablespoons of the batter on to a parchment lined baking sheet. Add a Mars bar bite then more batter. That’s how to make stuffed cookies like a pro! Finally all that’s left to do is bake them. See how easy it is? This is definitely one of the best recipes made with fun size chocolate bars!
Tips for this Tasty Stuffed Cookie Recipe
These Mars bar stuffed cookies are simple enough for any beginner home baker. But I have a few tips to ensure they come out perfectly. You want them chewy and soft with a little crispness at the edges. Bite into a tasty stuffed cookie and the taste and texture will wow you. But how do you make sure this treat made with fun size chocolate bars comes out perfect?
First of all, make sure your dry ingredients are well combined. Also ensure the egg mixture is well mixed. After combining both mixtures, it’s important to give the batter at least an hour in the refrigerator.
You might be wondering why this is. Refrigerating the batter allows the fats to cool down. This means the cookies will expand more slowly in the oven and keep their texture. They will taste better too.
If you skip this step, the cookies will spread too quickly and the Mars bites will probably leak out. So when making a stuffed cookie recipe like these Mars bar stuffed cookies, remember this. Make sure you give the dough at least at hour in the refrigerator – two or three if possible!
Also let them cool for a few minutes before moving them on to a wire rack to finish cooling. You might be tempted to try a tasty stuffed cookie right away but the Mars mixture in the middle will be molten so I’d advise waiting a bit!
A Closer Look at Mars Bars
You might be curious how this treat made with fun size chocolate bars came to be. How long has Mars been around? Where did these bars come from? Let’s take a closer look at some Mars bar history.
Mars bars were created by Forrest Mars at Mars, Incorporated back in 1932 in Slough, England. The British version of this bar was caramel and nougat coated in chocolate. The American version was toasted almonds and nougat in chocolate. Later, they began adding caramel too. In 2002 the American version was discontinued. It was later re-launched as Snickers Almond.
There are different formulations – the standard bar, two mini bars in one wrapper, Mars bar bites, and more. You can use any for Mars bar stuffed cookies although the bites are the easiest since they’re the perfect size. You don’t need to chop them.
The deep-fried Mars bar gained popularity (or maybe notoriety!) in Scotland in the 1990s. This is a Mars bar coated in batter and deep fried in oil. Not all that healthy but pretty delicious all the same! I much prefer this stuffed cookie recipe though.
Tasty Mars Bar Stuffed Cookies Recipe
Tasty Mars Bar Stuffed Cookies – Soft and Chewy
- In a medium bowl add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- Grease or place parchment paper on 2 baking sheets. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well.
- Gradually add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
- Scoop batter by tablespoons onto baking sheet. Add a Mars bite and place another scoop of batter on top. Close up into a ball. Bake 12 to 14 minutes.
- Allow to cool 5 minutes before moving to cooling rack.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
These Mars bar stuffed cookies are so good. Kids love them and so do the grownups. I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t! Now you know how to make stuffed cookies you can experiment with other bite-size candies. Let me know if you do and also which you prefer!
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