Snickers Caramel Cheesecake Cookies

Happy Thursday! Hope everyone is enjoying summer. CA is always full of life in the summer, there’s always family visiting, beach trips and partying going on. I have a feeling it’s going to fly by and school will be back in session in no time. Better enjoy this while I can 🙂

Wait until you try these individual cheesecakes! I didn’t know what to call them because they look like my giant cookies, but are really little cheesecakes. Whatever you want to call them, they are ridiculously incredible! Yes, break out your muffin top pan people, cheesecake works perfect in it. If you haven’t found your muffin top pan yet, you can try this in a mini cheesecake pan or even some mini muffin tins but make sure you spray your mini muffin tins well. It might be tricky to remove your cakes.

We made this recipe while my family was visiting this week and let’s just say they didn’t last long. The best part about this recipe, is you don’t have to wait the traditional hour for cheesecake to bake. These are done in under 30 minutes! Love it 🙂

Take a peek…hope you enjoy!

Here’s your line up, pretty easy right?! Seriously if you don’t have the muffin top pan yet, it’s a must, here’s the EXACT one I use HERE!!

Ahhh, I think this will be my new computer wallpaper 🙂

Whip up the cheesecake batter…

Feel free to use any caramel sauce you’d like. Make your own, melt down some Kraft Caramels….anything will work 🙂

Graham cracker crust….YUM!

I have officially fallen in love with my muffin top pan! It’s options are endless, stay tuned for more fun ideas with it 🙂

Told you these were ridiculous 🙂


Snickers Caramel Cheesecake Cookies

2 Cups chopped Snickers Bars

2 1/2 Cups graham cracker crumbs

2 Tablespoons granulated sugar

5 Tablespoons melted butter

2 8oz packages softened cream cheese

1 Cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 Tablespoon pure vanilla

3 Tablespoons caramel sauce

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place chopped Snickers Bars into a bowl, set aside for now. Place graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter into a mixing bowl to combine. Spoon a couple spoonfuls of crumbs into each muffin top pan and press down and up the sides. Bake for 5-6 minutes or just until browned. Remove from oven.

2. In a stand or electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add in eggs and vanilla until well combined, scraping sides of bowl with a rubber spatula. Beat in caramel sauce until well combined. Pour about 1/4 Cup of cheesecake mixture over each baked crust then top evenly with chopped Snickers. Bake for 23-26 minutes or until cheescake edges are just starting to brown and centers are nearly set. Remove and let cool completely. While still warm, loosen all edges with a plastic knife to make for easier removal from pan. Refrigerate once cooled then top with caramel sauce and whipped cream to serve!

12 individual cheesecakes


Have a great rest of your week and weekend, come back soon! More Muffin Top Pan Recipes to come 🙂

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148 Responses
  1. Angie

    I made these and had well over enough to make a dozen and a half. Not sure where your measurements come from, and I don’t think 5 tlbs of butter was enough to make the graham cracker moist enough to stick together.

  2. Estelle

    Just a warning. I don’t think the crust measurements are correct. Could it possibly be 1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs? I tried these in my muffin top pan, which I use often with great success. I should have trusted my instincts, which told me that the proportion of crumbs to butter was much too high. I made them as directed, however, and there was way too much crust, and even though I used less of it, it did not hold together at all. It remained crumbs even after baking. So, although I think the final product tastes good, it is a complete disaster in terms of being able to serve it. Also, because I tried to use the whole 1/4 cup of cheesecake, the cheesecake overflowed the pan. So, I may crumble up the remains and serve it over ice cream….

  3. Diana Teague

    These should be illegal…. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything that looks so good!!! Can’t wait to try these… Gotta get a muffin top pan (which I didn’t even know existed)….

  4. Lauren

    I now have a new religion and it’s called Snickers Carmel Cheesecake Cookies, Good Lord ! these look sinful I must make these like yesterday!!! I am going to make these for my parents who share the same birthday which is February 4th, my Mom turns 75 and my Dad turns 79 I have a feeling they will go Banannas !! if they don’t I will be glad to eat theirs…

  5. Cndy Hunnicutt

    I wonder if you could make this in an 8×8 pan, like a bar cookie? It’s not so much that I don’t want to spend the $$ on the muffin top pans, but the fact that I have no storage room in the kitchen

  6. Connie

    I made these today and let me tell you the are fabulous!!! Thank you for sharing the recipe!!! I thought they were really easy to make and taste out of this world!!

  7. Connie

    I am trying these today to take to a bonfire. I bought my pan at Micheal’s today with a coupon, made it around 7 dollars for the pan. Wish me luck ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Marissa

    These look incredible!! I want to send some as a gift, but do you think with them being cheesecakes that they would not ship well? Should they be refrigerated? Thanks!

  9. Annoula

    I made these a few times, but with whoopie pie pans (they’re a bit smaller, 12 in each pan) and they’re awesome! Then I started playing around with different toppings, and they’re really good with a cinnamon/brown sugar/butter mixture swirled in like a cinnamon bun. I’m about to go make these again! Thanks for the great recipe!

  10. I’m so glad I found these on Pinterest. I’ve got to do a cheesecake challenge and I just prefer recipes that are individual servings. And with snicker’s bars in them, oh yes! I’ll be using a muffin tin since I don’t have the muffin top pan but I know it’ll still be delicious, thanks for sharing and I’ll let you know when the challenge goes live!

  11. sharla

    I really want to try these, but I don’t have a muffin pan and can’t afford to buy one right now. Could I make these in a muffin pan just in the bottom? Never seen a muffin pan in perswon; is there any other pan I could improvise? Thanks

  12. jocelyn Silverman

    wow! these look absolutely incredible. i was just wondering since they are baked, is it ok to leave them out? my daughter’s school asks the parents to bake for the teachers every now and again- but was worried about the cream cheese-

    thank you.

  13. Megan

    OMGeeeeeeeeeeeeee I am sooo glad I found you….but in the same way Im not:) These look to die for!!!! Going to buy a muffin tin! is there something I could use if I just HAVE to make them tonight:)

  14. Thank you so much for this recipe. I made them last night, they were so easy and so yummy. I took them to work and shared them, they got rave reviews. I will be making them alot.

  15. You should get something for all the people you are getting to buy these muffin top pans. I have seen all kinds of yummy things on pintrest but this is going to be my first one to try, it just looks so good and easy to make. Now I just got to get one of those pans for myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Kim

    I found this recipe on Pinterest, and when I saw that it was the same place where I got the oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies (which I made a few months ago) I had to try these! They were amazing, and my husband declared them his new favorite. Thanks!

  17. Sarah

    I just made these for my company tonight. I did not have a muffin top pan, so I put them into a regular muffin tin pan with cupcake papers. They tasted good but did not look nearly as delightful. They were really hard to get out since the caramel from the snickers melted onto the pan and stuck. I will have to get a muffin top pan to make these again. Thanks for the recipe.

  18. Why is this happening to me? These cookies look like heaven on earth!!! Omg, my mouth is watering and I can’t wait to get off work to race home and make these suckers. TO DIE FOR!

  19. I made these for my monthly cooking club with a few minor alterations. I do not like peanuts so I substituted Rollos candy and pecans. My muffin top pan did not come in time so I made them in cupcake papers. They were HUGE hit!!!So very yummy!

  20. alm6456

    I want to make your Snickers Cheesecake Caramel Cookies in my mini-muffin tins. How long do you think I should bake them for? They hold less than 1/4 cup of liquid. THANKS!

    1. I would be careful using a mini muffin tin, it might be tricky getting them out once they are cooled. I would use a mini cheesecake pan with a removable bottom so you can remove them nicely ๐Ÿ™‚ I would check them after 18-20 minutes at 350 degrees F.

  21. All I can say is wow!!! Great idea about the muffin top pan! I’ll be purchasing one this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait for more fun ideas from you!

  22. Um, those look great! If it wouldn’t wake my kids up, I’d go bake those right now. Well, that and if I had all the ingredients. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I think a muffin top pan may need to be on my Christmas wish list now…

  23. Ahhh! These look so good! I’m going to make them for a cookie contest with some friend.. I’m sure these will be a winner! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Alexandria

    I just made these and they are fantastic. The first batch wasn’t too pretty, but non stick spray helped the rest of the time. I don’t know how it happened but this recipe made 24. I was expecting 12. I have the same sized muffin top pan though (which I bought specifically for this recipe). I am glad to have 24 instead of 12, but it did take a lot longer because I only have one pan. Great recipe!

  25. laura

    looks absolutely divine!! quick question though, can you make them without the muffin top pan? I am eventually going to buy one but I want to make these NOW! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Johna

    well, I finally got my pans. Mine are not like yours: my pans have a bit of a well in them. Yours have the straight sides and mine do not. SO, mine are not straight and uniform and “pretty” like yours, but my cookies ARE tasty!

    thank you SO much for all of the XL muffin top cookies!! I look forward to more! ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. kitkat889

    Sooo good! Made them early for bachelorette night but couldn’t wait and ate some early. So worth it ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Mary Alice

    I have had a muffin top pan for some time and found it basicly useless…..until my dear friend sent me this recipe…I will be hanging on to this site for more yummy ideas.

  29. Wow, now a muffin top pan actually seems useful. Thanks Jenny! Also, your idea gave me an idea. Do you think muffin top pans would work for small fruit pies? That is, could you mold the crust around the bottom of the pan then lift it out and have individual pies?

  30. Nina

    These look amazing! I would love to make them but do not have a muffin top pan. Is there something I could do instead?

  31. You and your desserts…I swear, they make me drool each and every time! This one would hit the jackpot in my house…that is, if I would let anyone else eat this. I would probably be selfish and eat the whole thing!

  32. Oh, these cookies look ridiculously good!! I bet these would taste even better with homemade caramel sauce. I MUST make these! Thank you for sharing this recipe and AMAZING photos!! Goodness!

  33. CRAZY GOOD! I can’t wait to try this – now I feel like I need a muffin top pan though, so for that, my kitchen cabinets do not thank you ๐Ÿ˜‰

  34. Amber

    Tried these yesterday…but I’m muffin-top-less ;O) SO, we used a mini muffin pan and a regular muffin pan and both turned out really well and taste amazing. But we had problems with the crust. It wouldn’t hold together, so we added a little more butter and that helped, but when we removed the cheesecakes, half of the crust was left in the pan. Regardless, these were amazing and I will absolutely make them again!!!

  35. Rhonda

    Okay, I guess I’m one of the many people who have gone and ordered a muffin top pan. ๐Ÿ˜‰ This looks delicious. I’ve tried a few of your recipes and they never disappoint! ~Thanks so much.

  36. tif

    What do I do with the 2T sugar? In the photos, it looks like you put it in with the graham crackers, but it doesn’t mention it in the instructions. Can you clarify? Thanks – it looks delish!

  37. Was it you that posted the idea of baking your chocolate chip cookies in your muffin top pan? I also have a muffin top pan and thought that was just the best idea in the world. When I tried it though, I guess I pressed too much dough into each cup because it overflowed over the top and basically every cookie in the pan became connected. I guess I should barely fill each section with dough? I was so bummed but I’m still intrigued by the idea so I want to try again. Now you come out with these cheescake numbers and I’m tempted to try these with my muffin top pan! Holy cow they look awesome! Beautiful photos too. I love it when photos on a blog show the whole procession of recipe making. It really gives a person a good idea of what to expect and what things should look like. Hmmm? I oughta start doing that but I bet you are whipping out your camera alot while baking. That might get to be a pain in the butt. But anyway, good job! They look perfect!

  38. Jennifer D.

    I’ve been holding out on paying full price for a muffing top pan, but my local TJ Maxx hasn’t come thru for me!! After seening this recipe, well, I am jumping online to order my pan pronto! Thanks for sharing such yummy recipes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Oooh I made something very similar in the winter, but it was with the dark chocolate Milky Ways. SOOOO good. And now I’m really craving cheesecake ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. charlene

    Oh my – these look decadent and something I am going to make this week-end. I may split the batch and make half snickers and the other half chopped peanut butter cups! Have a great week-end!

  41. YUMMMY! They look like delicious cheesecae pancakes all stacked upon each other. Pancakes I would love to devour right now!!

    With love and cupcakes,

  42. I think I’m going to have to stop reading your blog…I gain a few pounds each time I read a new post!! These look unnecessarily delicious…can’t wait to give them a try…AND I ♥ my muffin top pans too. The best thing I’ve bought so far this year!

  43. You are my hero! Seriously this recipe rocks. I love cheesecake. I say forget the fork. Eat and get messy with some awesomeness. Can you tell I love this?

    Thanks for sharing!

  44. I couldn’t take it anymore….this baby sealed the deal! I ordered one of those muffin top pans today and it will be here Saturday! I can not wait to try this recipe. And darn it now that I’ve looked at it AGAIN I realize I should have ordered TWO of those suckers! ๐Ÿ™

    Thanks for another delicious creation!

  45. First the giant s’mores cookies and now this! Whoa, girl…you are making me fat…and happy! I made your s’mores cookies for our 4th of July family reunion. They were a huge hit!! I’ll have to try these next.

  46. These look scrumdidlyumptious for sure! And I just have to say that the fork with the twirled handle is really beautiful.
    Back to the cheesecakes, I wonder if these are like most cheesecakes and taste better after aging a day or so? I doubt we could leave them alone long enough to find out, unless I purposely hide one in the depths of the fridge.

  47. Oh my word! You are killing me! I am still feeling guilty about how much I had of the blueberry pie I made for the Fourth! But this is an awesome combination and I really have to try them.

  48. I wish I was your neighbor so I could be one of the lucky ones to sample some of these wonderful creations! My hubby will love these and our anniversary is coming up so I’ll have to make them for him. ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. Kimm Geria

    Your killing me those are amazing. I had to order the pan from Bed Bath and Beyond I couldn’t find one to save my life.

  50. Okay, I think you’ve convinced me–I totally need a muffin top pan. I’d make this with the almond snickers…and maybe almond extract instead of vanilla…almond caramel snickers cheesecake cookies? Yummm!

  51. Andrea

    Oh lordy. Not only does seeing this mean a hit to my waistline, but I’m also going to feel the pinch in my wallet, since now I have NO CHOICE but to buy one of these pans!

  52. Jill

    Is there sugar in the crust? In the pictures it looks like you add sugar to the crust mixture bowl (last picture on the right), but its not in the actual recipe?

    I’m trying this recipe tonight!

  53. I got 2 muffin top pans from amazon, with shipping it was $28. I have seen them at TJ Maxx and Marhsalls for much less. I thought about getting them at the time, but didn’t. I have wanted to get them for a long time. I now kick myself for not buying them when they were cheaper. OH WELL! I made the Giant S’more cookies, they were a hit at the coffee shop where I took them. Photos on my blog, but not pretty photos.

  54. Kim in MD

    Sinful, just sinful (in such a good way!).

    Ok…I have been drooling over your cookies made in the muffin top pans for some time, now. I haven’t bought a muffin top pan yet-until today! I am heading over to right now to purchase two pans. I can’t take it anymore! Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. I think I’m in love. Cheesecake AND Snickers? Seriously? WOW. I have a mini cheesecake pan, but I think these would look better in the muffin top pan. I guess I’ll have to go shopping! I found your blog not too long ago, but I read (and drool over) every post now.

  56. I love all the recipes you are using your muffin top pans with. I am going to order me some online as I can’t find them in this area. I have been wondering ~ do you spray the pan with cooking spray or do all the cookies, cheesecakes etc. release easily without any prep? I love your blog and read it every day.

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