Muffin Monday: Snickers & Peanut Butter Muffins

Peanut Butter:
A popular food paste made from dry roasted peanuts.
Snickers Bars:
Brand name candy bar consisting of peanut nougat topped with roasted peanuts and caramel, and covered in milk chocolate.
Nigella Lawson:
English food writer famed for her (ahem) sensual approach to food.

So what happens when you put all three of these phenoms together? You end up with Snickers & Peanut Butter Muffins. Yup – they are as good as they sound!


The list of ingredients consists of everyday pantry items, and in fact the only thing I needed to pick up from the store was the Snickers bars. (Growing up, Snickers was never my ‘go to’ chocolate bar…I much preferred Mars bars. What was your favourite childhood chocolate bar?)

Add and mix (dry ingredients), add and mix (peanut butter), add and mix (liquid ingredients), add and mix (Snickers pieces), pour into muffin tin and bake. Done and done. This recipe was simple to throw together and perfect to make with kids. Come on – someone besides you has to steal little bites of the chocolate bars, right?!


It should come as no surprise that these muffins turned out great, the classic flavour combination of chocolate and peanuts once again proving why they work so well together. The denser texture of muffins (as opposed to cupcakes) worked well for this recipe, and allowed for it to not be overly sweet. Getting the wrapper off the muffin proved difficult once the melted caramel cooled, but seriously who is going to complain about that anyway?!


Next time I would like to try experimenting with this recipe a bit, perhaps by using peanut butter flavoured Snickers or even Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I would also avoid using natural peanut butter, as I find for baking the results just aren’t the same and tend to be denser and less melted.

For a copy of the recipe for Snickers & Peanut Butter Muffins, please click here

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12 comments on “Muffin Monday: Snickers & Peanut Butter Muffins

  1. Ok, first of all, I LOVE your photos! The action shot with those little hands and then the name written in chalk… so sweet.

    I also love the swirls of colour you got in your muffins!

    Can you imagine trying these with Mars? That thought just made me swoon a little.

  2. Baker Street on said:

    Hahha.. I love the beginning of your post.

    Aren’t these muffins just delicious. An extra helping of snickers does do the trick.

  3. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    Oh gosh – I think Mars bars with these muffins would be against the law in some countries! Thanks for your comment Aimee :)

  4. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    Thanks! I think double the snickers would be delicious!

  5. Nastassia on said:

    the melted caramel was one of my fave parts! your muffins look so tasty!

  6. Elena @3greenOnions on said:

    Great photos! I am a Twix girl but I think Mars would be great too:) Wait, can we try to make SnickersMarsTwix muffins?:) Now that would be illegal…:)

  7. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    Yes Nastassia – I loved how the caramel got all melted and yummy!

  8. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    LOL…Elena your SnickersMarsTwix combo sounds perfect :)

  9. Bianca on said:

    Yeah I don’t know anyone that’d complain over gooey caramel either! Love the way they turned out as well as your chalkboard.

  10. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    Thanks Bianca – the caramel was my favourite part!

  11. carolineadobo on said:

    Seeing all these gorgeous muffins is making me really sorry I missed baking them. They are so beautiful, love your presentation. Mars and Reese’s would make great ones, too.

  12. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    Thanks! You should definitely join us for next week :)

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