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Salty-sweet Pretzel Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. Homemade chocolate chip cookies, swirled with salted pretzels, and chewy caramel Snickers bars. There’s nothing not to love about these sweet cookie bars. Each bite is slightly crisp on top, but soft and gooey inside…with pockets of melted chocolate and sweet caramel. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on top (if you like) for a salty-sweet touch.

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I’ve never been someone who craves candy or gets overly excited about it. I was one of the weirdest kids…trust me. I barely ate any candy at all. BUT, on occasion, I’d happily enjoy some.

Especially on Halloween night. But I wasn’t that weird that I didn’t love filling my pillowcase full of as many Malley’s bars, Reese’s peanut butter cups, and Snickers bars as I could.

The giant Malley’s bars were always my absolute favorite, but Snickers were also up there. My mom uses them in her Christmas Eve Death by Chocolate just for that reason, I really do love them.

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With Halloween approaching, I know we’re all stocking up on candy for trick-or-treaters. So make sure you buy extra Snickers. Because you have to make these simple but so delicious cookie bars.

The idea is that you’ll all have leftover Halloween candy. These bars could be the perfect sweet treat to bake them into. They honestly turned out so delicious. I think we need to make them from now through the holidays.

These would be perfect for gifting!!

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The details

The cookie base recipe is my go-to. It’s the one my mom used growing up, and the cookies always turned out delicious.

Beat the butter with the sugars, add some eggs, double the vanilla, then add flour. Mix, mix, mix and you’ll have delicious cookie dough. Not fancy, but we all know cookies don’t need to be fancy to be great.

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The “special” Halloween touches.

…semi-sweet chocolate chips or chocolate chunks. Nothing special here, pretty classic but you need them. I prefer chunks because the pockets of melted chocolate are so delicious.

…Snickers candy bars, the most important “special touch”. They add a touch of sweet caramel to every bite.

…salted pretzels and a little pinch of flaky sea salt. For a little salty-sweet touch that makes each cookie truly addicting.

What I love about these cookies is that they’re easy to make, require no chilling, and take less than an hour…so simple.

But my favorite part? These bars are perfectly crisp on top, yet soft, gooey, and almost underdone in the center. Which in my opinion makes for the BEST cookie bars. And if you’re like me, and enjoy cookie bars with sea salt on top…addicting.

I’m not normally such a decadent cookie person. But Halloween always gives me an excuse to have a little more fun with candy.

These would be fun to take to a school event or Halloween party. And as I said, make them with all that leftover Halloween candy. You could certainly swap in your favorite candy in place of the Snickers. Use what you love and enjoy!

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Looking for other Halloween desserts? Here are my favorites: 

Black Cat Pumpkin Cupcakes

Black Widow Peanut Butter Bars

Monster Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

BOO! Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Lastly, if you make these Pretzel Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Salted Pretzel Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 22 cookie bars
Calories Per Serving: 250 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a 9×13 inch baking dish with parchment paper. 
    2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until combined. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time, until combined. Add the vanilla, beating to combine. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt.
    3. Stir in the chocolate, Snickers, and 1/2 cup pretzels. Press the dough into the prepared baking dish. Press the remaining pretzels into the dough. Bake 18-22 minutes, until golden brown, but a little doughy in the center.
    4. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with flaky salt (if desired). Let cool and store in an airtight container for up to 5 days…or eat warm…which is delicious and recommended!
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  1. I made these last week with little success. The “baked” product at 20 minutes was still raw. I continued baking for another 20 minutes without much more success. I double-checked my recipe and am wondering if the butter content is correct. Two sticks of butter (one cup) seem to be a lot for this recipe.
    The baked cookie bar was not firm enough to cut through even after being at room temperature. Once the pan was refrigerated for a few hours I was able to cut and place into an air-tight container.

    1. Hi Jay,
      Thanks for trying this recipe and sharing your feedback, sorry to hear you had some issues! These should be doughy in the center, that is the intent of the recipe:) All of the measurements are correct. Did you happen to use a glass pan by chance? Typically you will need to increase your bake time when using glass. Let me know if I can help in any other way! xx

  2. Unfortunately these are super crumbly / dry like others mentioned! Not sure why 🙁 but they were kind of a bust, sadly! Everything from HBH is usually A+ but these weren’t the best!

    1. Hi Emily,
      I appreciate you making this recipe and your feedback, so sorry to hear they were dry! How long did you bake them for? I think it’s a timing issue and just needs to be lowered. I hope this helps! xT

  3. 5 stars
    Delicious dessert that I will keep on making!
    Tip for future bakers based on other comments:
    1. Make sure to leave the butter out to be at room temp before mixing too (sometimes I wait an hour for it to be room temp and I think it makes a big difference) it is easier to mix and shouldn’t be crumbly. I use a regular little electric mixer and it creams well with the sugar.
    2. The dough doesn’t fill the 9×13 pan perfectly but that’s ok, it’s meant to be a little messy and awkward!
    3. When baking, make sure the edges are brown to know it’s done, it will be extra gooey because of the snickers and chocolate chips but I promise it’s done. Add a minute or two if needed but the instructions are spot on.
    4. Add the flaky salt, adds a lot of flavor!

  4. 2 stars
    Bummed as they came out dry and crumbly as well. An easy recipe for sure, but the base is bland. Doesn’t taste like cookie dough. Maybe will try again but add more salt or sugar? Not sure. But thanks!

  5. I think I cooked these right but they seem underdone. The outside is crispy and inside is gooey still. Is that right? A lot of chocolate so hard to tell. This recipe stressed me out.

    1. Hi Miranda,
      Thanks for giving this recipe a try, sorry to hear you are having some issues. Was there anything you adjusted in the recipe? What kind of baking pan did you use? How long did you bake for? I need some more info to better help you! xx

    1. Hey Lola,
      So sorry to hear this recipe did not turn out for you! Was there anything you adjusted or anything that I can help with? Let me know!! xx

  6. I could not get the dough to press into a 9×13. It didn’t seem like enough. I’m not baking in a 9×9 and I have no idea how long it will take. It’s been 34 min and not close to cooked.

    1. Hi Jennifer,
      So sorry to hear you had some issues. Was there anything you adjusted in this recipe? Let me know how it turns out! xT

  7. 2 stars
    Mine also turned out crumbly, followed the recipe exactly, including measuring the flour accurately.
    Bummed 🙁 wish I would’ve read the other comments before baking – would’ve tried a diff recipe or stuck to the monster cookies.

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks for trying this recipe and sharing your feedback, sorry to hear they did not turn out for you! Was there anything you may have adjusted? Is it possible the cookie was over-cooked? Let me know how I can help! xx

    1. Hey Gina,
      Happy Friday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks a bunch for making it! 👻

  8. Could you make these with GF flour? Would you have to add anything if you did? I’m so excited to try these tonight!!

    1. Hey Amelia,
      Sure, you can use an equal amount of gluten free flour, that will work well for you! I hope you love the recipe! xT

    1. Hey Carol,
      Sure, you could definitely freeze these! Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx

  9. These are so easy and you only use one bowl making for easier clean up! I love that you can substitute whatever candy you like for the snickers. The first time I made them I did the recipe just as written and felt like the pretzels I used had a weird texture after baking, still delicious, but weird. This time I made with halloween m&ms and snickers instead and they are SO good. I highly recommend!

    1. Hey Jessi,
      Fantastic!! So glad to hear that you enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for trying it out! Have a great weekend! xx

  10. I always find myself wondering…. do you measure the 1 cup pretzel twists BEFORE you crush them or AFTER. I am assuming before……

    1. Hey Brooke,
      I measured them before I crushed them! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xT