Easy Snickers Cupcakes

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Snickers Cupcakes are incredibly delicious and so easy to make. From a boxed cake mix comes this incredible dessert inspired by our love of Snickers bars.

Snickers cupcakes

Snickers Cupcakes

The basics of this recipe are this: a simple boxed, chocolate cupcake mix topped with a two ingredient caramel frosting and a tiny Snickers bar. Sounds easy enough, right? Let’s get started.

We have made so many cupcakes over the years and love to create new recipes! If you want a cupcake recipe, you’re certainly in the right place.

Snickers cupcake

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Chocolate Cake Mix. Any chocolate brand you’d like to use.
  • Eggs and Vegetable Oil. To follow the instructions on the cake mix box.
  • Vanilla Frosting. We used Pillsbury but you can use whichever brand you want.
  • Dulce de Leche Caramel. This comes in a can in the baking aisle.
  • Chocolate and Caramel Sauces. The kind you’ll find with the ice cream for sundaes.
  • Mini Snickers Bars.
  • Peanuts. This is totally optional.
ingredients for Snickers cupcakes

How To Make Snickers Cupcakes

  • Make Cupcakes. Follow along with the recipe on the back of the cake mix box. Bake as usual and while they cool, you can move onto the frosting.
  • Make Frosting. Mix together the three cans of vanilla frosting with the can of caramel with an electric mixer.
  • Frost. When the cupcakes are completely cooled, frost them with the caramel icing. Top with chocolate and caramel drizzle and a mini Snickers. If you want, add chopped peanuts, too.
baked cupcakes and a piping bag with frosting

We are obsessed with how easy it is to make Snickers bar cupcakes. I am going to make these for my husbands birthday this year. They remind me so much of the cupcakes I spent way too much money on at the bakery last year. He’s gonna love them!

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Snickers Cupcakes

Snickers Cupcakes are incredibly delicious and so easy to make. From a boxed cake mix comes this incredible dessert inspired by our love of Snickers bars.
Servings: 24
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes


Cupcakes Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix

Caramel Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 can of Nestle Dulce de Leche Caramel
  • 3 tubs of Pillsbury Vanilla Frosting or other Vanilla Frosting


  • Caramel Sauce
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Mini Snickers Bars
  • Peanuts optional


Cupcake Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • Line cupcake liners in 2 muffin pans for 24 cupcakes.
  • Combine cake mix with eggs, oil and water following directions on your box mix.
  • Pour cupcake mixture into liners.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before you begin frosting them.

Frosting Instructions

  • While cupcakes are cooling you can make the Caramel frosting.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the 3 tubs of vanilla frosting.
  • Combine the full can of dulce de leche.
  • Mix with an electric mixer until well blended.

How To Frost

  • Once the cupcakes are cooled and the frosting is mixed, put Tip 1M into the piping bag and cut the bag at the bottom to fit the tip.
  • Add the caramel frosting to the piping bag and begin frosting the cupcakes.
  • Once frosted, drizzle with caramel and chocolate sauce.
  • Optional: chop peanuts into small pieces and sprinkle chopped peanuts on top.
  • Top with 1 mini Snickers bar.

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Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg


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