Mars Bar Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

My brother is the brain behind these babies.

I think I have a new found love for him now.

He’s a kid, only 13, in his first year of high school. He has a massive sweet tooth, loves his chocolate and is always asking me to bake him these.

Sometimes, he comes up with a brilliant baking idea of his own, like this one.

On a recent Sunday afternoon, I was baking something or the other in the kitchen, and he goes, “Hey Tash, do you think you could like, put Mars Bars in cookies? But like, keep them whole? And like, do something so the cookies stay thick around the Mars Bars?”.

What a genius.

First I thought cookie bars. Then I remembered how much I love thick cookie cups. So I decided to bake them with a fun size Mars Bar inside.

They are fantastic! The chocolate melts and the caramel melts and the nougat goes gooey, and there’s cookie, and there’s melted chocolate chips and the whole thing is going to blow your mind.

So go and bake some.

Cookie dough adapted from Meg Cabot’s Boy Meets Girl.

You will have a little cookie dough leftover after making this recipe, but just roll some tablespoons of dough into balls, pop them onto a lined baking tray and bake them for 8-10 minutes.

220g unsalted butter, softened (1 cup)
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups + 3 tbsp plain flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/3 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips
12 fun size Mars Bars

Preheat the oven to 180 C and line a 12-hole muffin pan with cupcake liners.

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Add the brown sugar, white sugar, egg and vanilla extract and beat until well blended.

In a separate bowl, combine the plain flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Pour half the flour mixture into the butter mixture and beat on a low speed until just combined.

Mix in the remaining flour mixture and then the chocolate chips by hand, being careful not to over mix.

Scoop a small tablespoon of dough into each cupcake liner and flatten into the base. Top with a fun size Mars Bar.

Top each Mars Bars with a medium scoop or large tablespoon of cookie dough. Flatten slightly.

You can check out more photos of how they should look at this stage here, on Instagram.

Bake for about 12 minutes, until lightly golden. Makes 12 Mars Bar cookie cups.


25 Thoughts on “Mars Bar Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

  1. Looks delicious! I would so love to try some. I am sure they taste amazing.

  2. I’m so going to make these for a bday party I’m going to in a couple of weeks. Can’t wait to try them!

  3. thevelvetdoe on August 20, 2012 at 11:21 am said:

    These look amazing and I love that you read Meg Cabot books :) x

  4. Beautiful photos! These look SO good! Love Mars bars…and baked into a cookie? I can only imagine!

  5. Mmmmm, I love making stuffed cookies and cups. So fun – the little surprises in the centers are always great!

  6. oh baby, these are a love letter to my taste buds!

  7. This looks AWESOME! Do you think you could make it with funsize snickers, twix and bounty? :)
    – Frida,

  8. Anne Bonney on August 25, 2012 at 4:15 am said:

    These are brilliant – can’t wait to try them.

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  10. Hi Natasha, I just want to say thank you so much for your wonderful recipe…I just tried it and ate it when it fresh out of the oven, no word can discribe how delicious these cookie are…I also have my own cooking blog, however it is in my language, otherwise I will invite you to come and visit me, I will put this cookie entry on sometime this week with your link for the original recipe….keep up your good works. :)

    • Hi Kristy! I’m very happy to hear that you liked these cookie cups!! Looking forward to seeing them on your blog, I’ll make sure I come over and have a look, even just at the pictures! :-)

  11. Natasha, I”m back to let you know i”m making these cookie again today but put the peanut butter as a filling, they still in the oven, but I can imagine how delicious they would be..can”t wait to eat them ….:)Thanks heapz :)

  12. Natasha, here is my blog,
    you are welcome to visit me anytime, and please leave a comment so I know you been there :)….Please don”t laugh at my photos coz I”m very bad at taking picture
    Did I tell you I also live in Australia, Western Australia :)….

  13. Nastassja on October 3, 2013 at 10:17 pm said:

    Hi Natasha,
    I just tried out this recipe and it was delicious!!! However, do you have any tips on how to prevent the top of the cookie cups from sinking once i take them out of the oven to cool? Thanks, Nastassja (yes, we have a similar name!!) xxx

    • Hi Nastassja! I’m happy you enjoyed them! Mine tend to sink too – I find that the more you cook them, the less they sink, but then they aren’t as nice. So underbaking and sinking, I say! :-)

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