Late Night Snack Cookies

I’ll admit, I have never been a late night eater.

Most likely because I can’t seem to keep my eyes open past 10:00. But I hear that late night snacking is a whole thing.  I get it, honestly…I mean, you’re sitting there watching an episode of Grey’s…what else are you supposed to do with your hands?

Clearly taking up crocheting is not an option for me, which means busying my hands with cookies is really the only other option.

So, my kids (ahem) are obsessed with the Ben & Jerry’s flavor Late Night Snack…besides loving Jimmy Fallon, it might be the perfect ice cream in all the land. It’s Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with a salty caramel swirl and fudge covered potato chips…hellooooo.

In that vein I decided to turn the ice cream into a cookie. For late night eating.

Late Night Snack Cookies.

Late Night Snack Cookies | Cookies and CupsWhat I decided to do was use a sturdy cookie base, add in some chopped Snickers bars, which would add the caramel/chocolaty bits and then pulse in some thick cut potato chips at the very end…the integrity of the chip was muy importante to me.

Start by chopping up some candy…and then freeze it for at least an hour… Freezing it will keep the caramel from oozing out all over the place.  Trust me on this one!
Late Night Snack CookiesThen go ahead and make your dough.

One egg, plus a yolk… that’s what I did here.  The yolk adds a nice fat and richness to the batter…and I didn’t want the cookie to spread too much.

Late Night Snack Cookies

I also added a tablespoon of heavy cream to the dough..again, a little extra fat never hurt a cookie.

Late Night Snack Cookies

After I had all the ingredients in the dough I lastly added about 5 cups of potato chips.

Pour them into your mixing bowl and pulse it a few times.  You don’t want them to break up too much…having the big pieces of the chips poking out adds a nice crunchy/salty bite.

Late Night Snack Cookies

Just drop heaping tablespoons of the dough onto a lined baking sheet and give it about 9-10 minutes in the oven!

Late Night Snack Cookies

That’s it.

Cookies beat crocheting any day 🙂

Late Night Snack Cookies | Cookies and Cups


Late Night Snack Cookies


makes 24 large cookies


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 yolk
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream or milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups chopped Snickers candy, frozen
  • 45 cups thick cut salted potato chips (I used Kettle Chips)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer cream butter and sugar for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  4. Turn mixer to low and add in egg, yolk, milk and vanilla. Increase speed to medium and mix until smooth and incorporated.
  5. Turn mixer back down to low and add in flour, baking soda and salt, mixing until combined.
  6. Add in Snickers candy and mix until evenly distributed. And finally add in potato chips and pulse until combined. Don’t over mix, as all the chips will break up too much.
  7. Drop by heaping tablespoon onto lined baking sheet and bake 9-10 minutes until edges are golden. Allow to cool 2-3 minutes on baking sheet and transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.


store airtight for up to 3 days.


58 Responses

  1. I am jealous of the USA Ben and jerry flavours, we only get the standards in australia. These are the perfect trashy(good way) cookies every girl needs.
    I am too in love with salty and sweet combos right now. All this needs is the ice cream in the middle!

  2. Nellie

    I love baking but never a big fan of making cookies as I always seem to overbake them. This, however has me wanting to race riight home and make them! They look devilishly delicious!

  3. Chips in a cookie! I have never seen such a thing. They look good though. I am one of those late night snackers. I thinks if because I get bored waiting to go to bed.

  4. Mary Lynn

    This recipe goes to the top of my list. There is one problem…I love frozen snickers and they may not last long enough to be added to the dough….

  5. I have a very good friend who eats 2 handfuls of potato chips everyday along with a little bit of chocolate. I can’t wait to make these for her! Awesome cookie! Thanks!

    Oh….BTW, I’m a totally late night closet eater. Can’t help it. :/

  6. Danielle

    You should totally tag Jimmy Fallon in these on Twitter or Facebook. Maybe they’ll feature your cookies on his show. OK, it’s a nice dream, but it would be totally awesome.

    And now I have a reason to buy a bag of potato chips!

  7. Dianna

    Can’t wait to run to the store for snickers and potato chips (can’t keep them in the house!)But to truly match the Ben & Jerry’s should we first dip the potato chips in melted chocolate or is that a little over the top? Always look forward to your posts and recipes Thanks for being a day-brightener for all your fans!

  8. We don’t get this flavour B&J in Ireland, but I wish we did! These cookies sound amazing. Definitely must make them next time we’re having a poker night – they’d be perfect!

  9. I am with you! I can not keep my eyes open pst 10, but I think I could do it for these cookies!!! They look so good! I need one now and it is only 4:06pm!

  10. I’m in love with this cookie concept! I finally tried your favorite CCC recipe and it was MARVELOUS!!! No, seriosly. I KNOW these will be delicious. 🙂 Thanks for a new cookie recipe!!

    P.S. Do you think these will freeze? Your CCC’s freeze very well…Only way I can control myself. 😉

    1. shelly

      I am sure they would, but it’s possible that the potato chips wouldn’t hold their crunch if frozen and thawed. If that wouldn’t bother you, then I say go for it!

  11. So funny, because I’m not much a night snacker past 10 either. But my hubs on the other hand, can sure put down a full on meal at 2 am…getting straight out of a sleep, no less! These would be perfect to have out for his “dessert”! But in my case…these would be my all day snacking companions!

  12. Germaine

    These sound great.. But not a snicker fan, wonder what Mars Bars would be like and don’t have enough chips but a huge bag of pretzels been wanting to experiment with – crushing them up and putting them into a cookie.

    1. shelly

      I am sure a Mars would work perfect! Also I am sure a pretzel would work great too! You’d probably just have to add less because they don’t crush up as easily 🙂

  13. Cookies ALWAYS beat crocheting…unless you’re my grandmother. Then, maybe crocheting wins.

    OK…I must have these cookies in my life. And since I can’t keep my eyes open past 9pm, I’ll call them “mid-morning snack” cookies. 😉

  14. Caitlen

    I really love your site. I have been obsessing over food blogs and sites for years now, but I am just now getting into cooking everything homemade. I love it! Your sense of humor is awesome and your site inspires me to make my own blog, so thank you! 😀

  15. I made these this weekend! Delish…So good…So easy…Great with a glass of milk or my AM coffee. 🙂 Next time, I will likely use dark chocolate snickers. Thank you for sharing!

    P.S. Still waiting to see if they survive the freezer. 🙂

  16. leanne

    I’m SOO jealous! I actually watched that particular B & J ice cream go into production on a TV show, but they don’t have this one here in blighty. Yes it’s cold a lot here, but you can’t beat a tub of B & J’s when you’re bored, or sad, or lonely or you just want something yummy and naughty and amazing. Now, as this particular ice cream ISN’T available here, I can’t thank you enough for giving us a cookie equivalent. I just hope I can do it justice, or make it in a way my husband hates so there’s more for me! Keep coming with the recipe ideas, they are fantastic! Many thanks again! 😀

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