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 🙂

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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.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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July 14, 2019 3:42 pm

Would Pringles work or Lays Classic… not a fun of Kettle chips.

November 24, 2013 8:25 am

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… Read more »

September 17, 2013 9:40 pm

You can’t go wrong with sweet & salty! Delicious!

May 13, 2013 4:43 pm

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. 🙂

May 2, 2013 4:51 am

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! 😀

April 25, 2013 4:04 am

Thanks for the recipe. It came out quite nicely. In fact I made them for the kids but my husband chowed down almost half of it.

April 24, 2013 10:41 pm

What a great sweet and salty and crunchy combination!

April 24, 2013 10:09 pm

These look wonderful and I’m loving the salty/sweet combo! Perfect midnight snack!!

April 24, 2013 8:39 pm

Oooh, I’m definitely feeling snacky now!! 🙂

April 24, 2013 6:23 pm

These sounds awesome!

Chocolate covered potato chips are amazing. I’ve been wanting to try the ben and jerry’s for that alone, but maybe I’ll just try the cookie!

April 24, 2013 1:34 pm

I definitely do a LOT of snacking while watching Grey’s…and these would certainly be the perfect accompaniment!

April 24, 2013 12:08 pm

These look dangerous. I try not eat after dinner, but some night fail miserably!

April 24, 2013 11:36 am

I too can’t keep my eyes open past 10pm… but I would get up early to eat these

April 24, 2013 10:58 am

If I was grabbing these as a snack, they’d turn into a meal! I wouldn’t be able to stop at one – ha! 🙂

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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