Snickers Chocolate Cupcakes

Decadent chocolate cupcakes filled & topped with creamy chocolate mousse and covered in Snickers Bars.

Decadent chocolate cupcakes filled & topped with creamy chocolate mousse and covered in Snickers Bars. By

Decadent chocolate cupcakes filled & topped with creamy chocolate mousse and covered in Snickers Bars. By

 I think I found my new favorite cupcake. When there’s chocolate AND snickers AND chocolate mousse involved, you know it has to be good.

What is crazy is that this indulgent, over-the-top cupcake all starts with a BOX! I often hesitate to start my cupcakes form boxed mixes because the result does not taste homemade at all. However, by modifying the ingredients called for on the back of the box, we can make boxed cake mixes truly taste original. 🙂

Decadent chocolate cupcakes filled & topped with creamy chocolate mousse and covered in Snickers Bars. By

 Biting into one is like an over-the-top chocolate explosion your tastebuds. These cupcakes are not for the faint of heart! I filled my cupcakes with a decedent two-ingredient chocolate mousse. Two ingredients… who knew it was so easy? I surely didn’t. The mousse only took me 4 minutes to make!

Decadent chocolate cupcakes filled & topped with creamy chocolate mousse and covered in Snickers Bars. By

After filling the cupcakes with the chocolate mousse, I swirled more of it on top. Then, I sprinkled on oodles and oodles of chopped Snickers Bars. Feel free to use any favorite candy bar.

These show-stopper cupcakes will look and taste like you slaved in the kitchen all day. Creating a decadent dessert AND saving time is what I am all about!

Snickers Chocolate Cupcakes

Snickers Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 24 cupcakes
  • Category: Cupcakes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Decadent chocolate cupcakes filled & topped with creamy chocolate mousse and covered in Snickers bars.



  • 1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 1 small box Jello Chocolate Fudge instant pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk (I used 1%)
  • 1 cup sour cream

Chocolate Mousse Filling

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 bag mini Snickers bars, unwrapped and chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line two 12-count cupcake pans with liners. Using a stand or hand held electric mixer, beat together the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, milk and sour cream. Beat until well combined, about 2 minutes. Scoop the batter evenly in all 24 cupcake liners. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the cupcakes from the tin and let cool.
  2. While the cupcakes are baking, prepare the mousse by melting the milk chocolate chips in the microwave. Melt for 30 seconds, remove and stir. Place back in the microwave for 30 more seconds and stir. The chocolate chips should be completely melted. If not, continue to melt in 30 second increments. Set aside to cool. Whip the heavy cream with a stand alone or electric handheld mixer until it looks like whipped cream and stiff peaks form. Fold in melted chocolate chips into whipped cream until it is all evenly combined.
  3. To fill the cupcakes, transfer batches into a piping bag. Once the cupcakes have cooled, press the tip of the piping bag into the center of the cupcake (about 1-inch deep) and squeeze while pulling the tip out. (You may certainly skip this step and simply frost the cupcakes with the mousse.)
  4. Using a knife, frost the cupcakes with the remaining mousse and sprinkle with chopped Snickers pieces.


  1. Be sure to check out my 10 tips for baking the BEST cupcakes before you begin!
  2. Adapted from Kevin + Amanda.

Keywords: snickers chocolate cupcakes


  1. Love love love doctored up cake mixes…it’s really the only way I make cake/cupcakes too! And I made that 2 ingredient mousse a few months ago and I just love how absolutely easy and delicious it is!!! But in and on a cupcake topped with snickers…so incredibly divine!!!!

    1. I love doctored up cake mixes too Jocelyn! So easy, right?! The mousse and the snickers steal the show in these cupcakes though. 😀

  2. comments are open now 🙂

    and these look amazing…your description of chocolate mousse is perfect…whipping cream and chocolate folded in. I remember my mother making mousse but there were eggs and lots of stovetop action and it was a real pain. I like your way much better.

    And the piping bag, eh? Gah! So much mousse stuck to the bag sides I bet. I wouldn’t want to waste a drop but these were worth it! 🙂

    1. Averie, I had no idea chocolate mousse was SO easy. I’m eager to try it with white chocolate chips next. Or butterscotch chips?! I wonder how that would taste! No eggs, no stovetop! Ugh piping bags kill me. But they make cupcakes look so pretty… I try to scrape out EVERY last bit of mousse/frosting though.

  3. I just made that same mousse for a cake last week – it is SO FREAKIN’ AWESOME. These cupcakes are insane. I must try that cupcake recipe. I love using a box mix – I trust them to be soft and delightful.

    1. Dorothy! I had NO idea mousse was so easy! It was amazing. And you gotta try this easy cupcake recipe, it’s seriously the best! I will use it over and over again.

  4. I’ll take your boyfriend up on a challenge to eat these in 1 bite cause I can totally see myself doing that. These just look so rich and amazing. I love that frosting topped with snickers!!

    1. Hahahaha Julie I’m laughing so loud… I’d take you on in a 1 bite challenge!! I think I could eat one of your orange sweet rolls from today’s post in only 1 bite too! OMG so good.

  5. Okay, I totally love desserts that start from a box. And these?? Look. Amazing. And a two-ingredient mousse? Sign me up!

  6. So totally loving the jazzed up cake mix recipe per usual 🙂 you know me and my love for cake mix… so rockin’! And this mousse looks even more rockin’. Are you kidding me–a two ingredient, luscious mousse? Sign me up!! You know how to make me drool over here, Sally!

    1. Thanks Hayley darrrrrrrrrrling. I gotta try some of your cupcake recipes stat. I couldn’t be more obsessed with using cake mix as a recipe shortcut!

  7. Thanks miss Laura, you are too sweet, YOU keep outdoing yourself too! I am sooo eager to see how the mousse would be with white baking chips. Let me know if you try it… I might do that next time!

  8. I’ve been wanting to try Kevin and Amanda’s chocolate cake recipe for months now…and I think it’s about time I get around to it. Especially for these cupcakes. But then again…your peanut butter snickers cookies are literally calling my name. So many recipes I want to try!

  9. I think blogs like yours are the reason why my boyfriend loves me. He wonders where I get these amazing recipes from and it’s from an awesome blog post like this. You had me at Chocolate Mouse.

    Great job Sally! I wish the best of luck in your future endeavors.
    Love-And-Whimsy Blog

      1. No problem and I’m just trying to give credit where it’s due. Keep going and don’t let anyone get you down. You are doing an amazing job!


  10. These look so easy and SOOO delicious! I love how in pictures it looks like you slaved over them for hours, but the recipe seems so simple. Definitely a winner!!

  11. Sally, these look UH-mazing! I have never used a box mix to make cupcakes, but you may have just convinced me to try it!

  12. This is like three desserts in one! I love the combination of the cake, mousse, and snickers. Sounds like chocolate heaven 🙂

  13. So rich, decadent and super chocolaty! These would be perfect for satisfying my chocolate sweet tooth! I bet PB cups on top would be good too.

  14. I seriously won’t use any other chocolate cake recipe anymore. It’s out of control good!! And these cupcakes look SOOOO fantastic! omg. Pinning now 🙂

  15. i just finished making the cupcakes from Kevin and Amanda’s site minus the Snickers and the are AWESOME! My co-workers went crazy for them. Besides the chocolate recipe I made the cake using yellow cake mix with vanilla pudding and used lemon and strawberry mousse in the center with q vanilla bean icing. Haven’t tried them yet, but they look yummy!

    1. Oh my goodness Patty, your flavor combination sounds out of this world!! lemon and strawberry mousse? incredible! I must get that recipe!

  16. One of my best friends from Phoenix made these for an end of the school year potluck and I literally just e-mailed her for the recipe today. Perfect timing! They are amazing! Making them for my brother’s graduation party this weekend 🙂

  17. Hi Sally!
    When you inject the mousse into the cupcakes, have you cored them first? You didn’t say to, but I wanted to make sure.

  18. Wow. These look soooooo good. Sally, you are a GENIUS.
    I love love love making cupcakes, and I definitely want to try these. Keep up the awesome ideas!!!! I love your blog!!!

    1. Hi Mira! So happy you enjoy my website and recipes. It would be very difficult to turn these cupcakes into cookies. I have a couple options for you instead:

      1) Instead of white chocolate chips, add chopped snickers to these cookies:
      2) Make these:
      3) Or these:


  19. Hi sally! i want to make these cupcakes but Jello Chocolate Fudge instant pudding mix is not available in my country. Can u please tell me an alternative?

    1. No problem at all! You can make my homemade chocolate cupcakes instead and use this chocolate mousse and top with Snickers:

  20. Sally! These look AWESOME! I’ll be serving them tomorrow, so I’m wondering if I should bake and store the cupcakes today, then put together the mousse part tomorrow? I expect my oven will be busy enough.. Thoughts?

  21. These cupcakes turned out great!  I do have a question….am I able to leave the cupcakes sitting out since they have the whipped cream frosting?  Thanks!

  22. Hi Sally! 

    I love this recipe! I made it into a double layer cake for my dad’s birthday and he ate the whole thing himself in 2 days!! I have been piecing together bits and pieces of other cupcake/cake/frosting recipes of yours using different cake flavors and/or candies, but would love if you could publish some more candy flavored cupcakes…Butterfinger? Almond joy? TWIX?!?! 

    I can’t wait until your big announcement on August 31st. I hope Cleveland on the list!!

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