Snickers Poke Cake Recipe

This Snickers Poke Cake Recipe is overflowing with the flavors of rich chocolate, caramel, peanuts, and of course, Snickers candy bars! It’s Heaven in a baking dish if you love chocolate, candy bars, or both!

Slice of Snickers poke cake on plate

We love making poke cakes. We have several of them on our site, in fact. They’re just so easy to make, and there’s something about a cake that’s filled with tasty ingredients in every slice that just can’t be beat. We make them for dessert at home, birthday parties, potlucks, holiday gatherings, or just because. Hey, we’re adults, we don’t need a reason.

You don’t need a reason, either, especially with a cake that’s this ridiculously easy. If you’ve been looking for a cake that’s overflowing with flavor, not work, then this is it!

Snickers Poke Cake Recipe

This recipe is one of the easiest you’ll make. Using just a handful of ingredients, you’ll have a cake that is literally like a giant Snickers. A base of chocolate cake mix is combined with caramel sauce, crushed peanuts, fun-size Snickers and chocolate frosting to create a rich, chocolaty treat that you won’t be able to get enough of. AND it uses both storebought cake mix and frosting so it’s ridiculously easy.

Overhead shot of baked chocolate cake next to other poke cake ingredients

Snickers Poke Cake Recipe Ingredients

You only need a few ingredients to make this recipe. You’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store. In fact, most of them are probably in the same aisle!

  • Chocolate cake mix
  • Caramel sauce
  • Crushed peanuts
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Chopped Snickers fun size bars

**See the recipe card at the end of the post for quantities.


You don’t need much of anything to make this cake. It only takes basic kitchen essentials.

  • Mixing bowl
  • Baking dish
  • Wooden spoon
  • Spatula

Snickers Poke Cake Recipe Instructions

Just like the ingredient and equipment lists, these instructions are very basic and extremely simple.

Step 1: Bake the Cake

Prepare the cake per package directions and bake in a 9×13 baking dish. Then, let it cool completely.

Step 2: Poke and Fill

Once the cake has cooled, poke holes about 3/4 of the way through the cake with the handle of a wooden spoon. Then, fill each how about halfway with caramel sauce and top with crushed peanuts.

Spoon filling holes in cake with caramel

Step 3: Frost and Decorate

Use a spatula to carefully spread the frosting over the cake. Then, decorate the top with chopped Snickers bars and more penauts.

Snickers poke cake in baking dish

Hint: If you can’t find crushed or chopped peanuts at your grocery store, they’re available on Amazon.



This cake will keep for about 5 days at room temperature. There’s no need to refrigerate this poke cake because it doesn’t use any dairy.

Snickers Poke Cake Recipe Tips

This recipe is so easy to make, there aren’t many tips for it. It’s almost completely foolproof, which is pretty great, really.

Poke Carefully – Be careful not to poke a hole all the way through your cake. Only go about half to 3/4 of the way through the cake so it holds together when sliced.

Always Let the Cake Cool – If you don’t, it will sort of compress and smush under the pressure when you push the spoon handle in.

More Poke Cake Recipes

If you like poke cakes, we have some winners here that we think you’re going to love.

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Pineapple Coconut Poke Cake

Snickers Poke Cake Recipe FAQ

If you have questions about this recipe, then read on. This FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about poke cakes.

Where do poke cakes come from?
They were actually a marketing invention. Jell-O released an advertisement in the 1970s designed to boost sales. It featured a dessert made with cake mix, Jell-O, and Cool Whip.

Who invented Snickers?
Fank C. Mars, of the Mars company, invented the candy bar in 1930. Back then, it was called the Marathon bar and was named after the family’s favorite horse.

Closeup shot of slice of Snickers poke cake on plate

How far apart should the holes in poke cake be?
About 2 inches. Any closer, and the cake will fall apart and lose its structure. Any farther apart, and you won’t get that tasty filling in every slice.

How long will poke cake last?
MOST poke cakes are only good for 2 or 3 days because they’re made with pudding, Cool Whip, Jell-O, and the like. This poke cake doesn’t use any of those ingredients, so it will last for about 5 days at room temperature the way a normal cake would.

Try This Snickers Poke Cake Recipe

You should absolutely make this Snickers poke cake recipe for yourself. It’s ridiculously easy and absolutely delicious. Every bite is a rich, chocolaty, caramel-infused explosion of flavor. And let’s not forget the peanuts! Make this recipe, and we know you’ll come back to it again and again.


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Snickers Poke Cake Recipe

This Snickers Poke Cake Recipe is overflowing with the flavors of rich chocolate, caramel, peanuts, and of course, Snickers candy bars! It's Heaven in a baking dish if you love chocolate, candy bars, or both!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 15 Servings


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix, prepared in a 9×13 pan
  • 1 cup caramel sauce
  • 1 cup peanuts, crushed
  • 2 containers chocolate frosting
  • 12 fun size Snickers bars, chopped


  • Allow the cake to cool completely, then use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke several holes in the cake.
  • Fill each hole halfway full with caramel sauce, then top the caramel sauce with chopped peanuts. Set aside remaining peanuts to sprinkle on the top of the cake.
  • Carefully spread the chocolate frosting over the top of the cake.
  • Decorate the cake with chopped Snickers and peanuts. Drizzle some caramel sauce over the top and serve.

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