M&M Cookie Bars

“These are soooo good!”

That’s what I like to hear! Especially when it comes from a kid – then you know it’s good!

 

M&M Cookie Bars

 

These cookie bars couldn’t be simpler to make. It’s the same process as making cookie dough, but you skip the forming-into-balls stage and spread the dough onto the bottom of a greased baking dish. Bake. Slice, Serve. I used Easter pastel M&M’s in this spring-inspired variation, but you could easily swap in chocolate chips, regular M&M’s or any other chocolate candy.

 

M&M Cookie Bars

 

These are a great make-ahead treat; they keep for days in an airtight container at room temperature. The thick vanilla cookie stays soft and moist inside with a crunchy exterior that it beautifully studded with colourful M&M’s! It’s a sweet that everyone will enjoy!

 

M&M Cookie Bars
Yields 24
This quick and easy recipe makes chewy cookie bars that have a lovely crunchy exterior. Use whatever chocolate chips or chocolate candy you have on hand.
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 1/8 cups flour
  2. 1/2 t salt
  3. 1/2 t baking powder
  4. 3/4 cups margarine/butter
  5. 1 cup brown sugar
  6. 1/2 cup sugar
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 2 t vanilla extract
  9. 2 cups M&M candies, divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease a 9"x13" baking dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl, lightly whisk flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In another mixing bowl, beat margarine/butter, brown sugar, and sugar until fluffy.
  4. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  5. Slowly add in flour mixture. Mix until well combined.
  6. Fold in 1 cup of M&M candies.
  7. Spread dough evenly on the bottom of prepared baking dish.
  8. Sprinkle remaining M&M's evenly on top of dough. Press in lightly.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until lightly golden brown on top.
  10. Cool completely before cutting.
Notes
  1. Storage:
  2. These cook bars stay fresh and soft if kept in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to a week (if they last that long!).
Adapted from Fearless Homemaker
Adapted from Fearless Homemaker
sugar. http://bake.trinaelisedesigns.com/

M&M Cookie Bars
M&M Cookie Bars
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Enjoy! xoxo Katrina