M&M Cookie Bars

 This time of year, more so than other months, is a time when I really get into the mood to bake. Perhaps it’s the colder weather and the need for some comfort food. Yet I think it’s mainly due to all the delicious ideas when it comes to holiday baking, along with the seasonal blend of holiday spices and ingredients.

We give a lot of baked items to friends and family, tied up with a bow. We make make big batches to freeze for when company comes over. As well, we participate in at least one Cookie Exchange during the season as well. It’s a great excuse to share the {baked} love, try new recipes and then increase our own recipe box. 

We recently made a cookie recipe that had my girls drooling on the countertops and made good use of some leftover Halloween candy: M&M Cookie Bars! Want a sneak peek?


This M&M Cookie Bars recipe is to celebrate an AWESOME contest and Twitter Party, yet before I share those details, I’ll you how to make this delicious treat for your holiday cookie exchange {or for yourself, I won’t tell}


M&M Cookie Bars Recipe


 To make this recipe, you need to combine flour, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl and set aside. This is the dry ingredients.



Then, you mix together sugar, brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla in another bowl. At first it’s chunky and you don’t think it’ll fluff up, yet it will. It takes a good minute of mixing. You can use a mixer for this step, yet the girls wanted to take turns mixing, so we used a wooden spoon. 


Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients, stirring as you go.


Fold in M&M’s {yet don’t mix so much that the colour starts to run!}, and then place the dough in a 13×9 baking sheet which is lined with foil. Then, place some more M&M’s on top of the batter. 


Bake and once cooled, take it out for cutting! The sizes of the bars is up to you, yet I made smaller pieces so that they will fit into bags or containers. If participating in a cookie exchange, add some ribbon and a tag to your treat and it makes the perfect little sweet bundle.


M&M Cookie Bars
A tasty M&M cookie in delightful bar form.
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  1. 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  2. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  3. 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  4. 3/4 cup butter softened
  5. 1 cup sugar
  6. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 2 tsp. vanilla
  9. 11 oz. bag mini baking M&Ms save a few to sprinkle on top
  1. Combine flour, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Mix sugar, brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla in another bowl - for approx. 1 minute or until batter is fluffy.
  3. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing as you go.
  4. Fold in M&M's and then place dough in a 13x9 baking sheet which is lined with foil.
  5. Place some M&M's on top.
  6. Bake at 325 for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
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Recipe Photo Contest

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With the change of seasons Burnbrae Farms is bringing the holidays indoors!

**The company wants you to bring out your best cookie exchange recipes for the #CookieEggChange campaign. This is a fantastic contest where entrants submit their recipes with a photo.

**The recipes will be required to use eggs and can be a dessert or cookie, which can be exchanged with others.  Submit your entry HERE, then share your recipe for votes and earn more chances to win.  Burnbrae Farms will choose the winners from the top 10 highest voted at the end of the contest running.


Twitter Party

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Join the #CookieEggChange Twitter Party on November 19th @ 9pm EST! We’ll be chatting Talking about Holiday Entertaining, Gift Ideas & Recipes, using eggs obviously. 

DATE: November 19th  
TIME: 9:00 ā€“ 10:00 PM EST

PARTY HASHTAG: #CookieEggChange
Hosted By: @BurnbraeFarms  – @ThisLilPiglet  – @SoberJulie

#CookieEggChange Bloggers:
@SimplyStacieNet – @MyChaos – @ADomesticMomma – @SpaceshipsLB 

Hope to see you there!


  1. Janice F says

    I’m going to have to try this recipe soon. I’m sure it’ll be a hit with the kiddies!

  2. Anne Taylor says

    My mom used to make these with chocolate chips for us, but M&M’s would be perfect! Thanks so much for the recipe!

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