Desserts

M&M Cookie Bars

This easy and simple M&M Cookie Bars recipe is so delicious. Use candy that is holiday coloured to easily make this a themed treat for Halloween, Easter or Christmas. Ideal for cookie exchanges too.

M&M Cookie Bars

For one of my favourite cookie recipes ever, make sure to check out these beautiful Cake Mix Cookies! And these Confetti Squares are classic, easy and so popular!Β 

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.

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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!

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.

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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.

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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

M&M Cookie Bars

Yield: 10 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This easy and simple M&M Cookie Bars recipe is so delicious. Use candy that is holiday coloured to easily make this a themed treat for Halloween, Easter or Christmas. Ideal for cookie exchanges too.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 11 oz bag mini baking M&Ms save a few to sprinkle on top

Instructions

  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.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 10 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 504Saturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 222mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 1gSugar: 50gProtein: 5g

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54 Comments

  1. omg i have wanted one of these mixers for sooooo long can’t wait love to bake with eggs ..crack you soon lol πŸ™‚

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

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

  4. they look nice and chewy love when they are chewy. I think they will be on my baking list of goodies this year.

  5. your cookies look marvellous. They wouldn’t last a minute in this house, my grandchildren would have devoured them in no time at all πŸ™‚

  6. I’m going to make these today! My son will be so happy when he gets home from school.

  7. Thank you for the recipe! I am always looking for new cookie and bar recipes for the Holiday season (I may add the Christmas M&M’s to make them more Holiday-esque). I will test run these on the weekend and see how they go over with my co-workers on Monday.

  8. Those cookies look delicious. Have to make it sometime. Thanks for the pictures and receipe

  9. These look so good, it’s 5:00 and I’d like these for dinner! sigh! I luv brown sugar and butter and M&Ms my head is spinning – yum! Making bars is easier than cookies, I think, so time to make a couple batches !

  10. This recipe looks and sounds fabulous. I have to make squares soon for a fundraiser and I sure this would be a croud pleaser.

  11. Ooooh! These look delicious! Perfect way to use up some of the left-over halloween candy too!

  12. I think I am going to make this and hide them in freezer so only I can eat them. they look so good

  13. I’m always looking for new recipes to try and this is definitely one I’ll be making this year for Christmas.

  14. I really wanted to make these, and after going to our local grocery store and not being able to find M&Ms, I used our left over Halloween candy Smarties! I think they taste pretty good. I can’t wait to make them again once I actually have the M&Ms since they taste way better than Smarties. They were a hit though with the kids!!

  15. This looks amazing!! I found this on the Think Pink Sunday Link Party and had to pin it! Followed you on Pinterest.

  16. I love cookie bars! They are among my favorite things, and I love that they taste like cookies with half the work! πŸ™‚ All month long I am featuring different holiday cookie creations for my cookie countdown to Christmas! I would love it if you stopped by to check it out! πŸ™‚
    Cathy

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