M&M’S Cookie Bars

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Soft and chewy M&M’s Cookie Bars. Packed with brown sugar and chocolate, you won’t be able to resist these cookie bars!

Soft and chewy M&M's Cookie Bars. Packed with brown sugar and chocolate, you won't be able to resist these cookie bars! #cookiebars

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Sometimes you just crave a chocolate chip cookie. I know this from experience.

But, you also don’t feel like scooping dough for an hour. You’d rather just be eating the cookie dough at that point!

The answer?

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars! Today’s M&M’s cookie bars are the perfect, chewy cookie you’ve been craving.

And there’s no chill time for the dough. Literally mix it up, press it in a pan, and bake. Eat warm if you desire!

How to make M&M’s Cookie Bars

Soft and chewy M&M's Cookie Bars. Packed with brown sugar and chocolate, you won't be able to resist these cookie bars!

Using my Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, I set to work to create these delicious, chewy cookie bars!

I love using butter flavor Crisco, as it gives them a chewy inside with a crunch on the outside. You can substitute unsalted butter if you prefer, but just know the texture will be slightly different.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 13×9 baking dish with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, combine butter (Crisco) with brown sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until creamy.

Add in egg and beat until blended.

Add the dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Mix until blended

PRO TIP: Don’t skip the cinnamon. It gives a hint of flavor to these delicious cookies!

Fold in milk chocolate chips and M&M’s candies. You can use any color or variety of M&M’s you prefer!

Press cookie dough into bottom of baking dish. Bake for 20-22 minutes, until lightly browned.

Allow to rest in baking pan, center may appear to be a little under cooked, but will firm up as it cools.

Cut and enjoy!

Soft and chewy M&M's Cookie Bars. Packed with brown sugar and chocolate, you won't be able to resist these cookie bars!

How to store M&M Cookie Bars

Once cooled, cut and store in airtight container at room temperature.

M&M Cookie Bars are best enjoyed within 5 days for best flavor.

Can you freeze cookie bars?

Yes!

At my house, there is always an abundance of desserts. And at any given time you can find a freezer of cookie dough, quick breads, and cookie bars.

To freeze cookie bars, slide bars into an airtight container or ziploc freezer bag. Store for up to one month for best results.

Thaw at room temperature overnight and enjoy.

Soft and chewy M&M's Cookie Bars. Packed with brown sugar and chocolate, you won't be able to resist these cookie bars!

What other mix ins could I add to cookie bars?

The options are plentiful. Just one walk down the candy aisle and you can change up the flavor easily!

Add in chopped Heath bars and pecans for a nutty toffee treat!

Try chopping Snickers or Milky Way bars for a gooey caramel bar.

Butterfingers are always a delicious addition, these Butterfinger Cookies are an example!

You could even make some rainbow frosted M&M Cookie bars too! So fun.

More cookie “BAR” recipes

Cookies are always easier to make when they are made into cookie bars. No scooping dough, just bake and enjoy!

These Gingerbread Cookie Bars are soft and chewy and topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting. Whip up a batch this holiday season!

Peanut Butter Revel Bars are a sweet, chewy cookie bar, perfect for potlucks, holidays, and bake sales. Also freezes well for later!

Melt in your mouth, Raspberry Shortbread Bars with a delicious crumble on top!

A classic sugar cookie made easy by making them into bars. Frost with a generous layer of buttercream, tinted in your favorite color! Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars are a family favorite!

Soft and chewy M&M's Cookie Bars. Packed with brown sugar and chocolate, you won't be able to resist these cookie bars!

Ingredients needed for M&M Cookie Bar recipe

Get your shopping list ready with these simple ingredients, most you’ll find in your pantry already!

  • Butter flavored Crisco (or unsalted butter)
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Egg
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Kosher Salt
  • Baking Soda
  • Cinnamon
  • Milk Chocolate Chips
  • M&M Candies (any variety)

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Soft and chewy M&M's Cookie Bars. Packed with brown sugar and chocolate, you won't be able to resist these cookie bars!

 

 

Yield: 24 bars

M&M'S Cookie Bars

M&M'S Cookie Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Soft and chewy M&M's Cookie Bars. Packed with brown sugar and chocolate, you won't be able to resist these cookie bars!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter flavored Crisco (or unsalted butter)
  • 1 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tbsp milk (I use skim)
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup M&M candies (any variety)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 13x9 baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat Crisco, sugar, milk, and vanilla until creamy.
  3. Beat in eggs until blended.
  4. Add flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon and mix until combined.
  5. Add in chocolate chips and M&M candies.
  6. Press cookie dough into the bottom of the baking dish.
  7. Bake for 20-22 minutes, until lightly browned. Center may still seem slightly under cooked.
  8. Cool completely. Cut and enjoy. Store in airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 207 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 26mg Sodium: 212mg Carbohydrates: 27g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 19g Protein: 2g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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7 comments on “M&M’S Cookie Bars”

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  2. Patti Angeles

    I love all of your recipes! Thanks for all that you do to keep this going!

  3. Allyson Zea

    These cookie bars are absolutely amazing! Thank you!

  4. These bars are the perfect balance of crunchy and chewy! Excited to bake a batch this week!

  5. Erin

    Yum! Love these bars and adding M&M’s makes them even better!

  6. Courtney O'Dell

    These cookie bars were to die for delicious – and foolproof!

  7. Jocelyn

    My boys couldn’t stop eating these awesome cookie bars!!  Such a great recipe!

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