M&M Cookie Bars

Sharing our favorite M&M Cookie Bars today! The most perfect, simple to prepare M and M cookie bars you’ll make! Buttery crisp on the edges while soft and chewy on the inside.

m&m cookie bars

M&M Cookie Bars

Making cookie bars is one of our favorite dessert recipes. They’re simple, delicious and easy to transport to parties, potlucks and other gatherings. The texture is perfectly crisp edges with soft chewy centers. These cookie bars are a hit every time they’re made.

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Ingredients Needed For M&M Cookie Bars

  • salted butter
  • granulated sugar
  • brown sugar, light or dark
  • large eggs
  • pure vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • kosher salt
  • instant vanilla pudding mix (can be left out if needed)
  • mini chocolate chips
  • mini M&M’s

How To Make M and M Cookie Bars

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream your butter and sugars until well combined. Add your eggs and vanilla mixing to combine. Stir in the flour, pudding mix, baking soda and salt, stirring to combine. Add chips and m and m’s stirring to combine. Transfer dough to baking dish pressing evenly. Top with additional M and M’s pressing slightly into dough. Bake for 28-35 minutes, until golden brown and set in middle. Remove and let cool for an hour before cutting into squares. Serve at room temperature.

m&m cookie bars

Cream the butter and sugars until well combined. Use a mixing bowl and cream by hand or stand mixer with paddle attachment.

m&m cookie bars

Continue making cookie dough with dry ingredients, mini chocolate chips and mini M&M’s. Note- If you don’t have the instant Vanilla Pudding mix, the cookie bars turn out just fine without it. They’re a little more dense without the pudding mix. Try both and see which way you prefer.

m&m cookie bars

Transfer cookie dough to a parchment lined 9 x 13 inch baking sheet, pressing dough evenly. Top with additional mini M&M’s pressing down gently. Bake for 28-35 minutes, until golden brown. Remove and let cool for one hour before cutting into squares.

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How To Serve M&M Cookie Bars

Serve cookie bars room temperature in squares. You can also warm in the microwave for 15-20 seconds and top with vanilla ice cream.

m&m cookie bars

How To Store Cookie Bars

Store any leftovers in an airtight container or ziplock bag, room temperature for up to 3 days.

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Enjoy!

m&m cookie bars

M&M Cookie Bars

These M&M Cookie Bars have everything you love in a cookie! Buttery crisp on the outside edges while chewy in the center packed with M&M's and chocolate chips!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings: 16
Calories: 372kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $15
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • Bowl
  • 9 x 13 inch baking dish
  • parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose Flour
  • 3.4 ounce box Instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups Mini M and M's

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream your butter and sugars until well combined. Add your eggs and vanilla mixing to combine. Add the flour, pudding mix, baking soda and salt, stirring to combine. Add chips and m and m's stirring to combine. Transfer dough to baking dish pressing evenly. Top with additional M and M's pressing slightly into dough. Bake for 28-35 minutes, until golden brown and set in middle. Remove and let cool for an hour before cutting into squares. Serve at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 111IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg
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