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m&m cookie bars

April 18, 2013

m&m cookie bars

My kids are cra-zee about m&ms, so coming home from school to these was a huge treat for them.  These cookie bars are thick and chewy and chock full of m&ms.  Definitely a hit in my house, and a few even made their way to school inside Claudia’s lunchbox.  You can add these bars to the “everything but the kitchen sink” category and just toss in the leftover bits from your pantry – chocolate chips, walnuts, toffee bits…  The possibilities really are endless.

(Here’s a question for you grammar aficionados out there…  m&ms?  Or m&m’s? )

Recipe:  m&m cookie bars
(from What’s Megan Baking?)

2 1/8 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
12 Tbsp butter (1 1/2 sticks), melted and cooled slightly
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 tsps vanilla extract
1 12oz bag m&m’s, divided

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9×13 pan and set aside.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk the melted butter and sugars until combined. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix well. Using a rubber spatula, fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture until just combined; do not overmix. Fold in 1 cup of m&ms and turn the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with the spatula. Sprinkle remaining m&ms on top and press in slightly.

Bake 25-30 minutes, until the top of the bars is light golden brown, slightly firm to the touch, and edges start pulling away from sides of pan. Cool completely before cutting.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Cheryl Roede permalink
    April 18, 2013 8:31 pm

    The correct spellingshould bem&ms, as there is no possession involved, just plurality.

  2. April 18, 2013 10:03 pm

    You have some lucky kids! These look delicious, and would be great to make with seasonal m&ms for various holidays!

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