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Easter M&M’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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What’s better than chocolate chips and M&M’s in a cookie? These Easter M&M’s chocolate chip cookie bars are chock full of chocolate goodness.

Easter M&M Cookie Bars are a festive addition to your celebration.

I always like to make an Easter treat for my family. This year we will be celebrating the holiday with family so I wanted to try a recipe to take for dessert that would be kid-friendly. I thought, M&M’s are kid-friendly and this cookie bar sounded great.

The first time I made them I took them to a play date when my boys were younger. The kids, and Moms, LOVED them. One Mom said they look and taste like Easter. There wasn’t a morsel left on the plate, the kids (and Moms) devoured them! A tell-tale sign of how good they are.

Easter M&M Cookie Bars are a festive addition to your celebration.

These bar cookies are chock full of chocolate making them a perfect treat or dessert for Easter. Make this recipe even more decadent by using the cookie bar as a base for a sundae. Place a slice on a plate or in a bowl, top with your favorite flavor ice cream, and add toppings.

Toppings could include whipped cream, caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, various Easter candies including chocolate chips and M&M’s of course.

If you like more easy bar cookie recipes, and this one also uses M&M’s, try my Valentine Brown Sugar Bars.


Easter M&M Cookie Bars are a festive addition to your celebration.

 

Easter M&M Cookie Bars are a festive addition to your celebration.

Easter M&M Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Yield: 9 - 12 bars (or 32), depending on size you cut.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Easter M&M Cookie Bars are a festive addition to any spring celebration.

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter, melted and slightly cooled.
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Easter M & M's - I used milk chocolate
  • ½ cup chocolate chips, semi-sweet or milk chocolate

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter and allow to cool briefly.
  3. In a medium bowl place the egg, brown sugar, and vanilla. Drizzle melted butter and whisk until smooth.
  4. Add the flour and salt and stir until just combined.
  5. Gently stir in the chocolate chips and M&M's.
  6. Place the batter into the prepared pan and spread to the edges, smoothing the top with a spatula.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. When a toothpick inserted in the center has crumbs, they are done. Allow bars to cool at least 1 hour in the pan before removing and cutting. Bars will firm up when cool.

Notes

Cutting bars smaller will yield more.

Adapted from Averie Cooks.

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Anne Lawton

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

These are so festive and just perfect for celebrating Easter!

Liz @ Books n' Cooks

Saturday 30th of March 2019

I'll take one. I'd totally rather have one of these than a brownie. I'll have to make a batch with my kiddos soon.

Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck

Friday 29th of March 2019

Can you please tell me why M&M's are so addictive? I can never seem to stop eating them...and I love sneaking them into desserts like these bars!!!

Karen

Thursday 28th of March 2019

These are darling and perfect for when the pastel M&M's arrive. Plus, with cookie bars, you don't have to worry about them spreading.

Nicole

Thursday 28th of March 2019

These cookie bars sound so fantastic. I love bars of all kinds, and these are so soft and pretty for springtime or Easter! LOVE THESE!

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