What’s Cookin Wednesday: Snacks and Desserts


M&M Cookie Bars

Whip up this delicious dessert treat to enjoy with those you love!

Prep time: 10 mins

Chill time: 1 hr 50 mins

Total time: 2 hrs

Yields: 12 bars

– 1 1/2 c. (320 g.) packed light brown sugar

– 1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted

– 2 large eggs

– 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

– 1/2 tsp. baking soda

– 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

– 2 c. (240 g.) all-purpose flour

– 1 c. (170 g.) semisweet chocolate chips

– 1 c. (180 g.) M&M’s


Preheat oven to 350°. Thoroughly coat a 13”-by-9” baking dish with cooking spray. Fold a 16” sheet of parchment lengthwise to fit along bottom and sides of baking dish, leaving some overhang at the handles. Spray with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk brown sugar and butter until sugar is dissolved. Whisk in eggs one at a time until incorporated, then whisk in vanilla, baking soda, and salt.

Using a flexible spatula, fold in flour, chips, and M&M’s until just combined.

Transfer dough to prepared dish and smooth in an even layer.

Bake bar until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool in baking dish 1 hour. Using parchment overhang, lift bar onto a cutting board. Slice into 12 bars.