How to Make M&M Cookie Bars

by Samantha Godfrey

A quick and easy homemade dessert with ingredients you have on hand!


  • 2 Sticks of butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 3 Cups Flour
  • ¾ Teaspoons Baking soda
  • ¾ Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 ½ Cups M&M's, extra for topping
  • 1 Cup Mini chocolate chips, extra for topping
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Line 9x13 inch baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick spray to make for easier removal.

    Step 2

    Preheat oven to 350°.

    Step 3

    Prepare ingredients, ensuring you have all necessary items.

    Step 4

    Cream together butter, sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy.

    Step 5

    Using a mixer is the easiest way to cream these ingredients, be sure to start at slow speed and increase to limit the mess.

    Step 6

    Once creamed, add in eggs and vanilla extract, and continue mixing.

    Step 7

    Add in flour, baking soda, and salt and continue to mix at low speed until combined.

    Step 8

    Fold in M&M's and chocolate chips, being sure to reserve some for topping.

    Step 9

    Transfer dough to prepared baking dish.

    Step 10

    Press additional M&M's and chocolate chips to the surface of doughs.

    Step 11

    Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.

    Step 12

    Let cool completely and cut into squares.