M&M Chocolate Chip Bars

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Day 14:  25 Days of Christmas – Cookie Style

 This is another quick and easy recipe.  This recipe has been a part of my holiday cookie platters for a few years now.  The only new addition I added this year was the M&M’s (since I had so many left over from another cookie recipe).  I’m a big fan of making cookies in different forms than the typical cookie ball.  Two thumbs up!

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M&M Chocolate Chip Bars
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 bag (11.5 oz or 1¾ cups) chocolate chunk pieces
  • ⅛ cup M&M's
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 13 x 9 baking pan.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together.
  3. In a large bowl, mix butter, sugars, and vanilla until creamy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one.
  5. Slowly beat in flour mixture just until combined. Stir in Chocolate Chunk pieces.
  6. Press dough onto the bottom of a prepared baking pan.
  7. Press M&M’s partially in on top of the dough.
  8. Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack.
  9. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container.


Tip #1:  Not a fan of M&M’s?  You can easily omit them from the recipe.  Also, another alternative recipe:  Chocolate Nut Bars!  Just stir in a 1/2 cup chopped nuts at the same time you stir in the chocolate chunks. 

Tip #2:  Have vanilla ice cream on hand?  Heat a cookie bar in the microwave for 10-20 seconds.  Top with a scoop of ice cream and serve!  Delish.  (Probably my favorite way to enjoy these!)  :)

Tip #3:  Ever wonder what the difference is between light and dark brown sugar? Both types are a mixture of sugar and molasses, with dark brown sugar containing more molasses than light brown sugar.  Light brown sugar has a delicate flavor while dark brown sugar has a stronger more intense molasses flavor.  They can be used interchangeably depending on your personal preference.


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