Tuesday, February 10, 2009

M&M Cookie Bars



Oh are these good! When I saw these over at Shelby's food blog The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch I knew that I HAD to make them. Unfortunately I have been snacking on them ever since I cut them up this afternoon and that is not always a good thing. My hips and thighs are agreeing with me! These are really simple and tasty and soooo good. Sometimes simple is just the best!

2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup butter, melted
2 1/4 cups brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups M&M's

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly spray a 10x15 inch jelly roll pan with non stick pray.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.

In another large bowl, combine melted butter and brown sugar stirring until evenly distributed. Allow to cool, slightly. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one. Add vanilla. Stir in flour mixture. When combined, add M&M's. Spread batter into pan.

Bake 24 - 26 minutes until shiny and golden brown on top. Try not to overbake or this will be dry. A cake tester will mostly likely not come out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before cutting.

13 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

Debbie- YOU are killing me.. so many good things to try. My children would go nuts over these. Did you use regular sized m&ms or the baking sized.. looks like regular?

Debbie said...

Donna - I used regular sized m&m's...I've already eaten too many!

Cheryl said...

That looks delicious, truly, I must make this!!!

noble pig said...

I saw them on her blog too. This is also a great way to use Holiday M&M's that are left over...hmmmm.

Katherine Aucoin said...

My girls would go crazy over these! I have to make something for a dance at school tomorrow, these would do the trick! That is, if I don't snack on them first.

5 Star Foodie said...

Oh, yum, my daughter would love this too!

Netts Nook said...

Debbie- How cute I have never seen those cookie bars look great.Thanks

Pam said...

Oh my...my kids would be so happy if I made these for them.

Emily said...

I hear what you're saying. I would need someone to take these away from me! I have a party I need to go to... I'm thinking these would be perfect to take.

The Blonde Duck said...

Before I was allergic to chocolate, I used to love these! Oh yum!

HoneyB said...

Your bars look so good! Loving all that color on top!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Yum, yum, yum, my grandkids will love this.

unconfidentialcook said...

My daughter will make these the second she sees them...and we will help her eat them!