M&M’S Christmas Cookie Bars

M&M'S Christmas Cookie Bars Recipe

I’m super excited to share these delicious M&M’s Christmas Cookie Bars! The recipe is really, really good and perfect for holiday baking. These are easy to make and packed with chocolate, yum! The texture of the M&M’S with the mini chocolate chips and white chocolate chips is so good. Perfect for a party or holiday gift giving. These make a big 9×13 pan of rich and delicious M&M cookie bars. Depending on how you cut them, they can make 18 bars all the way up to 36 bars.

You can already grab a big bag of Christmas M&M’s for your holiday baking needs!

M&M'S Christmas Cookie Bars Recipe

 

I initially planned on just baking these with mini chocolate chips and Christmas M&M’S, but after I transferred the cookie dough to the pan, I thought a pop of white chocolate chips would make it look even more festive.

 

M&M'S Christmas Cookie Bars Recipe

So when I pressed the additional M&M’S and mini chocolate chips onto the top of the cookie dough bars, a trick I always use when making chocolate chip cookies or M&M’s cookies, I added some white chocolate chips too.

M&M'S Christmas Cookie Bars Recipe

These baked up perfectly!

M&M'S Christmas Cookie Bars Recipe

 

These cookie bars are getting me so excited for Christmas!

 

M&M'S Christmas Cookie Bars Recipe

M&M'S Christmas Cookie Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 18-36 depending on size cut

M&M'S Christmas Cookie Bars

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks of butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of firmly packed golden brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of Christmas M&M's , plus more for topping
  • 1 cup of mini chocolate chips, plus more for topping
  • 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9x13 baking dish with foil, leave some overhang to make removal easier.
  3. Spray foil generously with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together until fluffy.
  5. Add in eggs and vanilla extract and continue to beat.
  6. Lower speed of mixer and add flour, baking soda and salt and mix until combined.
  7. Add M&M's and mini chocolate chips and give a final stir, reserving some M&M's, mini chocolate chips and white chocolate chips for topping cookie bars.
  8. Transfer cookie dough to prepared baking dish.
  9. Press additional M&M'S, mini chocolate chips and white chocolate chips into top of cookie dough.
  10. Bake 35 to 40 minutes on oven rack in lower third of oven to prevent over browning.
  11. Let cool completely and cut.
http://www.number-2-pencil.com/2016/11/09/mms-christmas-cookie-bars/

 

adapted from FOOD NETWORK MAGAZINE CHOCOLATE LOVER’S COOKBOOK

 

M&M'S Christmas Cookie Bars Recipe


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Comments

  1. This recipe looks so festive and delicious! I wanted to let you know that I include this in a holiday recipe round-up with a link back. If not acceptable, please let me know.

  2. These cookie bars look so good! If i don’t have a mixer, can I still make it if I mix it by hand?

  3. Can these be frozenm

  4. Hi,
    I’m in Australia and keen to make this for my sons daycare teachers for Christmas. Can you please tell me how much a stick of butter is in weight.

    Thanks x

  5. Delicious! Making these for the second time right now. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Love these! Found them to have a bit too much chocolate for us but we will just put a bit less next time! the best cookies bars so far.

  7. Can I use the dough to make cookies? Thank you

  8. I found that my cookies were getting too brown too fast. So after about 20 minutes of baking I covered the whole pan with foil and finished baking them. That seemed to work out! Very yummy and festive.

  9. These are so cute. I had seen holiday M and Ms but couldn’t think of what to do with them. Great idea.

  10. Will these hold up just like cookies in an air tight container? Was going to slice & store just like my regular cookies.

  11. These are delicious!!!!

  12. Would these hold their shape if i used a cookie cutter on after baking? I want to cut them into heart shapes or is it too crumbly?

  13. Made these and they are delicious, but are you sure you only used a 9×13 pan? Mine came out 2 & 1/2 inch thick! Had to re-bake the middle. Will definitely make again!

  14. These are so delicious! I couldn’t find the holiday M&Ms so I just used the holiday chocolate chips instead, and they still came out great. My students couldn’t get enough of them!

  15. Christiane Mulholland says:

    I baked 6 batches of these and NONE of them came out right. I followed the recipe EXACTLY each time, aside from having to bake them for 65+ minutes instead of 35 minutes and the middles still came out raw. I have. O idea what I’m doing wrong.

    • Hi Christiane!

      What kind of pan are you using? Another reader was using a disposable pan and was having issues with it baking unevenly. I recommend a glass 9×13 baking dish for best results. Hope that helps!

  16. Do you use unsalted or salted butter?

    • Hi Jessica,

      I generally use salted because that’s what I have on hand, but I’ve used both kinds of butter in this recipe and they both worked fine.

  17. I can’t wait to make them!! I wanted to know if they would still taste as great if I made them ahead of time and seal them up?

  18. Some butter sticks are only a half a cup while others are a full cup. I was wondering for this recipe do I use 2-1 cup sticks or 2- 1/2 cup sticks? Thank you.

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