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Easy Holiday Dessert Recipe: Festive M&M Bars

I was at the grocery store last week and saw this bag of teeny red and green M&Ms. They hopped right into my cart. Or something like that. I knew I had to find something to make with them. They’re just too cute.

I came home and did some googling and came up with the idea to make Holiday M&M Bars.

Festive M&M Bars: This easy holiday dessert recipe is a hit with kids and adults alike. Soft, moist, chewy, delicious. Perfect for a cookie swap or holiday gift giving.

These were a hit. Word on the street is that they’re soft and chewy and moist and delicious. Unfortunately they are not gluten-free. But if you’re not either, then you should run out right now and buy the tiny M&Ms to make them tonight.

Festive M&M Bars: This easy holiday dessert recipe is a hit with kids and adults alike. Soft, moist, chewy, delicious. Perfect for a cookie swap or holiday gift giving.

Here’s a printable recipe for you!

Easy Holiday Recipe: Festive M&M Bars
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Jo-Lynne Shane
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Serves: 20 bars
These festive bars are moist, chewy and delicious! Perfect for your next cookie swap or holiday gift giving.
Ingredients
  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 12 Tbsp butter, soft
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 12oz bag M&M’s, divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease a glass 9×13 pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until combined. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the egg mixture until just combined; do not over mix.
  5. Fold in 1 cup of M&Ms and turn the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with the spatula. Sprinkle remaining M&Ms on top and press in slightly.
  6. Bake 25-30 minute. The top of the bars should be light golden brown and slightly firm to the touch. Cool completely before cutting.

 

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5 thoughts on “Easy Holiday Dessert Recipe: Festive M&M Bars

  1. These remind me of the blonde brownies (oxymoron?) a childhood friend’s mom used to make. In what part of the grocery store should I look for the baby M&Ms? Baking or candy or elsewhere? Can you email me where to look? Truly want to make these. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thank you for your m and ms cookie idea i was on google looking for some ideas for the holiday morning and I thought this idea was really awsome when I saw it and I will be sure to try it have a nice day.

    Shylin

    1. Just in an air-tight container on the counter. 🙂 If you want, I suppose you could put them in the fridge, but I’d be afraid they’d get hard. Ours don’t last long enough to get stale. 😉

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