Friday, August 8, 2014

M&M Chocolate Chip Bars

Good evening! I'am so into baking right now. I'll bet a lot of you are as well. There's just something about this time of year. I have so many things lined up that I'am eager to make. These were one of them. Don't you just love all of the cute Halloween candy out there? I especially love the m&m's. I love candy's that change color due to holidays. So cute! Target is my most favorite place to go around Halloween time. They have this big section in the back of the store just completely devoted to Halloween. Not only TONS of candy, but baking stuff, decorations, and SO many little treats that you won't find anywhere else. I could literally spend A LOT of time in there just looking at everything. The best part about it being at Target is that I CAN do just that BECAUSE they also have a video game section at Target to keep my husband out of my hair while I look at everything! These bars are GREAT! Usually, I just think bar cookies are okay, they never seem to cook enough for me in the middle. I don't like raw cookies, OR fudgey brownies. Call me crazy! These are just right though. I can see these being a hit with the kids with the Halloween colored m&m's. They are very easy, and only require 1 bowl! Give 'em a shot this Halloween!

2 Sticks Butter or Margarine, softened
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Plain M&M's

Cream butter or margarine and sugars until fluffy. Add baking soda and salt, then mix. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until just incorporated. Add flour and mix until well blended. Add chocolate chips & m&m's. Pour batter into an even layer in a greased 13 x 9 baking pan. Bake in at pre-heated 350 degree oven for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean (they should be a dark golden brown). Let bars cool completely then cut bars.


  1. My 6 year old just walked in while I was scrolling down looking at these bars and asked when I was making them! They look great. A wonderful treat to send to the kiddies at school :)

  2. The bars look fabulous and I love your new Halloween inspired really puts me in the mood.

  3. Your presentation is SO cute, what excellent photos and the bars look delicious. You and I have the same big glass cannisters!!

  4. kait! MMMMMMM :-D send some to VEE-TEE!

  5. you made them look so cute, i love these!

  6. Now these look like super fun. I wish I had kids to make these for. I'd be the bee's knees for sure!

  7. I might have to make a batch of these to bring into work! And I love your presentation!!

  8. These look so good and such a cute package.

    Thanks for sharing!

  9. my little boy is gonna love these. ive been trying to find a cookie bar recipe that calls for granulated sugar as well as brown sugar and thanks to YOU i finally found one!!


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