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Mint M&M Cookie Bars

Mint M&Ms and mini chocolate chips collide in gooey, chewy Mint M&M cookie bars. They are kiddo favorite, an adult favorite and perfect for holiday cookie tins.

A gooey, chewy cookie bar recipe is always a good thing to have on hand. They are quick, easy to make, versatile and always a crowd pleaser. 

All you need is a basic cookie dough recipe, in this case chocolate chip,  some of your favorite mix-ins and voila! Cookie bars! Easy right? Right. Let’s get to it. 

What ingredients do you need?

Ingredients for Mint M&M cookie bars

All of the usual cookie ingredients are here: flour, butter, brown and granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt. 

For the mix-ins, I wanted to pick something festive AND wanted to ensure that there was tons of chocolate mixed throughout. That is why for these M&M cookie bars, the mix-ins are Mint M&Ms and mini chocolate chips. 

These are called “mix-ins” but,  I also recommend throwing even more on top because, why not?

Adding mint m&ms to cookie dough

Step by Step Photos and Instructions: 

Step by step instructions for mint m&m cookie bars

Step #1:  Beat together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until fluffy. About 2 minutes. 

Step #2: Beat in eggs and vanilla.

Step #3: Beat in flour, baking soda and salt. Continue beating until cookie dough comes together. 

Step #4: Fold in 1 cup each mint M&Ms and mini chocolate chips.  

Step #5. Top with more M&Ms and chocolate chips. Bake at 325 for 30 – 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting. 

M&M cookie bar with bite taken out of it.

DES’ TIP: If you want these a bit chewier, under bake them ever so slightly. 

I know it’ll be hard, but it is really best to wait until the cookie bars  are completely cool before cutting. They will cut better and cleaner that way. 

Now that you know the basics of making a cookie  bar, you can use any mix-ins that you like. Different candy pieces. Different chocolate chips. You name it! But for Christmas these Mint M&M Cookie Bars really hit the spot! 

Looking for more desserts for that sweet tooth?

Chewy Molasses Cookies

Dark Chocolate Chip and Cookie Butter Cookies

Cherry Cheesecake Recipe

Nutella Rolo Blondies

Peppermint Brownie Cookies

3-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge

 

Mint M&M Cookie Bars Recipe

Makes 15 bars Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups mint M&Ms, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips, divided

Instructions

1

Beat together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until fluffy. About 2 minutes. 

2

Beat in eggs and vanilla.

3

Beat in flour, baking soda and salt. Continue beating until cookie dough comes together. 

4

Fold in 1 cup each mint M&Ms and mini chocolate chips.  

5

Top with more M&Ms and chocolate chips. Bake at 325 for 30 - 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting. 

Notes

Nutrition facts are for estimation purposes only.

Nutrition information

Amount per serving: 1 bar
Calories: 298 , Total Fat: 14.4g , Saturated Fat: 8.7g , Cholesterol: 55mg , Sodium: 264mg , Carbohydrates: 39.3g , Fiber: 0.9g , Sugar: 19.6g , Protein: 3.8g

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Des

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Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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