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Easy and chewy Monster Cookie Bars are a perfect afternoon treat for kiddos! Change out the colors of the M&Ms for all of your favorite holidays!

Monster Cookie Bars

Easy and chewy Monster Cookie Bars are a perfect afternoon treat for kiddos! Change out the colors of the M&Ms for all of your favorite holidays!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 9 Servings
Calories 332 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup - 1/2 cup M&M's candies for topping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper or grease well with butter.
  • Combine the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar in a large bowl and beat to combine. Add the egg, egg yolk vanilla, syrup, and baking soda.
  • Stir in the peanut butter. Add the oats and stir until well combined. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  • Press the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan. Top with the M&M's and lightly press them into the dough. Bake for 16 to 17 minutes or until the bars are lightly browned and just past looking wet on top. They will not be firm, but they will set up as they cool. Let it cool completely before slicing. Store in an air tight container.

Notes

Recipe reprinted with permission. Nutrition facts are for estimation purposes only.

Nutrition

Calories: 332kcalCarbohydrates: 38.3gProtein: 7.6gFat: 17.9gSaturated Fat: 6.7gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 199mgFiber: 2.1gSugar: 28.7g
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