Chocolate Chip M&M Cookie Bars Recipe

For the last few holidays, I was contributing a dessert you may know as “slutty brownies.” They’re amazing, but very rich. And, I’m more of a chocolate chip cookie girl, so I wanted to bake something chocolate chip cookie-ish for Easter.

Hence, these bars.

I’ve had them pinned forever and never got around to making them, but now that I have, I feel like this recipe will be a staple. It’s from Averie Cooks and she’s got a ton of other “cookie bar” recipes you should check out if you like this one.



Chocolate Chip M&M Cookie Bar Recipe


  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbl vanilla extract
  • 1 c flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 c brown sugar (I used light)
  • 1 c M&Ms (I used milk chocolate, but the original recipe suggestions crispy, which also sounds delicious!)
  • 1/2 c semi sweet chocolate chips


  1. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place aluminum foil in a square pan (the one I used was 8×8), then spray with cooking spray. (I made two batches of these cookie bars. The first was just with a greased pan and the second was with the aluminum foil. You will thank yourself a zillion times over for using the foil.)
  3. In a small, microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter.
  4. In a separate bowl, add vanilla and brown sugar. Then add melted butter (let it cool a bit before you do) and egg. Stir until it’s creamy.
  5. To this mixture, add flour and salt, and combine.
  6. Finally, add the M&Ms and chocolate chips.
  7. Spread batter evenly in pan.
  8. OPTIONAL: Add extra M&Ms and chocolate chips to the top (pressing in just a bit so it sticks in the mixture).
  9. Cook for 25-30 minutes.

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