Desserts

Spring Cookie Bars

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Have you seen the M&M’s in pretty spring pastels? I grabbed a bag from the Easter candy aisle recently. I was planning to eat them as is when I need a little chocolate pick me up. That’s boring though and not really post worthy so instead I made Spring Cookie Bars. I also added white chocolate chips to complement the flavour and add an extra element of colour.

Spring Cookie Bars - Sweet, chewy cookie bars baked to golden brown perfection! They are packed with yummy white chocolate chips and M&M's in pretty pastels.

Spring Cookie Bars

This recipe is basically a chocolate chip cookie recipe. Instead of chocolate chips, I used one cup of white chocolate chips and one cup of M&Ms. If you’re reading this post and it’s not spring, feel free to substitute regular M&Ms. Just call them M&M Cookie Bars!

Spring Cookie Bars - Sweet, chewy cookie bars baked to golden brown perfection! They are packed with yummy white chocolate chips and M&M's in pretty pastels.

My oldest daughter, who is still very picky with food, has been eating these treats like crazy. I think she’s eaten the most out of all of us! I would have expected John to eat the most so it was a nice surprise. I’m glad she’s enjoying my baking!

Spring Cookie Bars - Sweet, chewy cookie bars baked to golden brown perfection! They are packed with yummy white chocolate chips and M&M's in pretty pastels.

I snuck a few bars myself. They are sweet, chewy and addicting! I had to exercise major self-control to not eat the whole pan! Trust me, I wanted to, but knew I’d regret it later.

Spring Cookie Bars - Sweet, chewy cookie bars baked to golden brown perfection! They are packed with yummy white chocolate chips and M&M's in pretty pastels.

If cookie bars aren’t your thing, you can easily turn this recipe into cookies. Drop rounded spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. I went with cookie bars because I don’t think I’ve ever posted any before on my blog. I had to rectify it asap!

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Would you make this recipe as cookie bars or turn them into spring cookies?

Spring Cookie Bars - Sweet, chewy cookie bars baked to golden brown perfection! They are packed with yummy white chocolate chips and M&M's in pretty pastels.


Yield: 12 to 20 bars

Spring Cookie Bars

Sweet, chewy cookie bars baked to golden brown perfection! They are packed with yummy white chocolate chips and M&M’s in pretty pastels.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Spring Pastels M&Ms

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Add sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, butter and egg to a large bowl and beat with a mixer on medium speed until combined.
  2. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in white chocolate chips and M&M’s.
  3. Press cookie dough into a 13 x 9 inch pan (ungreased) and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Remove from oven and place pan on a wire rack to cool completely before cutting into squares.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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