Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with M&M’S® Chocolate Candies are an exceptional treat! Our family enjoyed making these as a surprise to honor some veteran friends of ours. We love that M&M’s Chocolate Candies come in red, white and blue colors so that we can get a little more festive when we want to!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with M&M’S® Chocolate Candies Recipe
My husband, Ryan, is a veteran of the United States Army. He has also worked with veterans, as his profession, after getting out of the military. To say that we have a soft spot for our fellow veterans is an understatement. They are a neat group of people! We like to educate our children about how important it is to have those in our country who are willing to serve, as well as how important it is to honor those who have given of themselves to serve in our Armed Forces.
That’s why we decided to make these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with M&M’S® Chocolate Candies to give out as treats! They’re super simple to make in that it’s just like whipping up chocolate chip cookie, except they’re a little thicker than your typical chocolate chip cookie.
My husband, Ryan, our kids and our friends all LOVED this recipe so much that they’ve asked when we’re planning to make them again! We said soon, very soon! In fact, I think we’ll make them every Memorial Day and 4th of July if we possibly can.
We found all of our ingredients at our local Dollar General store that is just down the street from us. The M&M’S® Milk Chocolate Red, White & Blue Candies are in the seasonal candy and/or regular candy aisle, so it’s super easy to find!
What Size Pan Do You Cook These Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with M&M’S® Chocolate Candies In?
Because we were giving them as gifts to veterans, we doubled our cookie bar recipe. We used two 9×13 inch pans to cook them in for about 30 minutes.
What if my Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with M&M’S® Chocolate Candies are still gooey when I get them out of the oven?
Your cookie bars should look golden on top and when you put a fork into them, it should come out clean. If you cut them and they’re still gooey, I would suggest putting them in for another 5-10 minutes. Everyone’s ovens can differ. When we first made these, we tried cooking them for only 20 minutes and quickly learned they needed a little bit more time.
Where Can I Buy the Ingredients for this Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with M&M’S® Chocolate Candies Recipe?
We found the M&M’S® Milk Chocolate Red, White & Blue Candies at our local Dollar General store. They should have everything you need, including white flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, chocolate chips, eggs and more. It’s so convenient to be able to just run in and out of the store in 5 minutes or less on your way home. We love our Dollar General and prefer shopping there as much as we can!
I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with M&M’S® Chocolate Candies
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup granulated ugar
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1 1/2 cups M&M's Milk Chocolate Red, White & Blue Candies