M&M Sugar Cookie Bars | Cookie Exchange Recipe



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups plain or holiday M&M’s, divided
  • 1 cup chopped milk chocolate, chocolate chips or chocolate candy bark


  1. Mix flour, salt and baking powder in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Beat softened butter for about 230 seconds until creamy and smooth.
  3. Cream together butter, sugars and vanilla.
  4. Add corn syrup and beat 1 minute.
  5. Scrape sides of bowl, add eggs one at a time scraping the bowl and beating well in between each egg.
  6. Fold in 1/2 cup plain or holiday M&M’s into the batter.
  7. Add flour one cup at a time mixing with a wooden spoon until all the dry ingredients are incorporated well into the cookie batter.
  8. Line a 9 x 13 or two 8 x 8 inch pan/s with aluminum foil folding the edges over the side.
  9. Lightly spray the pan with cooking spray or grease with butter.
  10. Spread the cookie dough into the pan all the way into the corners.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 28-35 minutes until golden.
  12. While the cookie bar is baking prepare the chocolate or chocolate candy bark if using by chopping well.
  13. I used Dove milk chocolate candy and chopped it well.
  14. Remove the tray of cookie bars from the oven and immediately sprinkle the pieces over the top of the still hot tray of cookie bars. The smaller the pieces the faster it will melt.
  15. After about five minutes begin spreading the melted chocolate pieces over the top of the uncut baked cookie bars.
  16. Spread the choclate until it covers the entire top of cookie.
  17. Immediately randomly drop the remaining M&M’s over the melted chocolate.
  18. Allow chocolate to set up completely before cutting. This can take anywhere from 2 hours to overnight depending on the temperture of your home.

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