Saturday, October 27, 2007

Peanut M&M Cookie Bars

I first came across this recipe here when I was browsing threw TasteSpotting not to long ago. I knew right off the bat that I wanted to make these. They sounded really good. I, however, don't really favor regular M&M's really at all. I much more prefer Peanut M&M's. Peanut M&M's just taste a hundred times better than just bitting into a piece of candy with chocolate inside it. But, thats just me.

We always have peanut M&M's on hand being that we keep a jar pull of M&M's and Peanut and Raisin's in the kitchen for snacking on. So I already had the main ingredient on hand. I wanted to make these bars a bit festive being that fall has arrived and all. So, I picked out only brown and orange peanut M&M's and I sprinkled the top of these bars with these new Fall Sprinkle I found at Party City. I thought they looked cute. These Cookie Bars came out really good. They were really chewy, which was what I was hoping for. I think I may try other candy with this recipe. Theres a lot you can do with it.


2 3/4 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup butter, melted
2 1/4 cup brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups Peanut M&M's

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.

3. In another bowl, combine the melted butter and brown sugar together, stirring until evenly distributed. Allow to cool slightly. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well each egg. Mix in vanilla. Stir in flour mixture. Once combined, add Peanut M&M's. Spread into a 13" x 9" baking pan or 10" x 15" jelly roll pan.

4. Bake for 24-27 minutes. Try not to oven bake or they will be dry. Once done, remove from oven and allow to cool completely before cutting.


Anonymous said...

These look very Halloweeny and fun!

Anonymous said...

I made these the other day for my family and they tasted soooo good! I also think the holiday sprinkles are so cute on them. Its Super important what tarah said about not overbaking these, otherwise they "will" be dry... so once again, DO NOT overbake these.

veena v said...

what did you mean by "try not to oven bake" the bars?

Anonymous said...

Over bake, meaning, DO NOT bake past the time provided.

Ashley Nicole said...

Veena, Tarah didnt mean to write "do not oveN bake" she meant to write "do not oveR bake". (of course you can bake them in the oven!) ANyway I made these last night and they were amazing but like everyone says, stick to just 25min whether they look done or not. They wont be good if their burnt.

Lady Midnight said...

I made these today and the center of them are super undone, I stuck to 27 minutes. I'm not sure what to do.

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