I may or may not have…eaten all of these.
I found Fall colored peanut butter m&m’s (my favorite kind!) at Target a few weeks ago and I am so glad that I did because they inspired me to create this cookie bar.
I was craving something sweet that was ooey and gooey, you know what I mean? Something that I would need to drink 10 glasses of milk with. These cookie bars did just that – so chocolatey, peanut buttery and gooey, almost like you’re eating cookie dough…but you’re not!!!
I decided to use the ENTIRE bag of peanut butter m&m’s. Now you don’t have to use the ENTIRE bag but I highly recommend that you do. I also added some semi-sweet chocolate chips to balance all the peanut butter flavor. I promise you…these are sweet but in such a good way. I was planning on just having a bite of one after work and then stuffed the entire bar down my throat. So be careful…this isn’t one of those “oh, let’s just share one or I just want a small bite…blah blah blah” kind of dessert. Life’s short people…eat cookies.
I gave in…love the funky colored straws.
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- 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 bag peanut butter M&M's
- ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray.
- In a medium bowl combine all the dry ingredients and mix; flour, salt, baking soda and cornstarch; set aside.
- In a stand alone mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter with sugars until light and fluffy; about 3 minutes. Next add eggs one at a time and vanilla, scraping sides of bowl as needed.
- With the mixer on low-speed, add the flour mixture a little at a time until incorporated. Stir in peanut butter M&M's and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Press batter into pan and bake for 25 minutes (for gooey bars which is what I did) or 30 minutes (for less gooey bars). Let bars completely cool before lifting them out of the pan and cutting.
Source: Stuck on Sweet