Part of our travels included Corrie’s birthday extravaganza weekend in Columbus where we got together with old friends, went to the OSU game (Go Bucks!), and ate at some yummy restaurants.  Two of our fabulous friends hosted us for the weekend, so as I brought these as a sweet treat when we visited.  They were pretty tasty, the only thing I wasn’t thrilled with was that the M &M’s all sunk to the bottom, so I might try tossing them in a little flour next time to see if that helps or adding some chocolate chips to the batter as well.

M & M Bars

Recipe found at: IWANTCOOKIE

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups M&Ms

Grease a 9 x 13 pan, and preheat your oven to 375 F degrees.  In the bowl of your stand mixer or using your hand-held mixer, cream together butter with the white and brown sugars.  Once light and fluffy, add in the eggs and vanilla, and mix in until incorporated.  In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, salt, and flour.  Then add this mixture in portions to the batter while mixing (to avoid having the flour fly up in your face!).  Mix until combined, and then fold in the M & Ms (and chocolate chips if using) by hand.   Spread in an even layer in your pan and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool in the pan on a cooling rack, and cut into squares to serve.