I first came across these bars when looking for a recipe for a Blondie. I made these bars once for my husband awhile back and he seems to request them very often so they must be good. Unlike cookies, I like these better once they have cooled completely. The nice thing about them is you can personalize them with any color M&M you want, if you are looking for a Breast Cancer Awareness dessert, swap out the multi-colored for pink and white. You can also customize for a bridal or baby shower. These bars stay chewy so if you don’t gobble them up right away, don’t worry they will still taste fresh!
As seen in Joe’s blog- Culinary in the Country
What you’ll need:
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter, melted (I let it go on the stove until it started to turn a little brown and nutty)
2 1/4 cups brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups M&M’s
What you’ll do:
Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly spray a 10 X 15″ jelly roll pan with non-stick spray. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. In another large bowl, combine the melted butter and brown sugar, stirring until evenly distributed. Allow to cool slightly. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating very well after each one. Mix in vanilla extract. Stir in the flour mixture and when combined add in the M&M’s. Spread the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake for 24-26 minutes, until they are shiny and golden brown on top. Try not to overbake these or they will be dry. A cake tester will most likely not come out clean. Remove from the oven and cool completely before cutting.