Of course, it sat there for awhile, but when I saw it this past week, it dawned on me that those little gems may just be the perfect fit for my contribution to our 4th of July party! And, of course, before making them for a whole crowd of people, I had to try them out myself to make sure they were worthy (read: I really just wanted to bake and taste...could have easily taken my cousin at her word!). Well, after eating way too many of them myself, I can now confidently tell you that these are, indeed, well worth making! They're easy and yummy. Try them. NOW!
M and M Bars
- 2 1/8 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 3/4 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 12 oz. M and Ms (although honestly I would use a little less next time because I liked the cookie part so much!)
1. Preheat oven to 325. Line 9x13 pan with aluminum foil with some hanging over edges. Spray with cooking spray.
2. Mix flour, salt, and baking soda in medium bowl and set aside.
3. Stir melted butter and sugars together. Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla, and stir until well combined. Using a rubber spatula, fold the dry ingredients in until just combined. Stir in 1 cup of M and M's.
4. Spread into 9x13 pan. Top with M and M's (again be your own judge as to how many to add). Bake 25 minutes.
5. Remove from pan by lifting up foil. Cut into squares to serve.
I had really thought Target would sell patriotic MandM's to make these even more 4th festive, but I have yet to find them! Oh well, they'll still be tasty, right?!?