Renee's Kitchen Adventures: Mint M&M Sugar Cookie Bars

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mint M&M Sugar Cookie Bars


Today I've got an easy and fun sugar cookie bar recipe that I've customized to showcase the color GREEN for St. Patty's Day!  Mint M & M Sugar Cookie Bars!

Renee's Kitchen Adventures: Mint M&M Sugar Cookie Bars.  Easy recipe to use your favorite M&M® flavors and colors in!

I'm so very excited to be joining a group of wonderful bloggers in the Secret Recipe Club!!  I've known about the club for some time now from several blogger friends who participate...and now I get to join the fun too!


If you aren't familiar with the Secret Recipe Club (SCR), here is how it works:  Each month, I will get assigned to a new blog where I will choose one recipe from their collection, make it, and blog about it.  At the same time, someone will be visiting my blog and making one of my recipes and blogging about it on their site.  We all link back to each other and we get to learn about blogs that we might not have even known were out there!  How fun is that??

My blog assignment for this month was See Aimee Cook.   This is my first blog assignment since joining the club!  I LOVE Aimee's blog!  It's full of beautiful photos and mouth-watering recipes.  Aimee is a Texas girl, who now lives in North Carolina...so many of her recipes have a Texas flair to  them, but she also loves to learn and cook her local cuisine.  It took me days of browsing her wonderful recipe collection before I settled on one to make. 

The recipe I chose to make from Aimee's blog was one that I knew my kids and husband would adore!  It's quick, easy and can be made without even getting your mixer out!  Aimee's M&M Sugar Cookie Bars are a great snack or sweet treat anytime of the year!  With St. Patty's Day just around the corner, I thought I'd make mine festive by using Mint M&M's. 

If you look at the recipe on Aimee's blog, you will see she used baking powder, not soda like I did in my recipe.  I accidentally used  baking soda, and they came out perfect.  So I would say you could use either leavening agent in this recipe.

Renee's Kitchen Adventures: Mint M&M Sugar Cookie Bars.  Easy recipe to use your favorite M&M® flavors and colors in!

We loved these cookies, and so will you!  Thanks Aimee for the great recipe! 



Mint MandM Sugar Cookie Bars

Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Published 03/10/2014
Mint M&M Sugar Cookie Bars

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup M and M's® (I used mint)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8"x8" pan with parchment paper so the paper hangs over the sides OR spray the pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the melted butter and the sugar. Stir to combine with wooden spoon. Add in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir into the butter/egg mixture until it comes together to form a thick dough.
  4. Press the dough into the prepared baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle MandM's over the surface. Carefully press the candies down into the dough.
  6. Return the dough to the oven for another 10-12 minutes. The surface of the cookies should be white with barely golden edges.
  7. Cool completely before slicing into 18 rectangular shaped bars.
Yield: 18 bars
Prep Time: 00:10
Cook time: 00:25
Tags: cookies, chocolate, bars, baking

Servings - 18   Serving Size- 1/18th of recipe   PP per serving - 5P+
Calories - 165.7,   Total Fat - 7.5g,   Carb - 23g,   Protein - 1.9g,   Fiber - 0.5g

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16 comments:

  1. Mint M&Ms? I had no idea there was such a thing. These look perfect for St. Patty's Day!

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    1. yup. Mint, toffee...all sorts of colors and flavors out there!

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  2. Those look so pretty! I love how the green color just pops.

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    1. Me too! This is actually the second batch I made. I decided since we are so close to St patty's day, I should do green. Both batches were great!

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  3. OMG, I HAVE to make these for St. Patrick's Day! It is the day that The Artist and I met and I always try to find something new and unique. I think I've just found it!! Welcome to the SRC, we are thrilled to have you!

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    1. Thank you Jane. I'm happy to be a part of this great swap!

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  4. Awesome first post Renee! Welcome to the SRC :) I like that this is so easy to put together. I'm pretty lazy about having to get that mixer out to cream butter and sugar so the fact you use melted butter in this recipe makes it very appealing to me!

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    1. Thank you Shelby! Lots of warm and fuzzy hearts to you my friend! (or maybe I should say lots of green four leaf clovers!) haha

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  5. Welcome! Your cookie bars look delightful. Looking forward to reading more in the coming months.

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  6. Welcome aboard, and what a great first recipe to pick! :)

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  7. That's so cool you're in the SRC now! I miss it when I others having fun in the club, dang it. :) These look amazeballs and of course, since I cut out sugar a week ago, I want to eat the entire pan right now! On a related note, I just now used up the last of that MoreFiber stevia baking blend I won through your blog and have had so much success lately with baking with it that I bought three more, two for me, one for a diabetic friend who also cut out sweets. I might be sharing a bunch of sugar free sweets soon!

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    1. I know...I was excited when I got the news I was in, because I had not remembered you had left and I thought maybe we would be assigned each other. :( Maybe you can come back when Joshua gets a little older! I still use that baking blend too. It really is a great alternative to sugar in recipes. I love Nunaturals products!

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  8. I love sugar cookies and these bars look great!!! I'll be making these for St Pattys Day! so festive!

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