• 2 1/8 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 12 TBSPs butter (1 1/2 sticks), melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 1 12oz bag M&M's, divided

I almost wish I didn’t find this recipe on Pinterest. Then again, I’m glad I did because I can now share it with all of you who probably missed it! About once a month I go up to Barnes and Nobel Book store with the kids. The have a really nice kid area with a train set that they like to go play at. We have the same routine every time we get there. Inside, there is a Starbucks that we stop at where I get myself a cup of coffee and the kids and I split a big M&M cookie bar. This thing is awesome. I actually hate to split it with the boys because I really could devour the whole thing on my own without any question. When I saw this on Pinterest I thought, there is no way this could be as good as the one we get at the bookstore. Sure enough it is and it may even be better!

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Adjust the oven rack to lower-middle position. Line a 9X13-inch baking pan with foil, letting the excess hang over the edges of the pan by about 1 inch so you can grab those edges and pull the bars from the pan after they have baked. Spray the foil-lined pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Mix the flour, salt, and baking soda together in medium bowl; set aside. Whisk the melted butter and sugars in a large bowl until combined. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix well. Using a rubber spatula, fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture until just combined; do not overmix. Fold in 1 cup of M&M’s and turn the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with the spatula. Sprinkle remaining M&M’s on top and press in slightly.

3. Bake until the top of the bars is light golden brown, slightly firm to the touch, and edges start pulling away from sides of pan, 24-28 minutes. Cool on a wire rack to room temperature. Remove the bars from the pan by lifting the foil overhang and transfer them to a cutting board. Cut into squares and serve.

Recipe Source: Fantastic Family Favorites