Loaded M&M Oreo Cookie Bars #Fill the Cookie Jar!

So excited to be able to participate in April's Fill the Cookie Jar event!  The theme is "spring", and I chose this recipe from the Taste of Home 100 Family Meals cookbook.   I hit the store, but the shopping gods were not with me.    I wanted the Spring or Peeps Oreos, no luck.   I looked the other choices over and went with Golden Oreos instead.  The seasonal candy aisle was loaded with M&Ms- dark chocolate, milk, chocolate, white chocolate, minis!  I grabbed a bag of the minis, because I like those best in baked goods.  I knew I'd have to empty all the little bags, but no big deal.

Fast forward to the weekend.  I get out all the ingredients and set about dumping all the little bags into a bowl.    Hmmm.   Despite the Easter packaging, the M&Ms were regular colored.    Mother Nature had decided to drop an April Fool's joke of plowable snow on us, so the store was out of the question.  I did what any other person under a spring cookie challenge would do- I sat and sorted out the most "spring-like" colors into one bowl, and everything else into another  LOL


The rest of the recipe went without a hitch.  I did decrease the vanilla to 1 teaspoon.  I used the baking soda and salt.   I love recipes that call for melted butter, because I never remember to pull it out to "soften".    Next time I'd double the recipe, 8x8 goes way too fast around here.     Thanks so much to Averie S for sharing her recipe!




                     
* Exported from MasterCook *

                       Loaded M&M Oreo Cookie Bars

  1              large  egg
  1                cup  packed light brown sugar
     1/2           cup  unsalted butter -- melted
  1         tablespoon  vanilla extract (used 1 teaspoon)
  1                cup  all-purpose flour
     1/4      teaspoon  baking soda -- optional (I used it)
     1/4      teaspoon  salt -- optional (I used it)
  18                    Oreo cookies -- coarsely chopped (used Golden Oreos)
     1/2           cup  milk chocolate M&M's - used minis

Preheat oven to 350°. Line an 8-in.-square baking pan with foil, letting ends extend up sides of pan; grease foil.

In a large bowl, whisk egg, brown sugar, butter and vanilla until blended. If desired, mix flour with baking soda and salt; add to brown sugar mixture. Stir in cookies.

Spread into prepared pan; sprinkle with M&M's. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake). Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Lifting with foil, remove from pan. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 9 servings.

Source:
  "http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/loaded-m-m-oreo-cookie-bars"




Comments

  1. I love the colors. These are perfect for spring!

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    1. Thank you! and I've got a great bag of colors leftover to make something for Fall. Who am I kidding, M&Ms will never last til fall around here :)

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  2. These would be a hit in my house! So festive for spring.

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    1. I definitely need to double it next time! The guys loved them, either alone or dunked in some milk.

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  3. The things we bloggers do LOL...All of us would have been pulling out the spring colored M&M's with our families looking at us like we were nuts.

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    1. My family gets most of their exercise rolling their eyes at me :)

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  4. Oh yum...I gotta make some with oreos soon too...I have extra I bought for just recipes! Mmmm...love the mix-ins.

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    1. I have to hide my baking ingredients in places like the vegetable bin so that they don't get eaten before I can use them!

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  5. Such a great combination of goodies in one sweet and delicious bar. Thanks so much for being a part of the Fill the Cookie Jar group!

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    1. Thank you so much for hosting! I can't wait til next month :)

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  6. My kids would love these cookie bars! I mean who can't resist oreos and M&Ms!

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    1. Not us, they were gone in 2 days :) I'll definitely double the recipe next time!

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  7. Can't go wrong with Oreos and M&Ms, unless they are the wrong color for the season. Ha ha! I probably would have done the same thing instead of going back to the store.

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    1. The snow at the end of the driveway was a couple feet deep, but I still briefly considered it. The thought of sitting in the nice warm house watching Fixer Upper and sorting sounded much better!

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  8. I would eat the entire batch. YUM!

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    1. I had to draw the line at the kid eating them for breakfast... then after he left for school I had one dunked in a glass of milk #worstmomever LOL

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  9. These would make a great lunch box add in!

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    1. I agree! I'll be making another batch this morning for this week's lunches :)

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  10. I love this combination... oreos and m&m - I need these now.

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    1. I hit the after Easter Candy sale, can't wait to make more of these!

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