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Loaded M&M Oreo Cookie Bars

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Makes

9 bars

We’re all so busy and pressed for time that I find myself creating recipes that are generally fast to prepare, proving that you don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen to obtain fabulous results. Here’s a favorite of mine that combines crunchy M&M's and gooey chocolate all nestled into a flavorful blondie. —Averie Sunshine, San Diego, California (www.averiecooks.com)
Loaded M&M Oreo Cookie Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 18 Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate M&M's

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line an 8-in. square baking pan with foil, letting ends extend up sides of pan; grease foil.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk egg, brown sugar, butter and vanilla until blended. If desired, add baking soda and salt to flour; add flour to brown sugar mixture. Stir in chopped cookies.
  3. 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.
Editor's note: For a chewier cookie bar texture, add baking soda and salt.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 403 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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