Last summer when I was visiting my parents, my nephews and niece typically ate lunch with us. Their parents were working and Grandma’s cooking beats frozen pizza 🙂 One thing I noticed is that they really loved the M&M ice cream cookie sandwiches my Mom had for dessert. So when I saw these bars on Pinterest, I figured my family would enjoy them.
I particularly love the fact that these are bars versus cookies or candies. It can be a real time-consuming process when you have to make individual pieces, but here — it’s just one, big pan. And that makes Tanya very happy!
These are very reminiscent of blondies and are chock full of M&Ms and chocolate chips. Since I wanted to set these out for Christmas, I used holiday M&Ms but these bars aren’t just for Christmas. You can make these year-round with regular M&Ms or coordinating M&Ms for any holiday, like Valentine’s Day or Halloween.
We had our quarterly volunteer meeting this past weekend at the library, so I brought a big pan of these bars to the potluck. They were a huge hit and I was grateful to not have to deal with the temptation of eating all of them. 😀 Give these a try whenever you need an easy treat for the holidays, a bake sale or just because your sweet tooth demands it.