Easter M&M’s® Cookie Bars Recipe + DIY Mini Easter Basket Idea

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Easter M&M Cookie Bars Recipe. Easy and SO delicious! Perfect for a quick Easter dessert recipe idea. Use pastel M&M's to make these or any other holiday colored M&M's!

These Easter M&M’s® Cookie Bars are quick and easy to make and they are the perfect take along dessert idea for Easter! I make them for just about every occasion using the various M&M’s® holiday colored candies. They taste absolutely amazing and if the pan lasts more than a day in your house then you’ve got me beat!

Easter M&M Cookie Bars Recipe. Easy and SO delicious! Perfect for a quick Easter dessert recipe idea. Use pastel M&M's to make these or any other holiday colored M&M's!

You’ll start by mixing together melted butter and brown sugar.

Easter M&M Cookie Bars Recipe. Easy and SO delicious! Perfect for a quick Easter dessert recipe idea. Use pastel M&M's to make these or any other holiday colored M&M's!

Then add in an egg and vanilla and blend well. Mix in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.

Easter M&M Cookie Bars Recipe. Easy and SO delicious! Perfect for a quick Easter dessert recipe idea. Use pastel M&M's to make these or any other holiday colored M&M's!

Now it’s time to add in your M&M’s® Pastel! Measure out one cup of the Easter colored candies.

Easter M&M Cookie Bars Recipe. Easy and SO delicious! Perfect for a quick Easter dessert recipe idea. Use pastel M&M's to make these or any other holiday colored M&M's!

I bought my M&M’s® Pastel colored candies at Sam’s Club. I found a big display near the bakery and dairy section. I grabbed a bag of M&M’s® Pastel and MARS Spring Minis Mix.

Easter M&M Cookie Bars Recipe. Easy and SO delicious! Perfect for a quick Easter dessert recipe idea. Use pastel M&M's to make these or any other holiday colored M&M's!

Add one cup of M&M’s® Pastel into the batter and mix with a spatula.

Easter M&M Cookie Bars Recipe. Easy and SO delicious! Perfect for a quick Easter dessert recipe idea. Use pastel M&M's to make these or any other holiday colored M&M's!

Then spread the batter into a greased 9″ x 9″ pan. I greased mine with cooking spray. Then add 1/3 cup M&M’s® Pastel onto the top of the batter in the pan.  Then bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes until set in the middle.

DIY Mini Easter Basket idea using a plastic cup and jute. Transform a cup into a beautiful mini easter basket and fill it with mini candy bars!

While they are baking you have plenty of time to whip up these adorable mini Easter baskets! Would you believe they are made from a plastic cup? They are very inexpensive and completely adorable!

DIY Mini Easter Basket idea using a plastic cup and jute. Transform a cup into a beautiful mini easter basket and fill it with mini candy bars!

For each mini Easter basket you’ll need a plastic drinking cup, tacky glue, jute and a bag of MARS Spring Minis Mix to fill your baskets with.

DIY Mini Easter Basket idea using a plastic cup and jute. Transform a cup into a beautiful mini easter basket and fill it with mini candy bars!

Begin by cutting the plastic cup in half using scissors.

DIY Mini Easter Basket idea using a plastic cup and jute. Transform a cup into a beautiful mini easter basket and fill it with mini candy bars!

Then cover the bottom half of the cup with tacky glue.

DIY Mini Easter Basket idea using a plastic cup and jute. Transform a cup into a beautiful mini easter basket and fill it with mini candy bars!

Begin wrapping the cup with your jute. Go around and around, layering the jute on top of the previous row as you go around.

DIY Mini Easter Basket idea using a plastic cup and jute. Transform a cup into a beautiful mini easter basket and fill it with mini candy bars!

Continue around the cup and once you reach the top of your glue, add more glue to the top half and continue wrapping the jute.

DIY Mini Easter Basket idea using a plastic cup and jute. Transform a cup into a beautiful mini easter basket and fill it with mini candy bars!

Wrap until the cup is completely covered. Set aside and let dry.

DIY Mini Easter Basket idea using a plastic cup and jute. Transform a cup into a beautiful mini easter basket and fill it with mini candy bars!

Next braid together three strands of jute to create a handle. Use glue or tape to affix the handle to the inside of the basket.

DIY Mini Easter Basket idea using a plastic cup and jute. Transform a cup into a beautiful mini easter basket and fill it with mini candy bars!

Then fill each basket with the MARS Spring Minis Mix.

Easter M&M Cookie Bars Recipe. Easy and SO delicious! Perfect for a quick Easter dessert recipe idea. Use pastel M&M's to make these or any other holiday colored M&M's!

Once your M&M’s® cookie bars are done set them on a trivet to cool.

Easter M&M Cookie Bars Recipe. Easy and SO delicious! Perfect for a quick Easter dessert recipe idea. Use pastel M&M's to make these or any other holiday colored M&M's!

Once cooled slice into squares. Store in an airtight container. Print the recipe below!

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Easter M&M’s® Cookie Bars Recipe

Delicious cookie bars that are quick and easy to make for any holiday!

10 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cup M&M’s® Pastel

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix together melted butter and brown sugar. Add in egg (slightly beaten) and vanilla extract and blend well.
  3. Now add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Using a spatula, stir in 1 cup of the M&M’s® pastel candies.
  5. Grease a 9" x 9" pan and spread the batter evenly in it.
  6. Add 1/3 cup M&M’s® pastel on top of the batter.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until center is set. Do not overbake.
  8. Allow to cool and cut into squares. Store in an airtight container.
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Easter M&M Cookie Bars Recipe. Easy and SO delicious! Perfect for a quick Easter dessert recipe idea. Use pastel M&M's to make these or any other holiday colored M&M's!

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DIY Mini Easter Basket idea using a plastic cup and jute. Transform a cup into a beautiful mini easter basket and fill it with mini candy bars!

Comments

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Those cookie bars sound all kinds of awesome. I can’t wait to try them!

  2. The cookie bars sound delightful, and the mini basket is super cute! Both would be great for my kids to give to their friends at Sunday school.

  3. Those cookie bars look amazing. I know I’d love them. I really love that mini Easter basket too. Very cute!

  4. Those bars look amazing and that basket is just too cute! I adore all the Easter candy with it’s pastel colors this year and actually picked up some of the M&M’s just the other day!

  5. Amy Desrosiers says:

    These bars look way too good. I am currently on a low carb diet so I cannot indulge, but these look spectacular!

  6. vickie couturier says:

    that looks so good my grands would love this

  7. These M&M cookie bars look amazing!! What a fun DIY project too for Easter your project turned out great!

  8. I love anything with M&M’s in it! The little Easter basket is so darn cute!

  9. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This looks like a delicious recipe. My kids love M&M’s in cookies. I will have to get the ingredients we nee to make these this weekend.

  10. If it has chocolate in it I love it. Your M&M cookie bars would be a hit at my place. I love your mini basket!

  11. This is my kind of craft! I would never think I could make something this cute and it’s totally doable – I love this idea! #client

  12. Those are so yummy looking! I love all m&ms. Lol

  13. There’s something about those Easter M&M’s that makes any recipe more delightful. I love this idea!

  14. Yum! I love the bars and the baskets! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  15. You can never go wrong with cookies and M&Ms! They make the perfect combo! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

  16. Dandi D says:

    Cookie bars are some of my favorites, and these look so yummy!

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