White Chocolate M&M Cookie Bars

Brownies & Bars · Cookies · Holidays · March 16, 2012

The perfect Easter dessert - quick, easy and delish. White Chocolate M&M Cookie Bars on { lilluna.com }

I LOVE checking out all the fun M&Ms that come around with the holidays and incorporating them into recipes.

I know what you’re thinking – “You’re always posting M&M desserts!” And it’s true (you can see M&M creations HERE, HERE, and HERE). But what can I say? They’re such a delicious addition! πŸ™‚

I recently saw some Easter White Chocolate M&Ms at Target (and unfortunately haven’t seen them anywhere else) and bought a few. I decided to make some cookie bars (or “pan chewies” as we like to call them) with the M&Ms.


I mean, come on – M&Ms, White Chocolate and Cookies?! How can you go wrong?!?!

I opted not to use our typical Pan Chewies Recipe just to change things up and decided to make these based off of a recipe found via Pinterest called Lizzie Goes Dutch. They turned out FABULOUS!!

These beauties are perfect anytime of year but I’m guessing the M&Ms will be seasonal so go buy lots now if you want to have them other than Easter time. Here’s what they look like at the store, just in case. Be sure to get some now because the colors make them perfect for Easter. πŸ™‚

White Chocolate M&M Cookie Bars
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1½ sticks butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 bag White Chocolate M&Ms
  1. Melt the butter and set aside.
  2. Mix flour, salt and baking soda in a separate bowl and also set aside.
  3. Combine brown and white sugar in a bowl. Add melted butter and whisk until mixed well.
  4. Add eggs and mix well. Also add vanilla.
  5. Add flour mixture and mix until a dough has formed. Add 1 cup of M&Ms to mixture and mix again.
  6. Pour dough into a greased 9x13 pan and spread evenly.
  7. Add remaining M&Ms to the top. Bake at 325 for 22-26 minutes. Let cool and cut into squares and serve.

The perfect Easter dessert - quick, easy and delish. White Chocolate M&M Cookie Bars on { lilluna.com }

The perfect Easter dessert - quick, easy and delish. White Chocolate M&M Cookie Bars on { lilluna.com }

The recipe is super easy and yummy, so be sure to try it and let me know what you think.

And for more yummy Easter goodies, check these out:

Easter Basket Cookie Cups - SO cute and yummy! Peanut Butter cookies with buttercream frosting and M&Ms { lilluna.com }

Easter Basket Cookie Cups

Easter Oreo Bark - so festive, delicious and only takes 5 minutes to put together! { lilluna.com } Recipe includes vanilla candy coating, Easter m&m's, oreos, and sprinkles!

Easter Oreo Bark

White Chocolate Easter Blondies - made with White Chocolate Cadbury Eggs... YUM!! { lilluna.com }

White Chocolate Easter Blondies

I love Easter goodies!! Do you?

For all Easter ideas go HERE.

For all Dessert recipes go HERE.

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I can’t find this recipe?
can you help?

    Lil' Luna

    Don’t know why it didn’t show up, but it’s there now. πŸ™‚

sally @ sallys baking addiction

these looks incredible!! i pinned them. πŸ™‚ i am also pretty obsesed with baking desserts w/ m&ms! you can do so much with them πŸ™‚

    Lil' Luna

    They were so delicious too! Thanks for pinning them. And yes – there are definitely SO many thing you can do with them, especially if they keep coming out with new flavors of M&Ms!! Thanks for stopping by! XO

Jennifer Partridge

Ooh! Those look amazing, Kristyn!!! πŸ™‚ So festive, too! I love the new flavors of M & M’s and wish I had stocked up on the cherry cordial and cinnamon that they sold for Christmas…mmmmm-mmmm!

Thank you so much for sharing another great idea & recipe,

Partridgelu at yahoo dot com

    Lil' Luna

    Cherry Cordial and Cinnamon M&Ms?!? Didn’t see those. Will be on the look out this next Christmas. πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend! XO


Off to buy m&m’s today . . .

    Lil' Luna

    Trust me, you’ll like this recipe. πŸ˜‰ Were you able to find the M&Ms?? Have only seen them at Target so far. πŸ™‚

Justine E.

I’m in the process of making these right now. I am a little weary because I forgot to put in the vanilla since it’s not in the directions part haha. You might want to edit it and put it in there so newbie bakers (like me) don’t forget it haha.

    Lil' Luna

    SO sorry about that. Just added it to the recipe. Totally forgot to add that in. What did you think of them? Did you like them? I hope they turned out delish! Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚


Fantastic!! I’m so going to make these soon! Thanks for sharing!

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks, Emily. You’re too kind! I think you’ll like these bars though. They are so chewy and soft and the white chocolate M&Ms just make them even better! πŸ™‚ Have a great St. Patty’s!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing

Look REAL Yummy! Pinning this second! XO, Aimee

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks, girl! Hope you have a great St. Patrick’s Day! XO


Is that correct… Does it really call for 3 sticks of butter or is that a typo?


    I made this recipe and was wondering the same thing. Looked like a lot of butter to me, but I went ahead with it. I’m thinking that it is supposed to be 1 1/2 sticks, not cups. Mine came out way too soft and didn’t want to cook all the way through. I even left them in an additional 10 minutes trying to get them to be a little more done in the center. Husband thought that they were to buttery. Will try again with less butter and hope it works.

      Lil' Luna

      Tracey! I’m SO sorry – that is a huge type. It’s suppose to be 1 1/2 sticks butter. Can’t believe I did that. Seriously, email me {[email protected]} your mailing address and I will send you another bag of M&Ms. I seriously owe you. πŸ˜‰

    Lil' Luna

    Oh my goodness!!! That is a HUGE typo!!! I’m so sorry… I’ve fixed it in the recipe now. No more writing up recipes early in the morning. :/


These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them.

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks, Lisa. They really are pretty good. I just bought 2 more bags of M&Ms last week to make them again and am sad to report that there are hardly any M&Ms left and we made no cookie bars with him – LOL! They are just too good! Haha. πŸ™‚


YUM!! These look delish!

[email protected]

Ohhh my word, these are a must make! Pinning and trying ASAP, thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    Lil' Luna

    Let me know if you try them. I hope you like them as much as we did! Have a great week. XO

Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box

I wish I could get these M&Ms where I live! Unfortunately, we only get the original and peanut.
Still love this recipe though! They look super cute and would be great for Easter.

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks for the kind words and for linking up!! Just out of curiosity, where you at? Are you not in the U.S.?

      Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box

      Nope – I live on a tiny Spanish island just of the coast of Morocco. We don’t get anything other than the basics here, really! Fortunately quite a few places ship here, so if there’s something I really can’t live without, I can buy it online. πŸ™‚

{Junk in their Trunk}

Yum Yum Yum. I want to go and make these now. They look so delish. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now. http://www.junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2012/03/link-it-up-wednesday-21.html

    Lil' Luna

    Thank you! Let me know if you try them – I think you will like ’em! Have a great week!

[email protected]

Well aren’t those cute! I love the White Chocolate M&Ms. I hope you’ll link up to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop!


    Lil' Luna

    Yes, aren’t the white chocolate M&Ms SO good?!


This is definitely on my to-do list!

Gabrielle B.

I cannot see the recipe, can you please re-post it?
Thanks so much,

    Lil' Luna

    So weird – don’t know why it disappeared. It’s back. πŸ™‚


I just went to get the white chocolate M&Ms and the recipe has disappeared! I see the lovely pictures, but no recipe! :-/

    Lil' Luna

    It’s back. Don’t know why but it’s disappeared a few times. :/


Het I can’t find the recipe. Can you help me out?
Thanks, Madison πŸ™‚

    Lil' Luna

    I just had some coding done on my site for my recipes and have to make sure they didn’t all disappear. Thanks for the heads up though…. it’s back on the site. πŸ™‚ Happy Easter!


Will this recipe work if I make them into cookies? Or will it be too soft?


I found white chocolate candy corn m&m’s for Halloween. I will be making these tomorrow!


Well I definitely enjoyed studying it. This post provided by you is very helpful for proper planning.

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