4 Ingredient M&M Cookie Bars Recipe

4 Ingredient M&M Cookie Bars Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credit: Sweet and Savory Meals Blog on Youtube


I’ve been snacking on M&Ms while I was reading and wondered if it would be nice to bake the rest into cookies. So, I went online and found this M&M cookie bar recipe by Sweet and Savory Meals Blog on YouTube and let me tell you, these might be among the best-kept secrets in dessert books! The cookies are incredibly easy to make, soft, and automatically loaded with M&Ms. In addition, this recipe only requires four ingredients and is ready in about 30 minutes.



  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter (melted)
  • 2 cups M&M’s


Prepare all the needed ingredients.

m&m cookie bars ingredients
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Preheat the oven to 350F.

Spray nonstick spray over a 9×9 inch pan and cover the bottom with parchment paper in a way 

If you make the recipe in a 9×13-inch pan, the baking time will be reduced to 20 minutes, and the bars will be thinner.

That overhands on two sides. This will make it easier to remove the cookie bars.

In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 box of vanilla cake mix, 2 large eggs, and ½ cup of melted unsalted butter. Mix until well combined. Next, add 2 cups of M&Ms and the fond until well combined. Spread and pat the prepared cookie dough in the pan, then use a spatula to level the top evenly. Then, press on as many M&Ms as you like.

Place the pan in the preheated oven to bake for about 25–35 minutes, or until golden brown. Test the cookies by inserting a toothpick in the center. The toothpick should come out clean or bring out just a few crumbs.

Once the cookie bars are ready, set them aside to cool before cutting. Cooling the cookies will allow them to firm up a bit.

Lift the cookie bars from the pan using the parchment paper handles and cut them into bars.

how to make m&m cookie bars
Image credit: Sweet and Savory Meals Blog on Youtube

Serve and enjoy every last sweet bite!

 4 Ingredient M&M Cookie Bars Recipe

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