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Easter Peeps and M&Ms Cookie Bars

An Easter treat that tastes as good as it looks! Make these chocolate chip bars that are loaded with Peeps and M&Ms!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, easter, peeps
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk room temperature
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 c all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 c chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 c Easter colored M&Ms candies
  • 12 Peeps Bunnies

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Prepare pan (we used a 9x13 inch pan) by spraying it with a non-stick baking spray.
  • Place butter in a microwave safe bowl. Cook until melted (approx 30 seconds).
  • Add butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar to a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir until combined.
  • Allow mixture to cool for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add eggs, egg yolk and vanilla extract to the bowl.
  • Stir until combined.
  • Whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture.
  • Stir until combined.
  • Add chocolate chips and M&M's to the mixture.
    Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar mix
  • Stir until combined.
  • Pour the mixture in an even layer into the pan you prepared.
    Cookie Bars
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove pan from the oven and carefully place the Peeps on top of the cookie bars.
  • Place pan back in the oven for 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for 15-20 minutes.
  • Cut into bars and enjoy immediately or store in an air-tight food storage container for up to 1 week.
    Easy Peeps Cookie Bars 1