Golden M&M's Bars Recipe
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Golden M&M's Bars Recipe

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"Our family loves to take drives, and I often bring these bars along for snacking in the car," relates Martha Haseman of Hinckley, Illinois.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vanilla or white chips
  • 1-3/4 cups plain M&M's, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 232 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Bear in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in chips and 1 cup of M&M's.
  2. Spoon into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan; spread evenly in pan. Sprinkle with the remaining M&M's. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Golden M&M's Bars in Country Woman January/February 2000, p43

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hotfudgesundae User ID: 3463962 244271
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

"These bars were a hit with the crowd. Will make definately make them again!"

berdy2 User ID: 1102201 51106
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"Excellent recipe! I substituted chocolate chips for the white chips and yummy!! I have made these several times and they are a hit every time! I dare you to eat just one! :)"

myweisenberger User ID: 2107170 203421
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2013

"I did something a little different with the recipe. I substituted Milk Chocolate Chips and White Chocolate M&M's. VERY GOOD!!"

bulldogmommy User ID: 7260853 71829
Reviewed May. 13, 2013

"I came across this recipe when I was looking for a quick bar to take to a get together. I used peanut butter m&m's and milk chocolate chips instead and they were amazing! I didn't have any left! Will use this recipe many more times I am sure!"

notapumpkin User ID: 6990258 31404
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"Simple and easy to make. It's pretty good but I found it to be WAY too sweet - which is why I wouldn't make it again. If I were to make it again, I would omit the white chocolate chips. You don't really taste them and they just make the whole thing sweeter. If you find the dough too sticky, wet your hands and then press it into place."

brejim User ID: 123242 71827
Reviewed May. 28, 2012

"the taste was great, but did not bake well. hard edges and stuck to the pan"

akangel User ID: 5896543 73633
Reviewed May. 1, 2012

"I made these to bring in for my friends at shool and they were gone within seconds, with plenty of mm-mmm's!

Only thing, I used 2 cups of the peanutbutter filled m&m's and used a 9X9" pan so they were thicker... super moist and crumbly to perfection!! Absolutely delicious."

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 89865
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"Only had 1 cup of M&M's on hand, so I cut up some Hershey's fun size bars and added them to the mixture. So delicious!

~ Theresa"

QuickLime0711 User ID: 6099171 26276
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"Always a winner with my friends! I also add extra chips and M&Ms. :D"

Aquarelle User ID: 985301 83562
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2010

"For a while you could get bags of miniature M&Ms for baking, but I haven't seen them in the supermarket in quite a while. I baked a pan of these bars to bring to a neighborhood potluck. They went over very well."

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