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Golden M&M's Bars

 Golden M&M's Bars
"Our family loves to take drives, and I often bring these bars along for snacking in the car," relates Martha Haseman of Hinckley, Illinois.
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 232 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 128 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.