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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 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


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

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  • Heidi
    Apr 15, 2020

    My 13 year-old daughter makes these - it is the only thing she will bake - It is awesome to swap out different M

  • hotfudgesundae
    Feb 21, 2016

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

  • berdy2
    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
    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
    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
    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
    May 28, 2012

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

  • akangel
    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
    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
    Dec 6, 2011

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