Chocolate Chip & M&M Bars

Traci Coleman

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@TraciB70

This is one of my husband's favorites! If you have a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, you can use it to create these bars.

Quick note: I tried to just melt the caramels and drizzle them instead of chopping them into quarters. Do NOT do this. The caramel turned out kinda hard and I definitely did not like how it turned out as well as when I did it the other way. Maybe if I had drizzled it AFTER baking it would have been better.


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Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

1/2 c
firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
butter, softened
1/2 c
shortening
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla
1
egg
1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt
1 c
chocolate chips
1/2 c
chopped nuts (i prefer pecans)
1 c
m&ms (i use plain, but you can use peanut m&ms or a mix of plain and peanut)
12
caramel candies, cut into quarters

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 375. In large bowl, combine brown sugar, sugar, butter and shortening. Add vanilla and egg; beat well.
2
In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Mix well. Add to sugar mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
3
Spread cookie dough into an ungreased 13x9 inch pan. Sprinkle with M&Ms and caramel pieces. Press candies lightly into the dough.
4
Bake at 375 for 15-25 minutes until light golden brown. Cool and cut into bars. Makes about 24 bars, depending on how large you cut them.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy