M&M Chocolate Fudge Bars are a thick cookie bar recipe loaded with mini M&M’s. An easy to make dessert that’s perfect to enjoy any day of the week.
Oh how we love chocolate in this house. I don’t think a day goes by that we don’t enjoy it in one way or another. Add to that the fun of M&M’s & you have yourself a winning recipe. This time I decided to make a cookie bar recipe that was thick & chewy, loaded with chocolate & of course topped with adorable mini M&M’s that make my hearty go pitter patter. These M&M Chocolate Fudge Bars are delicious!
Now, we don’t need an excuse to make goodies in this house. We just like to have a little nibble of something sweet after a savory meal. It balances the palate as far as we are concerned & so dessert of some sort is a must. But I like to keep it simple, so recipes like these cookie bars are a favorite.
M&M Chocolate Cookie Bars
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Now, I used my stand mixer for this recipe. You can use a hand-held mixer to as well. Add the eggs, sugar & vanilla to the mixer bowl & mix until well blended. Then add in your melted butter & shortening, beating until combined.
You can mix the flour, cocoa powder & salt in a small bowl & then transfer to your wet mixture. Transfer into a prepared dish & spread out evenly. Sprinkle the mini M&M’s on top & bake for 25-30 minutes.
Here are some commonly asked questions…
Do I have to use a mixer or can I mix this by hand?
I would highly recommend a stand mixer or hand-held mixer for this. The dough is quite stiff & it would be a workout to try to get it completely mixed with just a spatula.
M&M Chocolate Bars
What is the best way to spread this out in the pan?
I like to drop small portions of the dough all around the prepared pan & then use wet hands to press it into place. This helps make sure it’s even throughout the whole pan & the wet hands help keep the dough from sticking. Trust me, you want to keep the dough from sticking to your hands.
What pan do you recommend?
I really like using this 9×13 pan with this recipe because it gives the perfect thickness. When you start adding the dough to the dish it will look like you won’t have enough, but keep pressing & spreading it out. It will cover & bake perfectly.
M&M Chocolate Fudge Bars
For this recipe you will need…
- granulated sugar
- vanilla extract
- melted butter
- all-purpose flour
- cocoa powder
- sea salt
- mini M&M’s
Don’t you just want to eat the whole batch??
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M&M Chocolate Fudge Bars
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1/4 cup shortening melted
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
- 1 cup mini M&M’s
- Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper & set aside/
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add the eggs, sugar & vanilla to a large mixing bowl & mix until well blended.
- Then add your melted butter & shortening, beating until combined.
- Combine flour, cocoa powder & salt in a small bowl & then transfer to your wet mixture. Beat well.
- Transfer into the prepared dish & spread out evenly.
- Sprinkle the mini M&M’s on top & bake for 25-30 minutes.
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