Monday, January 10, 2011

A warm, yummy treat for a bitter cold winter

These were a big hit in our family. They were SO easy and very delicious. If you are trying to shed those holiday pounds, like I am, I suggest taking them to a get-together or party of some kind, because these are almost impossible to resist.

M&M Chocolate Chip Bars

First, you need to mix the dough for Grandma Patty’s Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies

3½ C whole wheat flour (make sure it is sifted or freshly and finely ground

¾ tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 C butter, softened

1 C packed brown sugar

¾ C white sugar

1 T vanilla extract

2 eggs

1½ C semisweet chocolate chips

Lastly, you will add these:

M&M’s (as many as you want) You can also use Reese’s Pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream sugars and butter together. Add vanilla extract and eggs. Beat for three minutes. Mix flour, baking soda and salt. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips. Pat down into ungreased 13X9 pan. Sprinkle M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces over the dough and press down lightly into the dough. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until very light brown. Let cool for at least 20 minutes. Cut and serve. Serves about 24.


  1. I made these last night for a group of teenage boys who came over for a career night. The were gone in minutes and when I saw one of the boys eatting the crumbs he said, "that tells you how good these were." Just thought you should know. Thanks for the great recipes.

  2. Thanks so much for telling me! That makes me so happy!