• 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups M&M candies, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Beat the butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat again.
  3. Sift together the salt, baking powder, and flour. Slowly beat into the butter mixture. Stir in 1 cup of the M&M candies by hand.
  4. Spread the batter in the prepared dish. Sprinkle the top with the extra 1/2 cup candies.
  5. Bake for 22-25 minutes. Let the cookie bars cool completely before cutting into squares. Makes 24 bars. Store in a sealed container.

Notes*Do not over bake these brownies. They will seem under done and under baked when you pull them out. Let them sit on the counter for at least 2-3 hours before cutting into them**If you are making them for a bake sale, bake them the full 25 minutes.This article and recipe adapted from this site

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