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Cake Mix M&M Cookie Bars

This fun and simple recipe makes a really yummy cookie bar to be enjoyed year round. Today’s bars are pretty and patriotic. Take a big bite of one and enjoy!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cake mix, Cookie Bars, Patriotic, Red White and Blue
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Author Pam

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow or white cake mix
  • 1 small box vanilla pudding mix, you can use sugar free also
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3/4 cup canola or mild tasting oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup mini or regular chocolate chips
  • 1 cup M&Ms, I used red, white, and blue for this recipe

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    2.Combine cake mix, pudding, water, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and eggs in large mixing bowl.

    3.With a sturdy rubber spatula mix well to combine the wet into the dry ingredients.

    4.Add in chocolate chips, mix, then add in M&Ms. Mix again to incorporate but gently not to break up the candies.

    5.Pour batter (it’s going to be thick) into a ( 9 x 9 square pan or a 9 x 13 rectangle pan for thinner bars. You can also use a silicone baking dish.

    6.Bake bars for about 20 minutes. Check with a wooden toothpick or skewer, you should have dry or no crumbs.

    7.Remove from oven, let cool in pan on a wire rack until cooled.

    8.Cut these gems into squares and take a big bite and enjoy!