My original plan for this month's cookie was a chocolate chip cookie with mini M&M's. Here's what happened:
In my gorgeous Raspberry Ice Kitchen Aid mixer, that is 2 sticks of butter, sugar, 1 egg, and 1 EGG SHELL! Not to mention I dropped the shell in the mixer while it was running, so the other half of the shell is already crunched up :)
OK, that went into the trash. However, some accidents are happy accidents because I changed my game plan, and came up with an even easier recipe. When I say easy, I mean super duper easy! One bowl to mix it in, bake it for 25 minutes, and slice your way to these chewy moist bars.
recipe (yields 16 bars)
1 stick of butter, melted
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
1 c. flour
1/2 c. mini M&M's
1/4 c. milk chocolate chips
In a large bowl, blend sugar and butter until smooth. Add the egg, vanilla, salt, and flour. Mix until smooth. With a large spatula or wooden spoon, fold in chips and candies. Pour into a greased 8 x 8 pan.
|So festive with all those colors|
Let cool completely, and cut into 16 squares. These little bites are rich and decadent, and a huge hit with the kids :)