St. Patrick’s Day themed treats are quickly becoming one of my favorite desserts to make. Nine times out of ten they’re chocolate-mint flavored, and I just can’t get enough of the combo! Today I have a scrumptious cookie bar recipe made with Mint Oreo cookies and M&M’s Chocolate Candies— can you say DELISH!?
This Mint Oreo Cookie Bars Recipe is really easy to make considering it’s completely homemade except for the candy. Make up a batch or two to share for St. Patrick’s Day… I bet you’ll have a bit of luck come your way this holiday!
Mint Oreo Cookie Bars Recipe
- ½ cup unsalted butter 1 stick, melted
- 1 egg
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 18 Mint Oreo cookies roughly chopped
- ½ cup Green M&M’s may use original chocolate or mint flavored
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare an 8x8 baking pan by spraying with cooking spray or lining with aluminum foil for easy removal. Set aside.
Add melted butter (slightly cooled), egg, brown sugar and vanilla extract to a large bowl. Whisk until incorporated.
Add the flour and salt – stirring just until combined.
Incorporate the crushed Mint Oreos, followed by the M&M’s.
Spoon the batter into prepared pan. Spread it so it is evenly distributed and reaches the edges of the pan. Optional: To make your cookie bars even more appealing, you may place a few extra M&M’s and crushed Oreo’s strategically on top.
Bake in preheated oven for approximately 18-21 minutes, or until center is done. Allow the bars to cool for 60 minutes on a wire rack. They will firm up as they cool.
Place the bars on a cutting board and using a sharp knife – cut into either 9 or 12 squares.
*Store bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
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