Coconut Oil M&M Cookie Bars

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Coconut Oil M&M Cookie Bars are a chewy, brown sugar cookie bar made with coconut oil and filled with lots of M&Ms…in other words, the best dessert ever! #MyDataMyWay via #CollectiveBias thanks to Walmart Family Mobile!

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A while ago I declared these Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies to be the best chocolate chip cookies ever.  Since I’m often asked to bring desserts to potlucks or parties, those cookies (or depending on time, these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars) are some of my go-tos.  Both are simple, classic and everybody loves them.  I especially love the flavor from the coconut oil in the cookies but also love the ease of baking the cookie bars. So why not combine the two (and toss in some M&Ms for good measure) to make Coconut Oil M&M Cookie Bars!

These Coconut Oil M&M Cookie Bars are nothing short of amazing. I am hooked on baking with coconut oil!  The flavor is so delicious in this recipe with the brown sugar and chocolate, in this case M&Ms.   These bars have the perfect chewiness. They can be made in minutes, since there is no rolling out individual cookies, no frosting, no baking sheets required.

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First, measure out the dry ingredients and chocolate candies.  Next cream sugar with coconut oil, add remaining wet ingredients and beat until combined.  Last, stir in dry ingredients with coconut oil mixture and fold in the M&Ms.  Spread in a pan and bake. Easy!

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When coming up with this recipe, of course the light bulb moment occurred while I was at the store (always when I don’t have my blog notebook with me). I quickly whipped out my smartphone to do some recipe research. I was able to compare recipes, make a list and come up with a plan for Coconut Oil M&M Cookie Bars.

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Situations like these make so grateful have a reliable phone that gets good reception pretty much anywhere.  The fact that it has a great camera is a huge plus as well!

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Having dealt with patchy mobile service with a previous phone/carrier, I finally decided to buy a Samsung Galaxy Avant from Walmart using the Walmart Family Mobile‘s 4G LTE service.  Reception is great and it is very affordable at $29.88/month (for the first line) with Unlimited Talk, Text & Data service plan which includes up to 500MB of 4G LTE data,…just what I need!  Set up was super easy too, thanks to the Walmart Family Mobile Starter Kit (which was only $25).

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While I will forever stand by the statement that those Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies are the best cookie ever, Coconut Oil M&M Cookie Bars are the best cookie bar recipe ever.  Delicious, easy, and perfect for any occasion!

Coconut Oil M&M Cookie Bars
Yields: 36 bars
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini M&M chocolate candies
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, cream brown sugar, coconut oil, eggs and vanilla.
  4. Stir flour mixture to brown sugar mixture. Add M&M candies and stir to combine.
  5. Spread into prepared baking pan. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Cool on wire rack and cut into squares.
½ cup melted butter can be used in place of the coconut oil, if preferred.

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  1. I am currently dealing with poor reception and it’s the worst! Glad you got it fixed and made these delicious cookies! Love that you used coconut oil! Pinned!

  2. These are INSANELY fudgy!! As all great cookie bars should be.

  3. These look incredible- so stuffed with M&Ms. Love that you used coconut oil, too. My phone is a lifesaver when it comes to looking up recipes on the go or even in the kitchen!

  4. I love the idea of using coconut oil in baking. I’m excited to see more and more recipes like this! (And your pictures are so pretty!)

  5. Hooray!!! Now I know what to do with all of the leftover Easter candy! Shared, saved, and planning for getting rid of all of that chocolate this weekend! :o)

  6. WOW! These look SO freaking good. And coconut oil is so much better! YES YES YES! I need these now.

  7. I have always wanted to try coconut oil. You have inspired me! I LOVE my Samsung Galaxy! I can not wait for the new 6s to come out!!!

  8. These look fun and delicious, just saw them on Foodgawker! CONGRATS! 🙂

  9. I’m pretty darn sure I have all of the ingredients for these in my cupboards now. These need to happen in my home! #client