Aly and I had a lot of fun making these cookie bars together.
For this you will need:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter softened
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup flour
2 cups quick oats
3/4 cup m&m’s
1-1/4 cups chocolate chips
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 cup m&m’s
Line an 8″ x 8″ baking dish with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Beat together with a hand mixer until combined and creamy.
Add the peanut butter and vanilla. Beat together until combined.
Add flour, oats, and m&m’s and beat on low speed until combined.
Press into the prepared pan.
To make the topping: In a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate and heavy cream for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Pour the milk chocolate over the cookie dough bars and spread out evenly.
Sprinkle with remaining M&M’s.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Lift the bars out by the overhang of the parchment paper, and cut into squares. Store the bars in the fridge.