Monster Cookie Dough Bars

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

Chocolate topping

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.

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