Easy Cake Mix Cookie Bars

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Made with just a few simple ingredients, these Easter Cake Mix Cookie Bars come together quickly and taste delicious. Keep reading for the recipe.

Easter Cake Mix M&M Cookie Bars Recipe

Easter is coming up, and that means it’s time to start thinking about Easter desserts!

These Easter Cake Mix Cookie Bars are a quick and easy way to make a dessert that everyone will love.

They’re simple enough for kids to make, but they’re also sophisticated enough for adults.

Best of all, they are made with a box cake mix! And you can swap out the M&M colors for other holidays.

Easter Cake Mix Cookie Bars

Red and Green for Christmas, Red, white, and Blue for 4th of July, Green for St. Patrick’s Day, red and pink for Valentine’s Day. You get my drift.

These are also known as Easter magic bars because of how they are baked. These quick and easy M&M Cake Mix Cookie Bars are perfect for when you need a last-minute treat.

Whether you’re hosting an Easter party or just want to treat yourself, these cookie bars are perfect for any occasion.

So what are you waiting for? Get started on these delicious cookie bars today!

Easter Cake Mix Cookie Bars

Makes 15 cookie bars

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Easter Cookies Recipe Ingredients

  • White cake mix
  • Eggs
  • Butter, melted
  • Water
  • Vanilla extract
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Easter M&Ms (I used peanut), plus more for decorating 

For exact measurements, please see the recipe card below.

Supplies Needed

How to Make Easter Cake Mix Cookie Bars

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Stir together the cake mix, eggs, butter, water, and vanilla extract.

Fold in the chocolate chips.

Spread the batter into the prepared pan.

Top with M&Ms.

Place in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cookie bars comes out clean.

Remove the pan from the oven and immediately top with additional M&Ms, if desired.

Lightly press the candy into the top of the cookie bars, then allow them to cool completely.

When the Easter cookie bars are cool, cut into 15 pieces to serve.

Easter Cake Mix Cookie Bars

Recipe Variations

Any of these items can be used in place of the chocolate chips or Peanut M&M’s.

Easter Cake Mix Cookie Bars

If you would like chocolate M&M cookie bars, just replace the white cake mix with chocolate cake mix. Similarly, you could also use strawberry cake mix for a strawberry cookie bar recipe.

M&M Cookie Bar Tips

  • The best way to get your delicious chocolate chip cookie bars out of this 9×13 cake pan is with non-stick spray.
  • Spray the insides well and you’ll be able to cut them up and remove them effortlessly!
  • I’ve also tested using parchment paper instead but found myself struggling quite a bit more when spreading the batter across it as it tends to slip around.
  • If possible try both options before deciding what suits you best because they do have differences that may work better for you.

Serving Ideas

These delicious and easy-to-make bars are great to take with you when visiting family, having friends over, or even just giving them as gifts.

They’re perfect whether it’s during breakfast time at church; while hosting a party on the weekend–you name it these chocolate-loving treats will be sure not to disappoint anyone who loves sweet things like us 🙂

The chocolate is so rich you’ll want to eat these bar cookies straight out of the oven. But wait!

You can make an even more decadent treat by using them as a base for your favorite sundae and toppings like whipped cream or nuts if desired.

The perfect dessert needs something special, which makes this recipe extra yummy, chock full of ooey-gooey goodness that will have everyone asking for more.

How Long Will The Easter Cookie Bars Last

They can be kept at room temperature for about 3-4 days. And that’s only if they last that long.

Can You Freeze M&M Cookie Bars

Absolutely! Once they are done baking, let them cool completely. Once cooled, wrap them with saran wrap and place them in an airtight container in the freezer.

They can be stored for about 4 or 5 months. When ready to serve, defrost and serve as normal.

Easter Cake Mix Cookie Bars

Easy Easter M&M Cookie Bars

Mary
Made with just a few simple ingredients, these Easter Cake Mix Cookie Bars come together quickly and taste delicious. Keep reading for the recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Cookie Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 15
Calories 206 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • ÂĽ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Easter M&Ms I used peanut, plus more for decorating

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Stir together the cake mix, eggs, butter, water, and vanilla extract.
    Easter Cake Mix Cookie Bars
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
    Easter Cake Mix Cookie Bars
  • Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Top with M&Ms.
    Easter Cake Mix Cookie Bars
  • Place in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cookie bars comes out clean.
    Easter Cake Mix Cookie Bars
  • Remove the pan from the oven and immediately top with additional M&Ms, if desired. Lightly press the candy into the top of the cookie bars, then allow them to cool completely.
    Easter Cake Mix Cookie Bars
  • When the cookie bars are cool, cut into 15 pieces or smaller if you want more, to serve.
    Easter Cake Mix Cookie Bars

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Notes

Recipe Variations

Any of these items can be used in place of the chocolate chips or Peanut M&M's.
If you would like chocolate M&M cookie bars, just replace the white cake mix with chocolate cake mix. Similarly, you could also use strawberry cake mix for a strawberry cookie bar recipe.

M&M Cookie Bar Tips

  • The best way to get your delicious chocolate chip cookie bars out of this 9×13 cake pan is with non-stick spray.
  • Spray the insides well and you'll be able to cut them up and remove them effortlessly!
  • I've also tested using parchment paper instead but found myself struggling quite a bit more when spreading the batter across it as it tends to slip around.
  • If possible try both options before deciding what suits you best because they do have differences that may work better for you.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 206kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 2gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 84mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17g
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Are Cake Mix Bars Versatile

What I love about recipes like this one is how simple they are.

Just change up the colors of your M&Ms to match whatever team you’re supporting on Game Day, and put them out with all of that other delicious food for an even more festive experience!

You can also use different colors when hosting a birthday party in honor of someone too.

It’s perfect because there will be no wrong answer here anyway (unless somebody opts not eat any football foods).

In Conclusion

These easy-to-make Easter Cake Mix Cookie Bars are perfect for when you want something sweet but don’t have time in your schedule.

Not only will you enjoy these Easter Cake Mix Cookie Bars on the holiday itself, but they’re also perfect for any time of year.

Soft and chewy with chocolate chips inside that make them taste even better!

This is one treat we know won’t be going anywhere anytime soon and can be made quickly before guests arrive!

If you love cookies and cake, then this is the perfect recipe for your next dinner party.

With an easy-to make mix of ingredients, these tasty treats will be sure to please everyone at any occasion!

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Easter Cake Mix Cookie Bars

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    The Easter cake mix cookie bars are so easy to make and love that they can be switched out for each holiday. The family loves them and will be making them more.

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