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Mini Egg Cookie Bars

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Make these chewy Mini Egg Cookie Bars this spring. Made with a mix of brown and white sugar for extra chewiness and loaded with M and Ms for an over the top treat!

A stack of Easter egg cookie bars.
Easter Egg Cookie Bars

Last year I posted my first Mini Egg Cookie recipe and they were a huge hit! Then, recently I had a thought that maybe cookie bars would be a great idea. So, I kind of tweaked that recipe and combined it with the Chocolate Chip Blondies and came up with these amazing cookie bars. If you love chewy cookies, mini eggs and decadent treats, you’ll love these!

Easter egg cookie bars on a baking rack.
Easter Egg Cookie Bars

What Are These Cookie Bars Like

  • Difficulty – These are easier than Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies! It’s like making one big cookie pressed into a baking pan. Easy!
  • Taste – Chewy, dense, sweet and amazing!
  • Serving – This recipe makes 16 good sized cookie bars. They are about the size of brownies.
Close up of mini egg cookie bars and candy.
Mini Egg Cookie Bars

Ingredients

  • Butter – This recipe uses room temperature unsalted butter.
  • Sugars – I used a mix of white and brown sugar for these cookies. The brown sugar adds a great flavour as well as adds chewiness to the texture.
  • Egg – A large room temperature egg. Room temperature eggs are best for baking as they reach full volume when beaten.
  • Vanilla – I used vanilla extract for flavour.
  • Flour – All purpose flour is the most common type of flour used in baking.
  • Salt – Enhances flavour in baking.
  • Rising agents – I used a mix of baking powder and baking soda in this recipe.
  • Candy – I used M and M mini eggs.

REMEMBER, The full recipe and instructions can be found at the end of the post in the recipe card.

Ingredients to make mini egg cookie bars.
Ingredients to make Mini Egg Cookie Bars

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven – Preheat oven to 350 degrees f/180 degrees c. Grease and line with parchment paper a 8 x 8 inch baking dish.
  2. Combine dry ingredients – In a medium bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Stir to combine and set aside.
  3. Mix wet ingredients – In the bowl of you electric mixer, beat the butter on high speed for about one minute. Add the white sugar and brown sugar. Mix for about 2 more minutes until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix for about 2 more minutes.
  4. Fold in dry ingredients – Add the dry ingredients to the batter and stir until just combined.
  5. Add chopped candy – Fold in the chopped Easter candy. Evenly spread the cookie dough in the prepared pan. Sprinkle extra candy over the top if desired.
  6. Bake – Bake between 18 – 22 minutes or until the sides are starting to come away from the pan and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  7. Cool – Place on a cooling rack to cool.
  8. Cut and serve – Lift out the parchment paper when cooled and cut into 16 equal squares. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Tips

  • Using white and brown sugar – Increases the softness and chewiness in the cookie.
  • Don’t over bake – Over baking will result in a dryer crisper cookie. These cookies will vary in baking time from oven to oven. Mine took 18 minutes. Yours could be a little less or more.
Easter cookie bars in a stack with Easter candy.
Easter Egg Cookie Bars

Substitutions

  • Mini Eggs – You can use any kind of mini eggs for this recipe. I used M & M Easter Mini Eggs and cut them in half. You could use the peanut variety if you like and any other brand will work. For other holidays, you can just switch up the colours.
  • Cookie dough – I don’t recommend making any changes if you want the results you see in this recipe. This recipe has been tested many times to ensure exact results every single time.
Mini egg cookie bars.
Mini Egg Chewy Cookie Bars

Serving and Storage

  • In the fridge – Store these cookies in an airtight container and layer parchment paper between the layers. They will keep fresh for about 3 – 4 days.
  • Freeze from fresh – If you want to freeze these cookies, freeze them when they have cooled down. Just place them in a freezer proof container or bag. They will keep for about three months in the freezer.
  • Give as a gift – These make a nice Easter treat to gift. You can stack them and wrap them in cellophane, put them on a tray or in a little bag. Just make sure your friends know how long they will keep fresh!
Mini egg cookie bars with Easter candy.
Mini Egg Cookie Bars

Frequently ASked Questions

What is a cookie bar?

Cookie bars are made from a cookie dough that’s pressed into a baking pan. When baked, they are cut into squares. They generally will have a chewy cookie like texture.

What’s the difference between a cookie bar and a bar or square?

Generally a cookie bar is simply made from cookie dough and the dough is pressed into a baking pan. It’s usually one layer. A bar or a square often consists of several layers with different consistencies and flavours like my Apple Pie Crumble Bars.

Easter cookie bars with Easter candy.
Easter Egg Cookie Bars

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Mini Egg Cookie Bars

Make these chewy and sweet Mini Egg Cookie Bars this spring. A super chewy cookie bar filled with M and Ms for a fun treat!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Total Time33 minutes
Course: cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: easter baking, easter recipes, easy cookies
Servings: 16 cookie bars
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Julia Pinney

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup Easter chocolate m and ms

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees f/180 degrees c. Grease and line with parchment paper a 8 x 8 inch baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Stir to combine and set aside.
  • In the bowl of you electric mixer, beat the butter on high speed for about one minute. Add the white sugar and brown sugar. Mix for about 2 more minutes until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix for about 2 more minutes.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the batter and stir until just combined.
  • Fold in the chopped Easter candy. Evenly spread the cookie dough in the prepared pan. Sprinkle extra candy over the top if desired.
  • Bake between 18 – 22 minutes or until the sides are starting to come away from the pan and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Place on a cooling rack to cool.
  • Lift out the parchment paper when cooled and cut into 16 equal squares. Store in an airtight container.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Mini Egg Cookie Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie bar)
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 175mg8%
Potassium 28mg1%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 223IU4%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on March 28th, 2023
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