Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Like next week around the corner. I was busy thinking of something I could make for my kids that they would love when I thought Valentine candy + cookies= LOVE. It doesn’t get any easier than Valentine Cookie Bars!
For Valentine’s Day I usually do a little something that makes them feel special. Now I don’t mean I am going out breaking the bank, a special treat is just fine! Plus, I may make a little extra so I am feeling the love too! Who can say no to a delicious cookie? Certainly not me!
Packed with semi-sweet chocolates and M&M surprises these Valentine Cookie Bars are to die for. You can’t have just one so makesure you are wearing your fat pants!
You will need:
- 3 large eggs
- 2 sticks of softened butter
- 3 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 bag Valentine M&M’s
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and then grease your 9×13 baking dish. Beat the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar in a dish until smooth. If your butter is not super soft the mixing process will take FOR-EV-ER. So makes sure they are pretty soft! Then toss in the eggs and vanilla and keep on mixing.
Once everything is all mixed up go ahead with slowly adding in the flour and baking soda. You could just dump it all in i just found it easier to mix this way, especially if you are using a hand mixer. Lastly, sprinkle in the chocolate chips and M&M candies. Give everything a good mix. I did reserve some of the chocolate chips and candies to toss on top at the end. I just pressed them into the mix before popping them into the oven.
Bake at 350 for about 35 minutes. Let them cool completely before cutting.
Just check them out! Amazing right?!