Springtime M&M Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars Recipe

Share on StumbleUponShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on YummlyShare on Google+Buffer this pageEmail this to someone

Every month, I join 11 other bloggers to bring you 12 delicious recipes with 12 ingredients or less. We tend to stick to a monthly theme, and this month’s theme is Spring Treats! I was so excited for this month’s theme because a) I actually had time to get creative in the kitchen and do some fun baking, and b) I love Springtime! All of the pretty pastels, the PEEPS, and the Cadbury Eggs – what’s not to love? With Easter creeping up on us, and the winter snow hopefully melting, it’s time to embrace all the pretty pastels in the baking aisle with this Springtime M&M Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars Recipe!

Springtime M&M Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars Recipe #12Bloggers

I have always loved brownies, and just recently discovered how easy it is to make blondies. Sure, they might lack the rich chocolaty goodness that we all know and love in brownies, but they are so rich and decadent, and they make it so easy to incorporate other flavors. Unlike brownies, you can add just about anything into blondies and the flavor really shines through!

Springtime M&M Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars Recipe #12Bloggers

Springtime M&M Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars Recipe


1 stick of unsalted butter at room temperature
1 1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup Nestle Tollhouse Spring Chocolate Chips
3/4 cup M&M’s Spring Mix


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 baking dish. This recipes makes between 12 and 24 bars, depending on how size you cut them into.

Beat together the brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla until they are thoroughly combined. Gradually add in the the flour, then your baking powder and salt, beating lightly until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and M&M’s – do not beat them into the mixture, as you want them to be whole!

Pour your batter into your greased baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack and then put into the refrigerator for about half an hour.

Tip: I always refrigerate my bars and brownies before serving because it makes it so much easier to cut into bars without them crumbling to bits. 

M&M Blondie Bars #12Bloggers

Hungry for more Spring-themed treats? Check out these awesome recipes!

 photo 12BloggersIngredientsMonthsApril_zpsaaec71f9.jpg
Rhubarb Pichu Berry Crumb Bars from Betsy Life

Strawberry Sorbet from Home Cooking Memories

Lemon Pistachio Ice Box Pie from A Little Claireification

Springtime Blondie Bars from The Rebel Chick

Edible Flower Bouquet from A Million Moments

Spring Candy Bark from A Night Owl Blog

Spring Snack Mix from Bless This Mess Please

Pink Chocolate Covered Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats from Mom Endeavors

Honey Pistachio Granola from Eat Your Heart Out

Fruit Salsa & Edible Butterfly Cinnamon Chips from See Vanessa Craft

Pineapple Coconut Gooey Cake from Around My Family Table

Strawberry Whip from Plugged In Family

Share on StumbleUponShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on YummlyShare on Google+Buffer this pageEmail this to someone


  1. says

    What a fun blogger program to be a part of. I did see that flower bouquet on FB last night and wondered if it was food or flower!! Your blondie bars look so yummy and so fattening!! But who cares, right?

  2. says

    Oh man. I have been trying to avoid most sweets to get ready for all the graduation festivities we’ll be having, but I might have to cave a little for these! They look so good.

  3. says

    I love this monthly roundup! This blondie recipe also looks really easy (which is what I need.) My son’s daycare would love these because there isn’t as much chocolate as a brownie. (and the pastel m&ms make them look really cute.)

  4. says

    I absolutely LOVE blondies. If I have to pick between that and a brownie, I’ll pick the blondie every time. Now….adding some chocolate TO them…. I really shouldn’t read this first thing in the morning. Darn it!

  5. says

    This look delicious. My problem is that no M&M’s would even make it into the mix because I would eat them all first. I cannot help it. I just love them so much!

  6. Candace Parker says

    Oh My!!!! Those look sooooo good! I think I am ok with gaining a pound just by cooking those and eating one lol. M&Ms have been my favorite since I was a kid! I have a question about cookies. When I make cookies they always end up crunchy. what do you put in them to make them soft??

  7. says

    Visiting from Saturday Night Fever! I love the colour of these m&m’s, we don’t have them here in the UK. The bars look delicious. I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would for you to stop by and share these and other recipes with us. Happy Easter, have a great weekend!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>