M&M Cookie Bars

I am so excited to introduce you to today’s first Cookie Exchange Blogger, Jamielyn from I Heart Nap Time. Jamielyn has become a good friend of mine through blogging. We met at a conference last year and roomed together at another conference after that.  This girl is incredible and not only is her blog amazing, but she is such an awesome person, too!


Hi there! I’m Jamielyn from iheartnaptime.net and I’m SO excited to be here today. Over at my place you can find yummy recipes, holiday crafts and DIY Projects and I’m excited to share a recipe here with you. I absolutely adore Nikki and her fabulous blog. Isn’t she great?! I’m pretty sure I gain 5 pounds every time I visit. ;)

Cookie bars have to be one of my favorites. I’ve made so many different versions and this one has to be my favorite. I think I finally have perfected it… just in time for the holidays. ;) I’m excited to share my recipe with you.


For more Christmas ideas make sure to check out this post HERE.
I hope you all have a Happy Holidays! Thanks so much Nikki for having me.

Thanks so much Jamielyn for being here today to share such a great recipe with us! If you haven’t yet, you need to check out I Heart Nap Time!
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  1. Kristen

    Oh my - I'm wanting to make these right now even though I just finished off a batch of cookies. They look so good!

  2. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    Jamielyn, these cookie bars look sSO good- and how easy! I love baking with m&ms during the holidays - they make anything and everything so bright and cheery :) :)

  3. Lisa Griffith

    I made these tonight for a cookie exchange and I hate to say it, but I am embarrassed to bring these. I followed the recipe to a T and they are not good. Very bland. I made my husband and daughter try them also and they both agreed with me. Not sure what would make them better, maybe more vanilla or all brown sugar, but I won't be making them again.

  4. Leah

    I have to agree with a previous commenter.....these looked so nice and I loved that they used ingredients I already had on hand and were super easy to throw together; unfortunately, the finished product was rather bland. I may make these again with a few changes and see if I can remedy that. Thanks for sharing this recipe! :)

    1. Mandi

      I agree... Thinking maybe a pinch of salt could help and possibly a bit more vanilla?

  5. georgia

    So Good!! Made these tonight to bring to my boyfriend's family Christmas and had to hide them from my roommates so I still had some to bring!! Awesomely easy and taste amazing!