Classic Sugar Cookie Bars with the modern taste of M&M’s® Crispy

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These tasty, yet simple Sugar Cookie Bars are filled with delicious and delightful M&M’s® Crispy candy.

M&M's Crispy Sugar Cookie Bars

I have always been a huge fan of crispy candies.  I was extremely excited when I was at Walmart doing my weekly grocery shopping and noticed that M&M’s brought back their M&M’s® Crispy candy to the family. That quick, slight moment when your heart skips a beat in excitement to see something that makes you smile and full of joy quickly rushed over me. It was like finding an old friend that you had not seen in so many years.

Walmart Candy Aisle M&M's Candy

There was a large display of M&M’s candies at the end cap of the full candy aisle and I felt like it was the Yellow M&M’s guy pointing me in the right direction.

M&M's® Crispy Walmart Chocolate Candy Aisle

As you can tell my the shelf, I am not the only one excited to see M&M’s® Crispy back into the line of tasty M&M’s candies.  There was ample stock available of every other kind, but very few bags left of the Crispy ones.  I quickly snatched up the last 4 bags they had.  I will share a little candid secret, I took one of the bags out of my grocery bag and immediately started snacking on my way home from Walmart.  As I was enjoying my favorite treat, I was already brainstorming ways I can incorporate them into some baking at home.

M&M's Crispy Sugar Cookie Bars

I wanted to create something tasty and simply, but would not overpower or take away from the delicious taste of the M&M’s® Crispy pieces.  The perfect treat was a simple sugar cookie bar recipe with chocolate chips and M&M’s® Crispy pieces.  The recipe is my grandmother’s classic sugar cookie recipe with a modern day taste.

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M&M's® Crispy Sugar Cookie Bars
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: M&M's® Crispy Sugar Cookie Bars
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Serves: 16
These tasty bars are a classic recipe incorporated with a modern day candy delight.
  • 2¾ cups - All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp - Baking Soda
  • ½ Tsp - Baking Powder
  • 1 Cup - Softened Butter
  • 1½ Cup - White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 - Large Egg
  • 4 Tbsp - Buttermilk
  • 1 Tsp - Vanilla
  • ½ cup - Baking chocolate chips
  • ½ cup - M&M's® Crispy pieces
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F).
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine dry goods including flour, baking soda & baking power. Set to the side.
  3. In a separate, larger mixing bowl, combine the softened butter and sugar until smoothed and even in texture. Blend in the egg and vanilla. Gently blend in the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Add in a small amount of buttermilk to soften the dough, but not make it wet to the touch.
  4. Roll out the mix on a floured surface and place on a cookie sheet. Gently press the chocolate baking pieces and the M&M's® Crispy pieces evenly throughout the dough mix.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 3-4 minutes. Top the bar with additional M&M's® Crispy pieces and allow to completely cool.
  6. Cut into even squares and serve

You can even add a tasty layer of frosting on top and add even more delicious M&M’s® Crispy candies on top.My family enjoyed these delicious bars with a tall, cool glass of milk.  Even on the coldest of winter days in the Midwest, nothing beats a scrumptious M&M’s® Crispy sugar bar with a glass of cold milk!

M&M's® Crispy Bars with milk


We enjoyed this modern twist on Grandma’s classic recipe.  We even served and enjoyed them using her dishes handed down to me many years ago.

M&M’s® Crispy are sold in various sizes, including snack-sized bags.  What I love most about the smaller bags is that they are low in caloric count.  At just 180 calories per bag, you can enjoy them as a great afternoon snack without the guilt of too much calorie intake.

See more great M&M’s® Crispy recipe and party ideas on the M&M’s® Crispy social hub.

Do you remember the awesome taste of M&M’s® Crispy?  Comment below telling me what tasty recipe ideas you would come up with using M&M’s® Crispy candy.


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43 thoughts on “Classic Sugar Cookie Bars with the modern taste of M&M’s® Crispy

  • These sugar and M & M cookies just sound delicious, and I am sure when you start baking them, they must be heavenly.

  • These bars look so good and I can’t wait to try them. I love chocolate and M&Ms so thank you for sharing.

  • i love sugar cookies and i love m&m’ why not put them together.these look really good and tasty.cant wait to make them

  • wow those look good! had to pen it!

  • These look delicious! Can’t wait to make them for the grandchildren. Thanks for sharing.

  • OH, My, this looks terrific! Krispy or not-krispy either sound do-able. Yum.

  • These cookies are so delicious looking and m&ms are my favorite.

  • Thanks so very much for the Wonderful Recipe on Classic Sugar Cookie Bars with the modern taste of M&M’s® Crispy! I absolutely love Sugar Cookies and to add these M&M’s to the recipe makes it even more yummier! These don’t sound hard to make so that’s right up my alley! I knew that the Crispy M&M’s were out again and I can’t believe how people are just snatching them up! I finally got to the grocery store yesterday and I’m on a very strict allowance of how much I can pay. I had a chocolate craving and went down the candy isle! I saw that the M&M’s were on sale 2 bags for $6 (I have seen them cheaper) but…. I thought about the Crispy ones and when I went over to look, all of the crispy M&M’s were gone! So, I ended up purchasing a really cheap candy bar to try to satisfy my craving! I am definitely going to make this recipe! I have it saved and once I can get my hands on a bag of these Crispy M&M’s, I’m making it! Thanks so much for sharing your grandmother’s Sugar Cookie Recipe with all of us, along with your “new twist”! I honestly do appreciate it! Thanks again! Michele 🙂

  • Yum! This is a great idea!! Looks absolutely delicious!! Thanks!!

  • These sound good and easy to make. I love sugar cookies. Especially frosted.

  • These look so good however we have a few food allergies in this house so have to eliminate alot of the yummy stuff. :/

  • those look delicious, easy, and FUN to do with my kids! can’t wait to ry this!

  • I love these cookies done up as bars – easier and more fun, too! I love making cookies with m&m’s and haven’t done that in a while – I want to try these! yum!

  • I love these sugar cookies with M&M’s! They look easy to make and I bet they taste delicious! I will have to try making these!

  • I can’t wait to try this recipe, it looks easy to make and I love sugar cookies and M&Ms.

  • Than for the cool recipe!

  • Oh man this would also be really good with chunks of reeses!

  • What a great looking recipe. Love chocolate and M & M’s are a fabulous choice. Remind me of times with my grandmother.

  • These look yummy thanks for sharing

  • I love M&Ms. I had some while I watched Shark Tank last night. I haven’t tried the Crispy ones yet. I added them to my shopping list so I can try this sugar cookie bars recipe for my family especially my 2 grandkids. Kids love M&Ms. 🙂

  • Ive never had the crispy M&Ms. Going to have to try them now 🙂

  • Oh my, these look so yummy! My son and I love to bake together, so I would use them to make cupcakes with!

  • This recipe looks delicious and even better, easy! My kids love M&Ms!

  • Now I have to go to the store to get some Crispy M&Ms….

  • I’m not a fan of m&ms but looks like something my husband would love.

  • Thank you for the recipe. There’s so much you can do with a good sugar cookie recipe 🙂 I’ve tried the crispy M&M’s and they are good 😉

  • I havent seen these M&Ms yet! Hubby loves chocolate more than anyone so he would love this recipe and it looks nice and easy.

  • I love M&Ms! I was so happy when the crispy ones came back. They were only $2.88 at walmart so I bought a bag and I’ve almost eaten them all by myself. They are a bad addiction I’m trying to cut back on. I could put nutella on a graham cracker with M&Ms on top. That recipe looks so good! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  • I have only used in cookies in place of choc chips, if the kids leave enough.

  • This recipe looks so good and I love M&M’s too.

  • These look amazing! I love anything M&M’s. The cripsy M&M’s sound amazing! I love a good crunch 🙂

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  • I didn’t know that crispy M&Ms were back. This is a great recipe for them.

  • these look so great! Thank you for the Recipe! Who doesn’t love soft and chewy sugar cookies with an added bonus of M&m’s?!

  • Omg! My husband is gonna love me forever if I make him these!

  • Looks yummy

  • Those look so good. I have always had a thing for sugar cookies and I know I would love these. I haven’t tried the crispy M&Ms lately, I need to give them a go !

  • These look wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • The surgar cookies bar sounds so yummy

  • I’ve never heard of these, but I think my husband would love them! He loves the crispy candies.

  • Now I have to add this to my recipe list to try. Looks super yummy!

  • love this recipe

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