Mint M&M’s Chocolate Cookie Bars for St. Patrick’s Day

Mint M&M’s Chocolate Cookie Bars for St. Patrick’s Day are what comes after the White Chocolate M&M’s Valentine’s Day Cookie Bars! I couldn’t let the cookie bar fun end after one holiday. This easy recipe includes a chocolate cake mix and dark chocolate mint M&M’s!


While we don’t really get into St. Patrick’s Day, we sure do love chocolate and mint! We even had some chocolate and mint bars at our wedding. When I saw a bag of dark chocolate mint M&M’s at our local grocery store, I knew they needed to be used in a cookie bar. These bars are soft, moist, chewy and crunchy. The combination is delightful!

Start by mixing together a chocolate cake mix, a stick of softened butter and an egg.

It becomes a very thick batter.

Press the batter into a foil lined, greased 9×13″ pan.

Top with one cup of milk chocolate chips and one cup of white chocolate chips.

Sprinkle dark chocolate mint M&M’s over the top of the baking chips.

Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over everything.

Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350°F. The bars got really bubbly and a little strange looking so I wondered if they were going to taste good. But they smelled fantastic so I knew there was hope!

I allowed the bars to cool completely mostly, lifted the bars out of the pan using the foil and peeled away the foil.

Mint Chocolate Chip Bars

I cut the bars into pieces and naturally we had to sample them. Many ohhh and ahhh’s followed and so did a second sample! I packaged some up to bring to my in-law’s house.

St. Patrick's Day Mint Chocolate Cookie Bars

It’s a good thing that some of these bars were shared with relatives because they were irresistible. Try making a pan for St. Patrick’s Day, your wedding or to celebrate an everyday event like finding time to shower before noon.

Mint M&M’s Chocolate Cookie Bars
by The Gunny Sack
1 triple chocolate fudge cake mix
1 stick softened butter
1 egg
1 cup milk chocolate chips
8 oz bag dark chocolate mint M&M’s
14 oz sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix together cake mix, butter and egg. Pat into a foil lined, greased 9×13″ pan. Top with milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and mint M&M’s. Pour can of sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown along the edges. Allow bars to cool completely before cutting.

Recipe inspired by Crazy for Crust and Something Swanky.

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Comments

  1. these look fantastic!!!! I love chocolate mint! I’ve never seen M&Ms in mint over here, but i’d try a variation of this.

  2. These look like so much fun, Tonia!! Yum.

  3. These look so yummy! We like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with food, too. We’re not Irish, either, but we need something to break up all the winter/early spring gray monotony!

  4. Wow! These look so good! Love the mint M&M’s!

  5. These look delightful – I think they are so pretty too, with just a bit of green against the chocolate!

  6. Madeline Wheeler says:

    Where do you buy the mint m&m? I live in Canada and I haven’t seen them here

    • Hi Madeline! Sorry you can’t find them! I purchased the mint M&M’s at Target. They sell them everywhere here from the local grocery stores to the gas stations. You might have to purchase them online and have them shipped to you.

  7. I love the joint attribution, lol!!! These look awesome Tonia!

  8. I’ve got mint on the brain right now, and these sound amazing!! Thanks for sharing Tonia!

    Liz

  9. Tonia! These look amazing! So fun for St Patricks Day too!!

  10. Um, this is definitely NOT what I should be looking at during my no-sweets week. But, they look sooo good!

  11. YUM! I love chocolate and mint combos

  12. These look AMAZING!! My mouth is watering.. Must try these. Thanks for sharing!

    Nichole
    http://www.pinkieforpink.com

  13. I absolutely love bars that start with a cake mix and end with condensed milk! SCORE! And showering before noon is definitely reason to make these bars!! :)

  14. I love these bars Tonia! Mint and me are BFFs. Love the new site too!

  15. What a sweet treat, thanks for posting the recipe!

  16. Girl! Thar looks and sounds super duper yummy!

  17. Yummmmm!! These look delicious!! I’ve been wanting to make a St. Patrick’s Day bar, too… but maybe I’ll just use yours instead :)

  18. Love the dark chocolate mint M&M’s! Using them in these gooey cookie bars is perfect!

  19. looks delicious, are you from Ireland? St.Patrick’s Day?
    My sister lives in Dublin. I am from Namibia.

    • Really? Wow! The two of you live so far away from each other. That must be hard! No, I am in the middle of the United States and I am not even Irish! But it is still fun to something to celebrate in the middle of winter so we wear green and each mint flavored desserts. :)

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