Lazy Cookie Bars are chewy, sweet and SIMPLE!
Sometimes you just need a simple, candy loaded sweet treat. And since today happens to be the day after the top candy holiday of the year I’d say timing is perfect!
I actually had a sick little guy on Halloween this year which for him was really a life-disaster. No costume, no candy, no running around in the dark with flashlights with his friends…
And I have to say, while I enjoyed the extra snuggle time, one less kid trick or treating meant one less bag of candy to raid. With less reserves those peanut butter cups are carefully tracked.
BUT if you are in a house with an overflowing candy dish I have the recipe for you…
And we’re calling them lazy bars because they couldn’t take less effort.
Yes, I used M&M’s, but you can absolutely use any candy you would like. All you need are 2 cups of [chopped] candies. Obviously don’t chop the M&M’s, though. Only chop if you’re dealing with larger pieces.
In other words, use your brains.
No mixer required here. All I did was mix a box of cake mix, 2 eggs and 1/2 cup melted butter…
Next stir in your candies…
Spread it all in a 9×13…
And bake it up. You don’t even have to bake this for very long…just 15-20 minutes.
Simple bars that are chewy, soft and loaded with candy! WIN!
You can mix and match this recipe all over the place. Chocolate cake mix + peanut butter cups. Spice cake mix + Pumpkin Spice M&M’s.
Use your imagination!
- 1 (15.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup butter, melted
- 2 cups M&M's (or any chopped candy you prefer)
- Preheat your oven to 350°F/175°C
- Line a 9x13 pan with aluminum foil and coat with nonstick spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl combine the cake mix, eggs and butter. Stir until smooth.
- Stir in the M&M's and spread the batter into the pan.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden at the edges. The center might seem slightly underdone, this is ok.
- Allow the bars to cool completely before cutting into squares.