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M&M Christmas Cookie Bars

Want a simple cookie recipe to gift to friends and neighbors? This is it! These M&M Christmas Cookie Bars are easy to make thanks to using cake mix and pudding mix instead of making them totally from scratch.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: m&m christmas cookie bars, m&m holiday bars
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 271kcal


  • 15 oz box yellow cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3.4 oz vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup Christmas M&Ms or any red and green chocolate candies


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x9 baking pan or use non-stick parchment paper to line the pan.
  • Pour cake mix & pudding mix into a large mixing bowl.
  • Crack open 2 eggs, and add to cake and pudding mixture.
  • Pour in the butter and milk. Mix well.
  • Add the chocolate chips and red and green M&Ms.
  • Mix well.
  • Fold into a nonstick or silicon baking dish and cook at 300 for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
    m&m cookie bar mixture in pan
  • Cool before slicing so the heated chocolate does not spread.
    holiday m&m bars cut up on a wooden cutting board
  • Serve and enjoy!