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Coconut Oil Cookie Bars with Dark Chocolate Chips & Peanut Butter M&Ms

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Coconut Oil Cookie Bars stuffed with Dark Chocolate Chips and Peanut Butter M&Ms!
Coconut Oil Cookie Bars stuffed with Dark Chocolate Chips and Peanut Butter M&Ms! | Persnickety Plates

My blog reader and Facebook/Pinterest feeds have been inundated with all things pumpkin. I love fall, but I’m not a big fan of pumpkin. So, to keep things to my liking, I picked up some fall colored peanut butter M&Ms. You can use this cookie bar base and add in whatever mix-ins you like. Be it pumpkin or peanut butter.
Coconut Oil Cookie Bars stuffed with Dark Chocolate Chips and Peanut Butter M&Ms! | Persnickety Plates
I’ve made cookies with coconut oil but I decided I wanted to make some cookie bars with it. For this batch, I did half coconut oil, half butter. But you could swap out all the butter for coconut oil. I liked the combo.
Usually I just pile all the dough into the jelly roll pan but it usually overflows so this time I made a tray of the bars plus 12 regular cookies.

Coconut Oil Cookie Bars with Dark Chocolate Chips & Peanut Butter M&Ms

Melissa | Persnickety Plates
Coconut Oil Cookie Bars stuffed with Dark Chocolate Chips and Peanut Butter M&Ms! | Persnickety Plates
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Servings 15 bars

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter softened (I like to use salted)
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar I used dark brown
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup peanut butter M&Ms 1/4 cup to mix in the batter, 1/4 cup to press into the top

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and set out a jelly roll pan (I use this one).
  • In a medium bowl, add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir.
  • In a large bowl (I used my stand mixer), add the butter, coconut oil, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Beat until creamy.
  • Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one.
  • Gradually beat in the flour mixture - I do it in thirds.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of the peanut butter M&Ms.
  • Spread the dough into the prepared jelly roll then press the remaining 1/4 cup of peanut butter M&Ms into the top.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • While the bars were baking, I took the remaining dough and scooped out 12 cookies onto a baking sheet lined with a Silpat. Once the bars were done, I baked the cookies for about 10 minutes until the edges were golden brown.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Nestle

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Coconut Oil Cookie Bars stuffed with Dark Chocolate Chips and Peanut Butter M&Ms! | Persnickety Plates

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  1. Amber says

    I like the idea of bars instead of cookies.

    Peanut butter M&Ms are my favorite. Definitely going to have to try my hand at these!

  2. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says

    YUM! I love baking with coconut oil, but I’ve never tried it in cookies or bars. I’m going to have to!

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