Monster Cookie Bars
These Monster Cookie Bars are everything you could want – soft, chewy, extra thick and filled with peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chips and M&Ms. It’s an easy cookie bar recipe that’s faster than making a batch of cookies and impossible to resist. If you’re looking for an easy cookie recipe that’s big on flavor – then these monster cookie bars are just the thing. They’re loaded with peanut butter flavor, chewy oatmeal, and tons of chocolate candies for the ultimate treat. You can definitely taste the peanut butter, but it’s not too overpowering. So you end up with cookie bars that are thick and chewy, with the perfect balance of salty and sweet.
Now I absolutely love monster cookies – but turning cookies into cookie bars makes them even better. Instead of forming the dough into balls, it gets pressed into a large baking dish. I actually think cookie bars are better than their cookie counterparts for a few key reasons: They’re even chewier. You can pack them with more M&Ms and chocolate chips. It’s faster and less messy than making cookies. This recipe is seriously easy & seriously delicious.
- 2/3 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2/3 cup peanut butter
- 1 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 2/3 cup chocolate chips plus a few more for sprinkling on top
- 2/3 cup M&Ms plus a few more for sprinkling on top