2cupall-purpose flour baked at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes (please see notes about baking the flour before using it in the recipe)
14ozcan sweetened condensed milk
1cupminature chocolate chips
1cupsemi-sweet chocolate chips
Line an 8 x 8 baking dish, with straight sides, with parchment paper. Spray the parchment paper with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl add the butter and brown sugar. Beat with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and continue to beat for an additional minute.
Add flour and sweetened condensed milk, alternating between the two while mixing, on the low speed setting. Beat together until combined and a soft dough forms.
Using a spatula fold in the chocolate chips and M&M's into the dough.
Spread the dough out in an even layer in the 8 x 8 prepared baking dish.
Put the bars in the freeze for 30 minutes while making the chocolate topping.
In a small mixing bowl add the butter and chocolate chips. Place the bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and stir. Place back in the microwave and repeat steps until chocolate is melted and smooth.
Remove the bars from the freezer and pour the melted chocolate evenly over the top of the cookie dough. Sprinkle additional M&M’s over the top of the chocolate and gently press them down into the melted chocolate.
Place the cookie dough bars in the refrigerator and chill for 2 to 3 hours, or until ready to serve.
It’s very important to cook the flour before mixing it into the recipe. Flour should not be eaten raw, so spread it out on a large baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 5 minutes to kill any bacteria.You can use refrigerated cookie dough to make these if you prefer, but make sure to look for the “Safe to Eat Raw” labels. Pillsbury has refrigerated cookie dough that you can eat raw because the flour is cooked and the eggs are pasteurized. If you are using dry cookie dough mixtures, be sure to cook the flour for at least 5 minutes before mixing in the wet ingredients. Remove any chocolate chips though so they don’t melt when cooking the flour.Turn this recipe into a holiday treat by adding green and red M&M’s for Christmas. If you can find red, white, and blue M&M’s, serve this up for 4th of July. Even pastel M&M’s would be a perfect Easter treat!