No-Bake Cookie Dough Bars

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/2 cup M&Ms
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

PREPARATION

  1. Cream together butter and brown sugar in a large bowl or mixer for 3-5 minutes, or until fluffy.
  2. Beat in vanilla extract, then gradually mix in flour and sweetened condensed milk until fully incorporated.
  3. Fold in 1 cup chocolate chips and all M&Ms, mixing until just combined.
  4. Transfer mixture to 9×13-inch baking dish and press into an even layer.
  5. Cover with aluminum foil and freeze for 1-2 hours, or until hardened.
  6. Combine remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips with creamy peanut butter in a glass dish and microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between, until smooth.
  7. Spread chocolate peanut butter mixture over bars and let set completely before slicing and serving.
  8. Enjoy!