This recipe for Peanut Butter M&M Bars is one that I’ve had in my recipe box for years. It’s truly a crowd-pleasing dessert and one that any peanut butter lover will enjoy. Trust me, I know first hand because my husband LOVES peanut butter and this recipe definitely has his stamp of approval.
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This dessert is also excellent for any holiday, sporting event (think team colors), bridal or baby shower (think pink and/or blue), or any party in general. Simply use different seasonal colors of M&M’s, such as pastel-colored candies for Easter, red and green candies for Christmas, or red, pink and white candies for Valentine’s Day. Yellow, orange and chocolate M&M’s work well for Halloween and green candies are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.
One recipe yields a jelly roll pan measuring 10.5-inches x 15.5-inches. When serving the bars to guests, I slightly trim the edges and cut my bars into approximately 2.5″ x 3″ OR 3″ x 3″ squares (give or take). These serving sizes will yield approximately 20 to 24 servings. (Oh, and FYI… my family fights over the cutoff edges!!)
No one on a restricted gluten-free diet need go without because Peanut Butter M&M Bars can easily be made gluten-free. Just one more reason why this recipe is so adaptable and perfect for any occasion.
Peanut Butter M&M Bars freeze well in an airtight food storage container up to two weeks. Therefore, feel free to make an entire batch, eat half, then freeze the other half to serve later. Slightly warm the bars prior to serving.
Yes, ma’am! If you ever try Peanut Butter M&M Bars, I think you’ll agree with me that the original creator of this recipe needs a big ole’ hug and kiss! XOXO
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