Pumpkin Spice Latte M&M Cookie Bars
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Serves: 16
 
Super soft pumpkin spice latte cookie bars, stuffed with pumpkin spice latte M&M’s! Fall’s favorite drink, in cookie bar form!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour OR Better Batter Gluten Free Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter
  • ¼ cup Canned Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 teaspoon Instant Coffee Granules
  • ¾ cup Dark Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ cups (1 bag) Pumpkin Spice Latte M&M’s, divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a square (8x8-inch) baking pan by lining with foil and spraying with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk to combine Flour, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Baking Powder, and Salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt butter in the microwave. Immediately (while butter is still hot) stir in Pumpkin Puree and Instant Coffee Granules. Whisk well until coffee is dissolved and mixture is very smooth. Add Dark Brown Sugar and whisk well until no more brown sugar lumps remain. Add in Egg and Vanilla, and whisk very well to combine all ingredients.
  5. Pour dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients, and stir by hand until just combined. Do not overmix. Fold in M&M’s, reserving about ¼ cup for topping.
  6. Spread mixture evenly in prepared baking pan. Top with remaining M&M’s.
  7. Bake for about 26-28 minutes until top is lightly golden.
  8. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 1 hour) before cutting into squares.
  9. Store cookie bars in a tightly sealed container, in the refrigerator, for up to 1 week.
  10. Makes 16 squares.
Recipe by SunnySideUps | Living Life Sunny Side Ups at http://sunnysideups.org/pumpkin-spice-latte-mm-cookie-bars/