Today is Bub’s birthday. Bub probably doesn’t even know I have this blog. Grumpy probably doesn’t run around telling his buddies his wife takes pictures of food and talks about not only the food but him on the internet. ha ha. BUT I want to wish Bub a happy birthday anyway.

I sent these bars with Grumpy to give to Bub on Friday. See, Grumpy and Bub not only have birthday’s close together, they also work together everyday. I love Bub because he keeps Grumpy happy at work! ;o) I am also told how he loves sweets and how he loves candy….therefore, I made him something sweet and something with candy to give him on his birthday!

Grumpy tells me how Bub eye’s his lunch box. I told him when he opened his lunch box on Friday that Bub was to get those cookies! Word is that he was very happy to get them!

M&M Cookie Bars
From Culinary in the Dessert

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter, melted (I let it go on the stove until it started to turn a little brown and nutty)
2 1/4 cups brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups M&M’s

Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly spray a 10 X 15″ jelly roll pan with non-stick spray.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.

In another large bowl, combine the melted butter and brown sugar, stirring until evenly distributed. Allow to cool slightly. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating very well after each one. Mix in vanilla extract. Stir in the flour mixture and when combined add in the M&M’s. Spread the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake for 24-26 minutes, until they are shiny and golden brown on top. Try not to overbake these or they will be dry. A cake tester will most likely not come out clean. Remove from the oven and cool completely before cutting.