Thanksgiving Cookie Bars are a perfect easy grab and enjoy dessert for football games, holiday parties, after school snacks and more. Give these Harvest Cookie bars a try and let me know what you think!
Cookie bars are so easy to make. No having to batch cook the cookies, you pour into a greased pan, bake and slice. Those are my type of desserts, quick and easy!
Thanksgiving Cookie Bars
If you are looking for an oatmeal cookie bar that fits the holiday season, give these a try. I think you will be more than happy with these moist, chewy, and sweet cookie bars.
If you love cookie bars, try these other bar recipes
- Pecan Pie Cookie Bars | These cookie bars give you the flavor of a pecan pie in a cookie form. Perfect for the holidays and super easy to make.
- Peanut Butter Monster Cookie Bars | Get the flavors of a monster cookie in a bar form. These are a Thanksgiving bar as well, that would be great to serve up family and guests.
- Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars | Here is a Christmas themed cookie bar that has a sugar cookie base. Buttery, moist, flaky and downright delicious.
- 80+ Thanksgiving Desserts | Here are even more Thanksgiving desserts to give you inspiration for what to serve your family and friends.
What Type of M&M’s Do You Use For These Cookie Bars
What sets this cookie bar recipe apart is the caramel bits in the cookie bars paired with M&M’s. You can use Almond M&M’s, pecan pie, or the autumn mix. All of these are delicious and work great in these harvest cookie bars.
How Long To Bake Cookie Bars
These fall cookie bars will take around 30 minutes to cook. To know that your bars are done you will stick a toothpick in the center and if it comes out clean it is done. The center of the cookie bar will also set up and not be jiggly if moved.
- 8 ounces caramel bits
- 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
- ¾ cup salted butter, melted
- ¾ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 Cup Autumn M&M’s, Pecan Pie M&M’s, or Almond M&M’s
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 8x8 pan.
- Add caramel and cream to small saucepan and stir over low heat until completely melted and smooth and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, oats, flour, and baking soda. Divide in half and press half of the mixture into the bottom of an 9x9 baking pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes and then remove the pan and sprinkle ½ cup of M&M’s over the crust. Pour caramel evenly over M&M’s.
- Crumble remaining oatmeal mixture over caramel and bake for another 15-20 minutes, until the edges are slightly browned, and the caramel is bubbly.
- Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle remaining M&M’s on top. Allow it to cool several hours before cutting, or chill in fridge.
You may also double this recipe to use in a 9x13 pan, and increase
the baking time.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 232mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 3g
Can I Double This Oatmeal Cookie Bar Recipe
You bet! Reach for a 9×13 pan to make the double batch. Then add time to the cooking time. Just bake until the bars are fully cooked through. This will depend on your oven as to how fast they will cook. I would check them after 35-40 minutes.
How To Store Oatmeal Cookie Bars
I tend to store these oatmeal bars in the fridge. They will store for up to 5 days in the fridge. If you store on the counter they will last 3-4 days. These oatmeal cookie bars are best when eaten fresh, so the first two days are best, but you can have them stored for longer.
For a fresh out of the oven taste, just warm them up in the microwave for a quick reheat if you would like.
Give this cookie bar a try, and let me know what you think!