Spring Confetti Bars

Thursday, March 26, 2015

I don't know what it is lately (well for the past 7 months) that has made me want allthesweets.  It doesn't matter what shape or form they are in, I want them.  I need them.  Cookies, bars, chocolate chips out of the bag, just get in ma belly.  I think it might have something to do with nursing?  Who knows, whatever it is, my waistline doesn't appreciate it.  My tummy sure does though :)

My parents are remodeling their home and last Saturday was Demo Day.  I thought it would be nice to make a treat to bring over there when Addie and I checked on the progress.  I brought over these Spring Confetti Bars and they were a hit!  Obviously I had to keep a few at home to photograph for the blog.  Oh and eat.

 The base of these bad boys is the most delicious white chocolate chip cookie dough.  You bake them until they are just golden brown around the edges.  Then, sprinkle mini marshmallows, more white chocolate chips, sprinkles and M&Ms on the top.
 These are the perfect bar for me right now. #allthesweets

Happy Spring!

1/2 cup (1 stick) of room temperature butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon corn starch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, separated
3 cups mini marshmallows
3/4 cup M&Ms
1/8 cup (or so) sprinkles

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together the butter and sugars.  Scrape the sides and add the egg and vanilla.  Cream together again for another minute or 2 or until fluffy.  Shut off the mixer, scrape the sides.  Pour in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, corn starch and salt.  Mix just until it comes together.

Pour in 1 cup of white chocolate chips and stir with a wooden spoon.

Spread the dough into a 9x13 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  Okay, honestly I didn't think there was any way that there was going to be enough dough to spread on the bottom of the pan. There is.  Keep working it with a  rubber spatula until you cover the bottom.  The dough is basically as thick as the chocolate chips, if that helps.

Bake for 10-13 minutes or until the edges of the bars just start to turn golden brown.  Remove from the oven and top with the mini marshmallows.  Return to the oven for an additional 1-2 minutes or until they start to get puffy but not golden brown.

Remove the bars from the oven and immediately sprinkle with the additional white chocolate chips (1/2 cup), M&Ms and sprinkles.

Wait until fully cooled to cut.  They surprisingly come out easily from the pan and the marshmallows stay gooey for a few days...if they last that long!


Recipe by: Chelsea's Messy Apron 

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