Loaded Soft and Chewy M&M Cookie Pie

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Soft and Chewy Loaded Candy Bar Pie — If you like M&M’s cookies, you’ll love this biggie version! Super easy and loaded with M&M’s, Rolos, PB cups, and more!

Soft and Chewy Loaded Candy Bar Pie — If you like M&M's cookies, you'll love this biggie version! Super easy and loaded with M&M's, Rolos, PB cups, and more!

Loaded Cookie Cake Pie Recipe

I love M&M’s cookies. Something about the buttery dough and the M&M’s peering out make them so hard to resist.

I have quite a collection of M&M’s recipes. These cookies being my best and favorite M&M’s cookies, and there’s this version which I love for springtime. There’s Loaded M&M Oreo Cookie Bars which is one of the most popular recipes on my site along with Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie with M&M’s.

And now there’s a giant candy bar pie that can be added to the list. It’s such an easy ‘pie’ to make, but really it’s cookie dough you’re making. And it’s simple, fast, no-mixer, one-bowl dough at that.

Soft and Chewy Loaded Candy Bar Pie — If you like M&M's cookies, you'll love this biggie version! Super easy and loaded with M&M's, Rolos, PB cups, and more!

Melt butter, stir in an egg, sugars, flour, the chocolate chips, M&M’s, assorted candy, and you’re done. The pie was begging to be loaded with chocolate chips, mini peanut butter cups, and Rolos. The dough is sweet, buttery, and the perfect blank canvas to load with candy.

What I especially like about this kind of pie is that there’s no need to frost it or whip cream. And comparing it to cookies, you don’t have to form individual mounds of dough or chill dough. Always nice.

It would be a hit at any kiddie birthday party, shower, graduation, or girls-night-in. My family loved it and I donated half of it to friends after we scarfed the first half in a sitting.

It’s a little dangerous that it’s ready from start to finish in a half hour. Who said bigger isn’t better?

Soft and Chewy Loaded Candy Bar Pie — If you like M&M's cookies, you'll love this biggie version! Super easy and loaded with M&M's, Rolos, PB cups, and more!

What’s in This Candy Bar Pie? 

To make this M&M’s cookie cake pie, you’ll need:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Egg 
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • M&M’s 
  • Mini peanut butter cups
  • Rolos

Tip: There’s no baking powder or baking soda because I wanted the cookie pie to be dense and not at all cakey.

Soft and Chewy Loaded Candy Bar Pie — If you like M&M's cookies, you'll love this biggie version! Super easy and loaded with M&M's, Rolos, PB cups, and more!

How to Make a Candy Bar Pie

Never made a candy bar pie before? It’s easy! This recipe is basically a giant cookie pie, loaded with various types of candy bars. 

  1. Melt the butter, then whisk in the egg, sugars, and vanilla.
  2. Add the flour, salt, and chocolate chips in next.
  3. Then, gently fold in half of the M&M’s. 
  4. Turn the cookie dough into a greased 9-inch pie dish and sprinkle the rest of the M&M’s on top. Gently press the peanut butter cups and Rolos into the top of the cookie pie as well. 
  5. Bake the M&M’s cookie pie until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean, or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter. 

Just as I prefer my cookies, the interior of the cookie pie is slightly underbaked, squishy soft, and supremely moist while the edges are chewier with a slight crispiness. 

Soft and Chewy Loaded Candy Bar Pie — If you like M&M's cookies, you'll love this biggie version! Super easy and loaded with M&M's, Rolos, PB cups, and more!

What Type of M&M’s Should I Use? 

I used regular M&M’s, but you’re welcome to use any kind you’d like. Peanut, peanut butter, dark, and so forth will all work nicely here. 

Can I Add Other Candy to This Candy Bar Pie? 

Yes! I had a smorgasbord of Valentine’s, pre-Easter, and assorted candy from other recipes, and in it went. Use this cookie cake pie recipe as an excuse to clean out your pantry from random candy and half-opened bags of baking chips.

Soft and Chewy Loaded Candy Bar Pie — If you like M&M's cookies, you'll love this biggie version! Super easy and loaded with M&M's, Rolos, PB cups, and more!

Can I Make This in a Square Baking Dish? 

If you don’t have a pie plate on hand, you can likely make this recipe as M&M’s cookie bars. You’d likely need to use a 9×9-inch baking dish or an 8×8-inch baking dish. The bake time may vary slightly, but I can’t say for certain. 

Can I Freeze Candy Bar Pie? 

Yes! You can freeze this cookie cake pie whole or freeze individual slices. Just note that the color may leech from the M&M’s if you freeze it (it’ll still taste fantastic though!). 

Loaded Soft and Chewy M&M Cookie Pie - If you like M&M cookies, you'll love this biggie version! Super easy & always a big hit!

Tips for Making a Candy Bar Pie

Bake time: Note that this cookie cake pie is meant to be on the soft and under baked side in the center while the edges are crisper, which is how I prefer my cookies. In general, if you prefer more well-done cookies, bake the pie a few minutes longer.

M&M’s: You can make this loaded M&M’s pie suitable for any holiday or event simply by using different colors of M&M’s! 

Baking chips: You’re welcome to use different kinds of baking chips. I prefer using semi-sweet chocolate chips, but white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and so forth will all work. 

Soft and Chewy Loaded Candy Bar Pie — If you like M&M's cookies, you'll love this biggie version! Super easy and loaded with M&M's, Rolos, PB cups, and more!

Soft and Chewy Loaded Candy Bar Pie — If you like M&M's cookies, you'll love this biggie version! Super easy and loaded with M&M's, Rolos, PB cups, and more!

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Yield: 10

Loaded Soft and Chewy M&M's Cookie Pie

Loaded Soft and Chewy M&M's Cookie Pie

If you like M&M's cookies, you'll love this biggie version! Super easy and loaded with M&M's, Rolos, PB cups, and more!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • pinch salt, optional and to taste
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup M&M's, divided (I used plain original but peanut, peanut butter, dark, etc. all okay)
  • 6 mini peanut butter cups
  • 6 Rolos (or other mini/bite-size candy bar)

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9-inch pie dish very well with cooking spray; set aside.
    2. In a large, microwave-safe bowl melt the butter, about 1 minute on high power.
    3. Wait momentarily before adding the egg so you don’t scramble it. Add the egg, sugars, vanilla, and whisk until smooth.
    4. Add the flour, optional salt, and stir until just combined; don’t overmix.
    5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
    6. Add about 1/4 cup M&M's and stir to combine; reserve remainder.
    7. Turn batter out into prepared pie dish, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula.
    8. Evenly add the remaining M&M's to the top of the batter, pushing them down slightly to anchor.
    9. Evenly insert the peanut butter cups and Rolos into the batter, pushing them down so the top is almost flush with the surface of the dough.
    10. Bake for about 24 to 26 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean, or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter. If your pie has risen in the center, it will deflate as it cools.
    11. Allow pie to cool in dish for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

  • Pie is meant to be on the soft and underbaked side in the center while edges are crisper, which is how I prefer my cookies. In general, if you prefer more well-done cookies, bake a few minutes longer.
  • Pie will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 6 months (color may leech from the M&Ms if you freeze it).
  • Adapted from Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie and Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Dough Crumble Bars.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 1gSugar: 33gProtein: 4g

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 Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie

Copycat Toll House Pie (aka Chocolate Chip Pie) — The filling tastes like the center of an underbaked chocolate chip COOKIE!! Gooey perfection! Easy, rich, decadent, extremely CHOCOLATY and you can use a frozen pie crust!!

Copycat Toll House Pie (aka Chocolate Chip Pie)

Gooey Chocolate Chip and Marshmallow Cookie Pie – The whole pie tastes like the soft, GOOEY, underbaked centers of fresh chocolate chip cookies!

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Samoas Cookie Pie — This Samoa pie tastes even better than the Girl Scout cookies you grew up eating! It’s layered with caramel sauce, chocolate, and shredded coconut. YUM!

Samoas Cookie Pie

Peanut Butter S’mores Cookie Pie — Underneath a layer of lightly toasted marshmallows and melted chocolate chips is a graham cracker crumb-peanut butter cookie! 

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Originally posted April 5, 2014 and reposted with updated text April 8, 2022.



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  1. Hi! I’ve made this recipe multiple times and each time, its delicious, easy and I receive lots of compliments. I love how I can easily tailor it to whichever holiday we are celebrating. One question for you – I plan to make this up in the mountains for the 4th. Would you make any modifications to this when baking at high altitude? Thanks in advance!

    Rating: 5
  2. Hi! You have a wonderful site! Would this recipe be able to be prepared in a 8×8″ baking dish, similar to your blondies, or no?

  3. Omg!! I’m gonna try it ! I will make it for my boyfriend so I hope he likes it and it turns out right! Wish me luck!!!

  4. I have a 9.5 inch glass pan, do you think that would affect my results/baking time? I really wanna try this out as it looks delicious but I’m not sure how long to bake it for since my dish is slightly bigger. Thanks.

    1. I think it’s pretty close to what I used. Just watch it for doneness and keep an eye on it sooner rather than later. Enjoy!

  5. I went to a baby shower yesterday at my cousin’s house and decided to bake 2 of your recipes and bring them along – they were a hit! I made this M&M cookie pie, and also made your soft M&M chocolate chip cookies. For the m&m’s in both recipes I bought 2 bags of Easter m&m’s and used all of the pink and blue ones (the other colors will be good for snacking on Easter!). For the pie I used inverted hershey kisses (left from xmas) and the blue & pink m&m’s. For the cookies I made them a bit smaller than the recipe (a total of 25), again using the blue and pink m&m’s, and baked them for 10 minutes. People started picking at the dessert even before cake and coffee was served! One lady took 2 cookies, then another 2, then gave 2 to her husband, who went back and got 2 more for himself, and before she left, she took another cookie and made her way over to the pie!! My cousin thanked me more than once for the delicious desserts – so I pass my thanks to you, Averie, for creating such delicious recipes!

    1. What a lovely comment and thanks for all the compliments! And thanks for trying the recipes and I’m glad they came out great for you! Love your creative spin on things with the M&M color choices!

  6. I just made this today and it turned out beautifully! I used Valentine M&Ms (nothing like on sale candy after the holiday…) and half a bag of wrapped caramels that were sitting in my cupboard.

    Thank you as always for the amazing recipe!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it turned out great for you and that you were able to make good use of some SALE candy and your cupboard stash of caramels….love that!

  7. This looks and sounds yummy! I agree~there’s something fun about M&M’s. Of course, chocolate, so they’re tasty, but they’re cute too, with the variety and colors.

  8. It looks fantastic and Ia am about to cook it but I have one question… Don’t we need any baking soda for that recipe???

  9. Hi Averie! I’m new to your site and am so excited to try this recipe. I think it will be the absolute perfect dessert for my niece’s birthday party. Thank you!

  10. This pie is baking away for a coworker’s birthday tomorrow as I type this comment up! It’s going to take a tremendous amount of self restraint to not dig in. Thanks for the recipe!!

    1. Ok don’t overbake it since it has to have that just-baked-taste tomorrow and in the summer heat, things dry out fast at room temp so don’t overbake :) and you have a very lucky friend! I hope you guys all love it!

  11. I just made a variation of these – I doubled the recipe, substituted some cream cheese for some butter, and added some chocolate chips. This morning I found out the firehouse near our house would welcome baked goods, so they’re going to get a mishmash of my cupboards! :-)

    1. LUCKY firehouse! :) That’s so nice of you to bake for them and on the Fourth, no less! Thanks for trying the recipe and putting your own little cupboard-cleaning spin on it :)

  12. I recommend 1 TSP vanilla and not the 1 TBS called for in the recipe. 1 TBS. is very overpowering.

  13. My daughter and her friends made this tonight and cleaned out some of our half-used treats in the cupboard. White chocolate, caramel, chocolate chips and Hershey kisses! Quite fantastic for a Friday night treat! :) Thanks for the recipe!

    1. I saw a tag on instagram with a picture! It looked awesome and even better, you get half your cupboard freed up, with all those odds and ends cleared out :)

  14. Hi, Averie. I love this and plan on making it tonight. I recently made a bar recipe that called for brown butter and it added a depth of flavor. I’m wondering if instead of just melting the butter — if I browned it, would the measurements and ingredients still stay the same? I don’t want to risk it especially since I’m sure this will be fabulous just as is!!

      1. I actually made them last night as is and they are FABULOUS!!! I will try the brown butter version next and let you know. They are so quick to whip up I’m sure I’ll be making these over and over and adding different candy treats. I also want to try the browned butter cookie cups — OMG!!! You are the best!

      2. Thanks for making this and glad you loved it! Keep me posted what else you make and how it goes!

  15. I don’t usually comment but I am about to make this for the 3rd time since it was posted. My kids love it and all of their friends at the lunch table beg them to bring it and share at lunch time. If you need a quick dessert for the lunchbox this one is it.

    1. That’s wonderful that you’re making them for the 3rd time and that they’re a big hit with your kids and their friends. I can see this being quite the hit around the lunch table :) My daughter’s 7 yr old friends are immune to all my stuff I think. I pawn off so many leftovers on anyone I can! LOL :)

    1. Teaspoon, tablespoon, what’s the difference with vanilla :) If you want to use less, feel free. I like more :)

  16. This cookie pie is stunning, lovely friend! And it looks perfectly chewy and goooood! I wish I had 2 slices in front of me right now ;) Pinning!

    1. Between this one and your latest cookies, we’re the springtime M&M cookie girls! And thanks for pinning!

  17. Tried these last night and they are fantastic. I baked about five minutes longer and they turned out perfectly for me. I never have softened butter ready when the mood strikes, so I love recipes that call for melted butter and I have this huge bag of m&ms that I’ve been trying to polish off…

    Sometimes you just never know with a recipe: is it worth the time and ingredients? But with Averie, I always know they’ll turn out great! :)

    1. What a super sweet comment that you feel my recipes will always turn out and be worth the time & ingredients! And yes to melted butter being a savior. However, for softened butter and lack of planning, I do about 7-8 seconds in the micro. Check, and maybe 3-5 more seconds if necessary. And you’re set. Softened butter :)

  18. Hi Averie!

    Trying to decide what to make for my husband’s birthday. This pie or the m&m oreo bars! We just made your ch. chip cookies last week and they were awesome. I loved the pudding ch. chip cookies, but actually we liked your original version the best. They were perfect!

    Thanks!

    1. Thanks for trying both versions of cookies and interesting to hear that you like the Originals. I have readers who make both and like the New, and others who like the Orig. Either way, can’t go wrong, right!

      When you say Oreo Bars, do you mean these? https://www.averiecooks.com/2013/09/loaded-mm-oreo-cookie-bars.html I have so many recipes with Oreos! This pie is really smooth and buttery and decadent; whereas the Oreo bars have a ton of texture and crunch. I personally think this pie is ‘cuter’ for a bday; but for a guy, the darkness of the Oreo bars is cool, too. Either way, can’t go wrong. LMK what you choose & how it goes over!

  19. I haven’t been baking for several weeks now, in fact have been so busy with work haven’t eve read my favorite blog! Well I did yesterday and how awsome to have such a simple recipe waiting for me to try! Knowing how much I loved the peanut butter cookie pie, I gave this a shot! Of course like usual I made half the pie non chocolate with butterscotch and payday pieces for my husband. but my Half was exactly how the recipe states! It took all of 10 minutes to whip this out, including clean up and washing the bowl! I baked it a lil longer cuz honestly I think my oven is about to die :( but anyway , delicious!!! We loved it! And will still be loving it today when we dive in :) thanks for an easy fast recipe for this way to busy girl :))

    1. Thanks for the great comment and trying the recipe the same weekend I posted it! The half for your hubs with butterscotch and payday pieces sounds delish, too! And good luck with that dying oven…Gah$$ hate that!

  20. I made this yesterday on a whim… Of course, between six guys, it didn’t last very long! lol it was a hit!

    1. Thanks for the great comment and trying the recipe the same weekend I posted it! I can imagine that 6 guys took this baby down in no time flat :)

  21. WOW. Averie, you just made my sweet dreams come true!! This is the recipe I’ve been searching for!! I’m allergic to peanuts so your last cookie pie wasn’t suitable for me, but wow wow wow! Did I mention, this is next on my list? Amazing. Well done and thank you! :)

  22. Yum, nothing better than a good cookie pie! And it’s packed with M&M’s too.. what more could a girl wish for? I don’t even need the peanut butter cups. I’m serious. On top of that, your pictures look beautiful too :) Just discovered your blog and loving it already ^^

  23. I love cleaning out the pantry by making dessert packed full of all sorts of candy. This cookie pie is exactly that dessert. Love!

  24. Oh what! How did I not know about the idea of a cookie pie? This is amazing!!! And your photography is just beautiful!

  25. Jason and I aren’t much pie eaters but this is one “pie” that we can certainly get onboard with!

  26. It’s like a cookie cake, but pie. I’m in LOVE. I so need to make one of these!

  27. Loaded!
    And that’s the way it should be right?
    Such a pretty photo (1st), could be sold as pop art.

  28. Averie, I love M&M cookies too and I just want to eat this whole cookie pie! Love the fun colors for spring! Pinned :)

  29. This looks just wonderful! It seems like the type of dessert you would save and not let anyone else eat, and then after a long and stressful day you relax with a slice. I love it!

  30. Averie, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love all the pretty colors and how soft this cookie looks! Pinned :)

  31. I love that this does not need to be frosted and that it is a COOKIE PIE! So pinned and cannot wait to make this for an upcoming birthday! :)

  32. Love the colorful texture of this cookie pie! It sounds like a wonderful moist pie. And great to use half bags! Pinned!

  33. Averie, this is brilliant! I have so many random bags of half-eaten Christmas and Valentine’s Day M&Ms and other chocolate candies, but I felt weird putting them in a recipe for spring. Love the idea of a big cookie pie! My friends and I could never get enough of the Mrs. Fields ones in high school. One guy even surprised his girlfriend with a gigantic heart-shaped one. Thank goodness she shared with everyone else! ;)

  34. I think we might be taste buds soul mates. I love the PB cups with the M & Ms! And the cookie looks so perfect, all dense and chewy…sigh.

  35. I have to say, I have never seen such a magnificent piece of click bait in my life! The photos are so beautiful, I want to cover my walls in them. Then I want to settle down in the kitchen and bake this again and again forever. Just saying. xxx

  36. This is probably the only pie I’d ever be tempted to eat. I am not a pie person, but a pie COOKIE? HELLS yes.

  37. I am just loving the HUGE overload of colorful m&ms in this cookie pie! And I totally agree with you about wanting your cookie pie dense and chewy — no cakey texture please! I kind of NEED this pie in my life this weekend. Perfection. Pinned! :D

  38. I NEED this cookie pie right now! I’ll pay for shipping! ;-)

    So pretty, chewy and perfectly “underdone”!

  39. Cookie pies are the best! And I totally agree about those colorful M&Ms being irresistible – I only ever tried one kind of cookie at Mrs. Fields (sugar butter with M&Ms) for years because I just couldn’t bring myself to pass up an opportunity to eat such a colorful treat!

    1. Well you can make this one now for about 1/10th the cost that you’d pay them and you can add in all the colorful goodies you want!

  40. Now this is something new and unique. I have been a big fan of delicious foods. cookies and pies are two things I just love to eat and you have combined them. I am going to try it for sure. This fill be fun. What a fantastic recipe you have shared. You deserve an applaud. Thank you so much.:)

  41. You had way too much fun with, Averie! Cookie dough, MnM’s and pie?! This is so soft and thick and perfect!

  42. I love Reese’s Pieces cookies the way you love M & M cookies. I bet they’d be great in this with some pb chips. I just don’t know if I could share ;)

    1. The orange M&Ms are actually straw Reese’s Pieces I found in my cupboard. I have a big hodgepodge baggie with random stuff in it :)

  43. Cookie pies always look so easy and fun…and they look even better with candy in them! I love the polka dot look of this and the mix of candy you used.