Rice Krispies Treat Stuffed M&M Cookies

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The BEST soft and chewy BIG M&M cookies stuffed with melty Rise Krispies Treat!

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I am soooo excited for todays post. Want to know why?! Because we are talking about cookies, and not just any cookies: my new favorite cookies.

These incredibly addicting cookies are super chewy and, by far, the softest cookie I’ve ever baked.  On top of that the are stuffed with warm, melty rice crispy treats… These disappeared FAST!

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Also, a little something different today, I’m going to walk you through the process of making these insane cookies. Insane in the sense that they will blow your mind they are so tasty. Not insane in the labor intensive department because honest to goodness they are sooo easy guys. Promise

As you can see from my little collage here, There is a four-step process that happens between making the dough and actually putting the cookies in the oven.

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So you make the dough – seriously about 8 minutes, the recipe is so simple – and roll the dough into large balls. About 14 of them actually. They are big cookies – more to love.

Then you cut up some rice crispy treats: you can find your Rice Krispies treats at Walmart in the cereal aisle…

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Next, use your sticky little fingers to break a dough ball in half, place a Rice Krispies treat half in the middle of one half, top it with the second half, and roll the whole thing back into a ball so the Rice Krispies treat gets trapped in the middle. Ta-da! Repeat with remaining cookie dough, then bake.

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And aren’t they just gorgeous?? I just can’t say no to a perfectly soft, chewy, rice crispy stuffed M&M cookie.

And neither will your friends and family. 🙂

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On a side note, right now there is a rice crispy treat contest going on!! There are some super fun and yummy recipes that made it to the finals, and YOU can vote on your favorite!!

When you vote, you also get entered into a drawing of lots of fun prizes… free M&M’s and Rice Krispies treats anyone? Click here to vote and get all the official rules.

Rice Krispies Treat Stuffed M&M Cookies

The BEST soft and chewy BIG M&M cookies stuffed with melty Rise Krispies Treat!

Ingredients:

12 tablespoons butter, softened
¾ cup brown sugar
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 (3.4 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding mix (about ¾ cup)
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup mini M&M’s
7 Rice Krispies Treats, cut in half

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat the butter for 1 minute on medium speed until completely smooth and creamy. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar and mix on medium speed until fluffy and light in color. Mix in egg and vanilla. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, pudding mix, baking soda and salt. On low speed, slowly mix into the wet ingredients until combined. The cookie dough will be quite thick. Add the M&M’s and mix for about 5 seconds until evenly disbursed.
  4. Roll your dough into 14 balls (yes, they are large!). Take one dough ball and use your fingers to break it in half. Place a Rice Krispies Treat half in the middle of one half of the dough ball, then top it with the second half and roll the ball in your hands to make it round again and seal the sides so you can no longer see the rice Krispies treat. Place on prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough. (Careful not to crowd your cookies because they will spread and they are big. About 6 to a large baking sheet is plenty)
  5. Bake cookies for 9-12 minutes until they are started to lightly brown around the edges but aren’t quite fully cooked. Remove them from the oven and transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Serve at room temperature or reheat for a few seconds in the microwave for a warm treat!