M&M Funfetti Bars

These are some of the most scrumptious dessert bars you’ll ever eat. A delicious confetti cake mix  is mixed with Easter M&Ms and baked up to perfection. Then the bars are spread with vanilla buttercream icing, sprinkled with funfetti and more M&Ms are added on top. They are chocolaty, super-sweet, and decadent. M&M Funfetti Bars are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth craving and are a great dessert for entertaining.

Last Sunday we had a large group over for a pool party and while we had plenty of people bringing sides, there were only a few who signed up to bring desserts, so I decided to whip this one up on the spur of the moment. John’s office staff had given him a large bag of Easter M&Ms when he had his hip replacement surgery a couple of months ago. They had been staring at me every time I looked at that spot on the counter and knew it was time to do something with them. I love confetti cake mix batter as a starter for cookies, but then when you load them up with M&Ms and then frost them with lots of vanilla buttercream icing and load them up with more M&Ms, well something magical happens!

Certainly these dessert bars are very sweet so you can only eat a few bites at a time! 😉 But if you love M&Ms and a confetti cake mix taste, then these M&M Funfetti Bars are for you! Each bite is breathtaking. These are great for baby or bridal showers, tailgating parties, and holiday baking. These fabulous cookies just seem to dissolve in your mouth. Better give them a try soon!

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M&M Funfetti Bars are incredibly sweet.

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If you love M&Ms you’ll love these wonderful dessert bars.

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These luscious dessert bars are rich, decadent, and oh, so chocolaty! Funfetti + M&Ms = A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!


Here’s what I did.

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These are the ingredients I used for this recipe.

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Pour funfetti cake mix into a mixing bowl. Add egg and oil.

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Add milk or half-and-half rather than water for richer flavor.

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Whisk ingredients together to combine.

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Stir Easter M&Ms into the batter.

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Spread batter into a greased 9×13″ baking dish.

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Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

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Spread with vanilla buttercream frosting.

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Sprinkle funfetti sprinkles over top of icing.

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Spread Easter M&Ms over top of each bar. M&M Funfetti Bars have a super sugary taste. These are great bars to make for the summer holidays.

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Ooey, gooey, and delicious!


Here’s the recipe.


(My own concoction)

[b]M&M Funfetti Bars[/b]
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 20
Spectacular, super-sweet dessert bar featuring confetti cake batter mix, Easter M&Ms and a luscious vanilla buttercream frosting with more Easter M&Ms on top. These are great for holiday baking or tailgating parties.
  • 1 [url href=”http://www.duncanhines.com/” target=”_blank” title=”duncan hines”]Duncan Hines[/url] Confetti cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup Easter flavor/color [url href=”http://www.mms.com/#product” target=”_blank” title=”m&ms”]M&Ms[/url] (regular and oblong mix)
  • 1 can [url href=”http://www.pillsbury.com/” target=”_blank” title=”pillsbury”]Pillsbury[/url] Funfetti vanilla frosting
  • Easter flavor/color [url href=”http://www.mms.com/#product” target=”_blank” title=”m&ms”]M&Ms [/url]for garnish
  1. Mix cake mix, egg, canola oil and milk with a whisk to combine.
  2. Stir in the cup of M&Ms with a wooden spoon.
  3. Pour into a 9×13” greased baking pan.
  4. Spread batter into pan.
  5. Bake at 350° for about 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. Spread vanilla frosting over top bars.
  8. Sprinkle with funfetti pieces.
  9. Then garnish the top of the bars with Easter M&Ms as desired.
I used Easter M&Ms but any kind will work.


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Aren’t you ready to dig into one of these M&M Funfetti Bars right now?

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Take a plate of these dessert bars to your office party and watch them disappear! Look at all those M&Ms. Are you drooling yet?

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