Easter M&M Cookie Bars (No-Bake)

These Easter M&M Cookie Bars are a festive, no-bake treat the whole family will love! Made with oats, coconut, honey, nut butter, and candies they’re sweet, nutritious, and quick to make for snacks or dessert!

Overhead photo of Easter M&M Cookie Bars with pastel M&Ms.

No-Bake Easter M&M Cookie Bars

With recipes like lemon truffles, Easter white chocolate pretzel bark, and Easter bunny pretzel treats, it’s safe to say we’re fans of Easter treats. You don’t have to twist our arm to get us to make dessert! 

However, these Easter M&M cookie bars are one we make year after year. Not only are they super festive, but these bars: 

  • Are made with minimal prep time and absolutely no baking required. 
  • Full of fiber, nutrients, and healthy fats
  • Great to prepare in advance
  • Gluten-free, dairy-free, and easy to customize
Up close photo of no bake Easter M&M Cookie Bars with pastel M&Ms.

Ingredients You Need

  • Oats – Use old-fashioned oats (also known as rolled oats). If needed, make sure to use oats that are certified gluten-free to avoid any cross-contamination. 
  • Shredded Unsweetened Coconut – Adds texture, fiber, and healthy fats. 
  • Honey – Feel free to use maple syrup if preferred. 
  • Creamy Nut Butter – Peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter all work! 
  • Ground Flaxseed – Substitute hemp seeds if preferred. 
  • Easter M&Ms – Coarsely chop your candy pieces for bits of chocolate in every bite. 
Up close photo of the side of an Easter energy bar with pastel M&Ms.

How to Make Easy Easter M&M Cookie Bars

Before you begin, line a bread pan with plastic wrap. This helps prevent the batter from sticking! 

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. 
  2. Press the mixture into the prepared bread pan. 
  3. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  4. Slice the mixture into bars. Or, scoop one tablespoon of batter out at a time, and roll it into balls. 
  5. Enjoy! 

Tip: If your mixture is too sticky to hold together, add more oats. Or, chill the mixture in the fridge for another 30 minutes, and roll it into bites! 

A woman's hand pressing no bake Easter M&M Bars batter into a bread pan.

Flavor Variations

Feel free to mix and match different ingredients to make these Easter energy bites your own! 

  • M&Ms – Swap the Easter M&Ms with any other holiday M&Ms or regular varieties to enjoy them all year long.
  • Candies – Add to or swap the M&Ms with chopped candy pieces such as KitKats, Reese’s, sprinkles, or chocolate chips. 
  • Fruit – Fold in dried fruit such as raisins or cranberries for added chewiness. 
  • Nuts – Add extra crunch with chopped nuts like pecans, almonds, or walnuts. 
  • Coating – Once solidified, drizzle or dunk the bars in melted chocolate. 
A woman's hand holding up an Easter M&M Cookie Bar with pastel M&Ms.

How to Store 

  • Store leftover bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. 
  • Freeze your Easter M&M cookie bars in a sealable bag or airtight container for up to three months. Enjoy frozen, or set them out at room temperature to soften before digging in. 

Easter M&M Cookie Bars (No-Bake)

These Easter M&M Cookie Bars are a festive, no-bake treat the whole family will love! Made with oats, coconut, honey, nut butter, and candies they’re sweet, nutritious, and quick to make for snacks or dessert!
Prep Time10 minutes
1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: All American
Keyword: bliss bars, clean eating, Easter, easter m&m cookie bars, energy bites, gluten free, M&Ms
Servings: 25 bites
Calories: 106kcal
Cost: $3.00

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew or Sunbutter)
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed or hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup Easter M&M's, coarsely chopped or crushed

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in bowl until combined.
    2 cups old fashioned oatmeal, 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut, 1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew or Sunbutter), 1/4 cup ground flaxseed or hemp seeds, 1/2 cup Easter M&M's, coarsely chopped or crushed
  • Press the mixture into a bread pan lined with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, remove from fridge and cut into bars. **OR** Scoop out 1 Tablespoon of batter at a time and roll into balls. (see notes)
  • Store bites in a sealed container in the fridge for up to one week.

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Notes

If the mixture is too sticky, add more oats or chill mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes and then roll into bites.

Nutrition

Calories: 106kcal

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