M&M Cookie Bars in a Jar

M&M Cookie Bars in a Jar are a great gift for any holiday or occasion, just change the colors of the M&M’s to represent the holiday.

M&M Cookie Bars in a Jar make a great neighbor or friend gift

I don’t like receiving a lot of gifts because I’m trying to declutter and not collect more things, so I love food gifts. Who doesn’t? M&M Cookie Bars in a Jar make a great neighbor, thank you, coach, or just any time gift. It’s a super easy gift to customize using holiday colored M&M’s. I like a gift idea that’s easy to give for another event or holiday just by changing it up a bit.

M&M Cookie Bar Mix Ingredients:

1 cup M&M’s (holiday colors)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/4 cup sugar

You can make these cookie bars gluten free by using Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour. I tried making them recently and they turned out really well.

Layer ingredients in a wide mouth mason jar in the order above. To get all the ingredients to fit in the jar you need to push each layer down. I used the back of a spoon. You can see the layers in this photo if you look closely. I wish I would have compacted the m&m’s a little tighter so the flour didn’t fall through.

M&M Cookie Bar ingredients

I decorated the lid using a piece of scrapbook paper. Trace the lid to get the correct size then cut it out.  

M&M Cookie Bar scrapbook paper lid

Place it on top of the lid in the jar ring. You can also use fabric, washi tape, or paint to decorate the lid.

M&M Cookie Bar lid

Cut out the tag in the color you like, there are 6 different colors to choose from.

M&M Cookie Bar ingredients tag

Click here to print out the Recipe Tags. The mixing and baking directions are on the tags so you’ll want to have them attached to the jars. I just noticed that the tags look like pretty Easter egg colors when they’re all together.


Punch a small hole in the tag and attach it to the jar using bakers twine. You can also write a message on the back of the tag if you like.

M& M Cookie Bar gift with tag

The M&M Cookie Bar mix should keep up to 6 months if kept closed until ready to use. I don’t think you’re going to have a problem with it being around longer than 6 months, it would be lucky to make it 60 minutes in my house.

M&M Cookie Bar Ingredients in a Jar

The Cookie Bar mixes can be easily adapted to any holiday by changing the color of the M&M’s, lid, and gift tags. You can print out as many of the tags as you need to use. You’ll be the favorite person in the neighbor if you give these jars out for holidays or just because.

M&M Cookie Bar in a Jar with Gift Tag

Now I think it’s time to make some Cookie Bars.

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