Farewell Xbox 360 + M&M Cookie Bar Recipe


farewell-xbox-m&m-forza-4 #shopIn less than a week the Xbox One will be released. Ever since the day they announced there would be a new Xbox – our house has been excited. Kyle (and Lennox & I) love video games…ok, Kyle more than anyone else! As soon as he could, he had the Xbox One pre-ordered, but I do think he may go a little crazy on Friday, November 22nd when it is released — why? Not because he will be able to go at midnight and pick it up – but because we will be out-of-town for a week! So, all this money, all this time waiting, and he doesn’t even get it on the day it comes out AND it will be at our house! Thankfully, our awesome neighbor is going to pick it up for him! So while he gets ready for the new one, it was time to trade-in his Xbox 360, but before he did that – it was time to play a few more games, one more time! One of his favorites is Forza 4!

forza-motosport-4 #shopgame-night-forza-4-farewell-xbox-m&m #shopForza 4 is an industry leading car racing game, considered the highest rated racing franchise. The graphics in Forza 4 are amazing and I can only imagine what they will be like in Forza 5 for the Xbox One. I saw a making of the new promotions for Forza 5 and they even got a real McLaren car to drive in the commercials and videos; when they had planned on just computer generating one. That’s pretty awesome (A McLaren costs of $500K!)

forza-4-motorsport #shopWhile playing video games – you need to have a snack right? Well I got some of my favorite M&M’s – M&M’s Pretzel flavor! After I got it out of Lennox’s death gripe and she went off to bed – we were able to play the game, have fun and eat some M&M’s. Lennox may or may not be sneaking some daily now…I found a little stash!prezel-M&Ms-forza-4-xbox-#shopIf you are having any one over for a release party, a buddy over to play a game, etc – I have the perfect recipe for you to make using the M&M’s you buy as part of the Forza 5 & M&M’s promotion (details at the bottom of this post). This recipe is so easy – it is for M&M’s Cookie Cake Bars – and they are so good! These last well for a few days – as they don’t seem to harden like a cookie does. So they are easy to make a head of time and save for later!

Candy Cookie Cake Bars

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Candy Cookie Cake Bars


  • 3/4 Cup M&M's or desired candy pieces
  • 1 Cup chocolate chips (any kind / flavor you like)
  • 1 Package of Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 Box of vanilla pudding (small box)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 3/4 Cup Vegetable Oil


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Note: Use cake mix & vanilla mix straight out of the package - do not prepare the mix as directed on the box.
  3. Pour the mixture into a non-stick or greased baking pan (I used 10x13)
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean (I like mine a little fudge-like in the middle!)
  5. Let cool and cut into squares!

xbox-forza-4-m&ms #shopIf you are planning on getting Xbox One, you need to participate in a new promotion from Walmart & M&M! Purchase Forza 5 for Xbox One and some M&M’s and you will get a $10 gift card to Walmart. The directions are below and promotion starts on November 22, 2013.

M&M’s Buy, Snap, Redeem Promotion

  1. Buy Forza 5 game
  2. Buy participating M&M’s products (+ Participating products include: M&Ms Peanut 42oz Stand Up Pouch, M&Ms Milk 42oz Stand Up Pouch, M&Ms Peanut Butter 38oz Stand Up Pouch, M&Ms Pretzel 30oz Stand Up Pouch, M&Ms Peanut 19.2oz Large Laydown Bag, M&Ms Milk 19.2oz Large Laydown Bag, M&Ms Peanut Butter 18.4oz Large Laydown Bag, M&Ms Pretzel 15.4oz Large Laydown Bag.)
  3. Snap a photo of qualifying items on the receipt on your phone and text it to 811811
  4. Redeem:  You will receive a text back with a reward code valid for a $10 eGift card to Walmart.

Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias #cbias and #FueledByMM. All opinions and images are 100% my own.

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5 thoughts on “Farewell Xbox 360 + M&M Cookie Bar Recipe

  1. Jeannie

    Not an xbox player, but definetely AM an M&M eater! As a matter of fact I have some from Halloween that are crying out for a cookie to be baked in! (here via TWB)


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