Bar #45: Red, White and Blue Bars

My kiddos love a basic vanilla bar…you know, the kind that tastes like a really good sugar cookie.  
I took my basic bar recipe, added some red and blue M&Ms and sprinkles and voila…a very Red, White and Blue Bar…perfect for summer holidays.
Enjoy!
Shopping List
1 box of white cake mix
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup milk
1 egg
 1 can of vanilla frosting (or you could make your own from scratch)
1 cup or so of red and blue M&Ms
red and blue sprinkles

I just picked red and blue M&Ms out of a large bag.  You could skip the patriotic colors and just make these colorful too.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease (I use Pam) a 9×13 baking dish.  Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, oil, milk and egg with an electric mixer.  Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until the edges are lightly brown and the center is set.

Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Once the bars are cool, stir about half a cup of M&Ms and a good shake of sprinkles into your prepared frosting.  Frost bars.  Sprinkle on more M&Ms and more sprinkles on top.

Slice into bars and serve.

So simple and really yummy!  The perfect little patriotic party bar :).

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  • Haley @ Cupcakes and Sunshine June 29, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    These are SO festive and look delicious! On my 4th menu!

  • Kallie @ But First, Coffee June 29, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    These look so yummy but so so easy, too!!
    Kallie – But First, Coffee

  • Angela Ellingson June 29, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Those look delish! I'm excited to make some of your 4th of July themed treats this week. šŸ™‚

  • Megan July 5, 2014 at 4:00 am

    Made these with my three year old nephew for July 4th. Huge hit with the family and loved that it was easy enough to make while babysitting two little boys. Thanks!!

  • Inspired Isabella & memphis bridges June 30, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Do you think this recipe would still work with a yellow cake mix? I don't have access to buying white cake mix where I live. Thanks.

  • Amanda Brezgel July 6, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Shay – I made these for the 4th and everybody loved them. Thanks for the easy and delicious recipe!!

  • Joanne Voth June 24, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    These bars will be perfect for the 4th, and I like the short ingredient list. šŸ™‚