Bob went on a camping trip with the Young Men from church last week so I sent him off with some treats for them. These were the first batch. All I had were 4th of July colored M&M’s so they got red, white and blue treats but I’m pretty sure that they didn’t care. It would be a quick and easy treat for the 4th of July.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups quick cooking oats
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1 cup M&M’s
1 Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9 x 13″ pan with cooking spray.
2 Beat together butter and sugar then add in peanut butter, eggs and vanilla and mix well.
3 Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Gradually add to butter mixture just until combined. Add oats, chocolate chips and M&M’s.
4 Press into greased pan. Top with additional M&M’s, pressing into dough slightly.
5 Bake 14 – 16 minutes, until edges are slightly browned or toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool before cutting into bars.
recipe from Chocolate with Grace