Friday, January 23, 2009

M&M Oatmeal Bars

I recently found another great foodie blog, Southern Plate. She is the real deal. Her site is huge, with lots of recipes- she even has her own cookbook out!! I really like her recipes, and her southern charm, of course!! I have to love another southern gal! So, I recently subscribed to her blog and when I got this recipe, I knew I'd be making these soon.
They were so easy, I made them in the morning, while I was getting myself and the kiddos ready for school. Usually, I barely have extra time to brush my own teeth in the morning, but these were a snap!!
M&M Oatmeal Bars
1 stick butter, melted
I cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup M&Ms
2 cups baking mix (she recommends Pioneer, I only had Bisquik)
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine everything but the candies in a bowl. Mix until well blended.
Add in most of the candies, then press down in greased 8x8 pan.
(I didn't have 1/2 cup candies, I had about 1/4 cup, so I saved all mine for the top.)
Press the rest of the candies on top of the batter.
Bake for 20 minutes (mine needed 23) at 350.
The edges will get brown, mine took 23 minutes.
Let cool for 5-10 minutes, then cut into squares.
These are yummy, and not too sweet. I like the oatmeal flavor, they actually remind me of a shortbread. They did need more M&Ms, but next time I will make sure I have 1/2 cup.

1 comment:

Maria, Troy, and Timothy said...

I made these tonight--with chocolate chips and some whole wheat baking mix. They are quite tasty--a wholesome treat!