Tuesday, January 29, 2013

M&M Oatmeal Bars

I'm always looking for a little treat that I can put in my five year old's lunchbox that isn't going to be like sending him to school with a buttload of sugar. This recipe was so so easy to make (you dirty minimal dishes - score!) and the results will blow your mind. I'll be honest - only one made it into my son's lunchbox. I'm fairly certain I ate at least half of the bars. My husband and kids did have a couple and then I had to make myself leave him ONE. Just ONE bar. Because the whole purpose of making these was to pack in his lunch :)
M&M Oatmeal Bars - don't let the oatmeal part fool you - they will knock your socks off!

What you need:
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups pancake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup M&M candies

Combine all ingredients except M&Ms.

Once well combined, stir in M&Ms.
Put batter into a greased 8x8-inch pan. Press additional M&Ms on top.

Bake at 350* for 20 minutes.
Cool and cut into bars.
Recipe from The Better Baker

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1 comment :

Melissa {Persnickety Plates} said...

These look awesome. I love how (in my head) anything with oats is healthy. I've never used pancake mix in a recipe-interesting.