Oh, my gosh, were these ever a hit with my kids! I mean, why wouldn’t they be, right? Chocolate, peanut butter and M & M’s, need I say more?!
I love this sort of a treat because, while there’s no getting around that they are a sweet dessert, they’re also packed with protein so they can easily be an after school snack too. This is not an empty calorie treat. I believe in moderation, and I love when there’s nutritional value in a homemade treat!
So please, serve this super yummy, easy to make dessert the next chance you get! You’ll be as big a hit as the treat!
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 whole egg, plus 1 egg white
- 2 cups salted, chunky peanut butter
- 1 cup oats
- 2 cups plain M & M’s
- 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Makes 16 squares
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Baking Time: about 25 minutes
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
Line an 8 X 8 inch, square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, use a large fork to blend the sugar with the egg and egg white. Then blend the peanut butter into the mixture. You will have a nice thick batter at this point.
Fold in the oats and M & M’s. Then spread the batter evenly into the parchment lined pan.
Bake in the preheated oven just until the batter has solidified, about 20 minutes. (It should still look a bit doughy.) Evenly add the chocolate chips to the top surface and return the pan to the oven. Bake for another 3 minutes, and then use a small flat bottomed spatula to spread the warm chocolate cups into a nice smooth layer.
Let this cool at room temperature for a couple of hours before serving.