Monday, June 14, 2010

M&M Dream Bars

Hello friends, have you ever thought you blogged a post, only to find out 3 days later that it never went through?  That's what happened to me.  I thought I posted this on Friday, but just realized that it never went through due to a server error!  And here I was thinking that just no one was reading my blog. :)  Well, here is another tasty, sweet treat for you! We had a graduation BBQ at my work last month for those students, that work in our office, who graduated. As usual, I signed up to bring a dessert (does that surprise anyone?).

I’ve made this recipe a couple of times before, as it’s any easy go-to-dessert, plus it’s delicious. The first time I made these bars, I took them to my friend Alli’s parent’s Christmas party (easily jazzed up with red and green M&Ms)…and I’m proud to say that her mom requested the recipe and they are now a yearly additional to the dessert table! :)

These bars are sweet, chocolaty, nutty and are like a big oatmeal cookie! There is a layer of sweet gooiness in the middle that really amps up the recipe from other bars. I love them! They are fabulous…and of course, they were all eaten up by my co-workers!

Bottom “crust” layer.
Gooey deliciousness.
Right out of the oven.


  • 2 cups oatmeal

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup coconut

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup melted butter

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

  • 1 cup M&M' 

  • 1 cup chocolate chips  
  1. Combine oatmeal, brown sugar, flour, coconut, baking soda, and salt; add melted butter and stir until moist (the mixture will be crumbly). Reserve 1 1/2 cups and press remaining crumbs into a greased 13X9-inch baking pan (I line the pan with non-stick foil.). 
  2. Bake 12 minutes at 375°F. 
  3. Combine milk and peanut butter; carefully spread over baked crust. Sprinkle on M&M's and chocolate chips. Sprinkle reserved crumbs over chocolate pieces and lightly press crumbs down. 
  4. Bake 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting. 


  1. I already have all of the ingredients for these, so I'm making them soon. I'm a sucker for any kind of bar dessert!

  2. YUM!! I love these kind of bars...I'm stealing this recipe and making these for a BBQ that we have coming up!

  3. I wish I had one of these right now! I just finished lunch and keep thinking I should have brought something sweet to snack on. Looking at these bars is not helping! Ha ha.

  4. Oh those look so good with the M&M's- yum!

  5. Holey moley, those look SO good. I'd probably sub the regular M&Ms with peanut butter M&Ms (I have a weird/random aversion to regular M&Ms...they smell like melty crayons to me. It's weird). I love the blog, definitely subscribing!

  6. I'll definitely be dreaming of these! I love your jelly bean background :)

  7. holy cow. i want these NOW!! they look so delicious! thanks for the recipe :)

  8. These look delicious! I love M&M's in baked goods!

  9. I am definetly going to have to try these they look so delicious! They have all the flavors and textures that I love combined in one! I love bar-type recipes!

  10. Ummm, yes please!! These look delicious!

  11. I'm sure these are just as yummy as they appear to be :) mmm...


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