I’m not even kidding. There are FIVE ingredients in this recipe!
1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + oven = Delicious!
6 – 1 = Easy!
Peanut Butter + M&Ms = Happy!
Math lesson over. Moving on.
I saved that picture as “Oh-Yum.” Seems to me it is much more descriptive than “M&M-Peanut-Butter-Bars-3.” Tell me you don’t agree!
These bars are not only insanely easy to make, but they are so delicious. Soft, chewy, and super sweet. I’d recommend a big glass of milk and coffee. And small bites that savor each morsel. Notice I said small bites, not small bars.
M&M Peanut Butter Bars
adapted from What Megan’s Making
3/4 cup peanut butter (I used creamy, but I bet chunky would be great too!)
2 large eggs
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups all-purpose baking mix (Bisquick, for example)
1 bag of M&Ms (I used regular–but now I’m thinking peanut butter M&Ms would be W-O-W)
1. Preheat oven to 325*F. Spray an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.
2. Combine peanut butter and eggs until well mixed and smooth.
3. Add in brown sugar and stir until combined.
4. Stir in baking mix until moistened (I used my hands because the spoon wasn’t cutting it for me–it is a very thick batter).
5. Fold in M&Ms. Again, using my hands worked best for this step. Not all of the M&Ms stuck in the batter (or perhaps it would be more accurate to call it dough). I just shoved them in when I put it all in the pan.
6. Spread mixture in greased pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Verdict: I think I covered this already, but if you weren’t listening–they are delicious! VERY sweet though, in all seriousness, they are best in moderation.
Husband’s take: He didn’t have any. He’s not the biggest fan of peanut butter desserts. Crazzzzzy. I’m quite sure he was silently cursing me for not making his favorite treat.
1-year-old daughter’s take: None of these for her! Sorry kiddo. Now, before you start thinking that I ate the whole pan–I brought these to the kid’s birthday party to share with family and friends.
Changes I would make: None!
Difficulty: Five ingredients folks. Should we review the math lesson? This recipe is EASY!