Friday, November 5, 2010
Festive Oat & Candy Cookie Bars
Festive Oat & Candy Cookie Candy Bars Printable Recipe
2 cups oats
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups M&Ms, divided
1 14-oz can condensed milk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Butter or spray a 13x9 pan, then line with parchment paper, so that paper extends over long-side of pan; set aside.
Mix oats, flour, pecans, brown sugar, baking soda and salt together.
With the mixer on low, slowly drizzle melted butter into oat mixture; mix until crumbly.
Remove 2 cups of mixture and pat remaining mixture into prepared pan.
Bake crust for 10 minutes, then remove and allow to cool; lower oven temperature to 350 degrees.
Melt 1 cup of the M&M's in the microwave for about 60-90 seconds; remove and combine with condensed milk, stirring well.
Pour over crust and set aside.
Combine reserved crumb mixture with reserved 1/2 cup of M&M's; sprinkle over M&;M and condensed milk mixture.
Bake for 28-30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares
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