Trick or Treat
Smell my feet…
give me something good to eat… as the saying goes.
Well, hopefully you don’t ever have to smell my feet, yikes! But I do hope this treat would foot the bill for ‘something good to eat.’
If you are a Monster Cookie fan, these bars are just for you. They are basically just that, but in dessert bar form. 🙂
They are loaded with goodies like peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chips…and favorite fall candies like candy corn and m&m’s. Can you see why we like them? They are fun and festive – and they can be “added to” with 1/4 c. of goodies as desired. They pair perfectly with a tall glass of milk, and make for a great after school snack. Enjoy!
Be sure to not over bake or they will be too dry. Sixteen minutes was just right for these, baking at 350 degrees.
Other peanut butter dessert recipes:
Other chocolate chip recipes:
- 1½ c. all purpose flour
- ¾ t. baking soda
- ¼ t. salt
- 1 c. old fashioned oats
- ½ c. butter, softened
- ⅓ c. creamy peanut butter
- ½ c. light brown sugar
- 1 t. vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- ½ c. candy corn & fall colored m&m's, slightly chopped
- ½ c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¼ c. fall sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and oats.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter, peanut butter, and sugars until fluffy and light in color - about 2-3 minutes.
- Add in the vanilla, egg and egg yolk. Mix together well.
- Add in dry ingredients - then add candy corn, m&m's, chocolate chips, sprinkles, and mix until just combined.
- Press the batter into the prepared pan. Spinkle any additional sprinkles on top and gently press down.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes until lightly browned on the edges. The bars will still look pale. Don't over bake or the bars will be too dry. Remove the pan to a cooling rack and let the bars cool in the pan before cutting into squares.