Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! I know life here has been busy we have been in the process of moving out and moving in the past couple weeks we are almost settled into our new Townhome! Very excited for everything to be unpacked and set up maybe a few days left. 🙂 One of the main reasons we got this townhome was due to this awesome kitchen! So much more counter space for prepping and cooking, even have dedicated shelves for our baking. 🙂
We were finally able to bake for the first time in our new place on Friday. I haven’t made these Peanut Butter Marshmallow Oat Bars for a couple years now! We made these the first time after we just got married. One of our family friends gave us a HUGE crate of candy and that was the first time I had Peanut Butter M&Ms (since then they have become one of my favorite candies). From there I looked in my recipe book Taste of Home Baking and found the M&M oat bar recipe that we put our own spin on. We changed the flour and changed up the toppings.
Since my pretty pink mixer isn’t unpacked yet I used the hand mixer, which I found fun and was a lot less to clean up! I began by beating together 1 stick unsalted butter and 1 cup brown sugar. Then I added in one egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Next I gradually added in 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Lastly, I added in 2 cups of oats (the first time we used 1 1/2 cups) either amount works both taste good! Then in a sprayed butter floured 13×9 pan I patted down the batter evenly and baked for about 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
Once cooked add the toppings on including miniature marshmallows and peanut butter M&Ms- place back in the oven for a few minutes until the toppings are set on top of the bars. Note: If you forget to do this you can place in back in the oven and still allow to cook otherwise all your toppings won’t stick. Once the toppings are set allow to cool on the wire rack and drizzle on some melted peanut butter. Allow to sit in the refrigerator overnight and cut into bars the next day.
Serve with a glass of milk and enjoy! I had a great time eating mine in the beautiful weather yesterday on the patio. 🙂
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*I also wanted to thank the 3 people who voted in my previous poll we took your opinion into account for deciding where to go on our next Anniversary Trip 🙂 *