We recently joined Costco, and to say the least we love it. I priced things out all of the time as I do the grocery shopping, so you have to watch what you are buying. It’s easy to load things up in their massive carts, but there are items I know my kids are going to go through as they pack their lunches on a daily basis. On a recent visit I bought a large bag of peanut M&Ms. I figured my wife and kids would go through those pretty quickly as someone is always in the hunt for chocolate, so what a better way to get some nuts into the mix as well. So one afternoon I was staring at that large bag of M&Ms and decided I would come up with a recipe to surprise my wife and kids when they returned home for the day. That’s when I came up with the Peanut M&M bars, and whoa were these things delicious.
Let’s get started.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 whole egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups of Peanut M&Ms
- 1 tbsp additional unsalted butter
Pretty simple ingredients for something so perfect.
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
During this time, add the butter, egg, peanut butter, and brown sugar into a mixing bowl. Mix until you have a creamy consistency, then add in your vanilla and flour. Continue to mix so the flour is nicely incorporated. Next add in the 1 1/2 cups of the peanut M&Ms. Gently stir.
Lightly coat a baking dish, large enough to hold the mixture, and lightly butter the dish.
Scoop the batter into the dish, then top with the remaining M&Ms.
Place the dish into the oven, and bake for about 30 minutes. The batter should come out clean when inserting your knife.
Let the bars cool before slicing into squares.
These bars are everything you love about a peanut M&M, but they have this added creaminess from that smooth peanut butter. Get a nice cold glass of milk for these puppies. Hope you enjoy!