Saturday, July 07, 2007

M&M Dream Bars

2 cups oatmeal (rolled oats work better than quick-cook oats)
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup shredded coconut
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks butter, melted
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup peanut butter
1 cup M&M's milk chocolate baking bits
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine oatmeal, brown sugar, flour, coconut, baking soda, and salt; add melted butter and stir until moist (the mixture will be somewhat crumbly). Reserve 1 1/2 cups and press remaining crumbs into a greased 13X9-inch baking pan.

Bake 12 minutes at 375°F.

Combine sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter; carefully spread over baked crust. Sprinkle on M&M's and chocolate chips. Sprinkle reserved crumbs over chocolate pieces and lightly press crumbs down.

Bake 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting.

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