Check Out This Super Simple and Yummy Dessert: 5 Ingredient M&M Peanut Butter Bars

Check Out This Super Simple and Yummy Dessert: 5 Ingredient M&M Peanut Butter Bars

Check Out This Super Simple and Yummy Dessert: 5 Ingredient M&M Peanut Butter Bars

 

I’ve been prepping like a madwoman trying to prepare for a grad party we’re having for Logan on Saturday. When it comes to the food, though, there are only so many things you can do ahead of time. The big crunch is going to be today, tomorrow and Saturday as I chop and grate and sauté my way to completed appetizers, salads, a taco bar, and desserts for 100 people.

Because I’m making so many things, I’m focusing on really easy dishes. One of the menu items I was able to make ahead and freeze were these rich, chewy and chocolaty peanut butter M&M bars. Now, the recipe I followed suggests that you use a wooden spoon to stir the batter. But frankly, I don’t have time for that type of folderol, so I used my mixer. It worked, but the mixer wasn’t all too happy.

This batter is THICK, baby!

The thickness of the batter pays off in the end product though because these bars are decadent. The boys and I felt compelled to sample a square each. Then Jame came home from work and felt it wouldn’t be a well-rounded taste test without his input, so he tried a bar too. Needless to say, we all gave them very high marks. I mean, how can you go wrong with a 5-ingredient dessert bar when two of the ingredients are peanut butter and chocolate?

As a matter of fact, I can’t wait to taste them again at the party – purely to improve upon our scientific results, of course.

Here’s how you make the bars.

 

Recipe courtesy of: Rachel Cooks

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose Bisquick
  • 1 bag of M&Ms

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325º. Spray an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.

2. Combine peanut butter and eggs until well mixed and smooth

So far so good as the mixer is concerned. It’s all in a day’s work up to this point.

 

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3. Add in brown sugar and stir until combined.

The mixer’s work is getting a little harder, but it’s still not complaining overly much.

 

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4. Stir in baking mix until moistened.

Okay. Do you see the cement batter climbing all the way up the mixer’s paddle? It’s aggressive. It’s heavy. It’s heavenly.

The mixer is not happy.

 

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5. Fold in M&Ms.

Oh sure. No big deal, right? Just “fold” the M&Ms into this concrete block batter. You’re going to have to do some poking of M&Ms into the batter with your fingers and then press it down into the pan with your buttered palm to stop it from sticking. Once again, the end result is worth the poking and prodding and mixer complaining.

 

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6. Spread mixture in greased pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.

And . . . yum! This is the final product. Have them with a glass of milk, without a doubt. These are sweet, buttery, and rich, so one small bar goes a long way.

 

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Here’s the printer-friendly version:

5 INGREDIENT M&M PEANUT BUTTER BARS

Serves 16
Website Rachel Cooks
Rich and chewy peanut butter and chocolate dessert bars with only 5 ingredients! So delicious and simple!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 1 bag of M&Ms

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 325º. Spray an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.
Step 2
Combine peanut butter and eggs until well mixed and smooth.
Step 3
Add in brown sugar and stir until combined.
Step 4
Stir in baking mix until moistened.
Step 5
Fold in M&Ms.
Step 6
Spread mixture in greased pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.

 

Hmm. Looking at these photos, I think it might be my duty, as a good hostess that is, to thaw and taste one tonight before the big shindig, don’t you? You know, just to make sure they’re still okay.

Goodness! The job of a hostess is never done.

 

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Written by Becky


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4 Comments
  • Patty from MMV says:

    These sound scrumptious! I don’t have a fancy mixer, just a cheap hand one, so I probably will do the wooden spoon method – I do have those. I know the graduation party will be great!

  • Chaviel says:

    Oh my, these look so, so, so good. I cannot wait to get my mixer mixing and make these treats. Wow !!


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