Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Monster Cookie Bars

Here is another "goodie" mom made today while she is in town visiting...oh goodness, I can feel the weight attaching itself to my hips!  Three days of nonstop cooking stuff and mom is finally down and resting her back on ice, her back gets to hurting her when she lifts or stands too much....maybe this means that I won't gain 10pounds...only 5!! I'm sure after a bit of resting she will be back at it again! Nothing can stop a loving mommy and grandma from cooking and making her kiddos happy!  This recipe is adapted from my mom's monster cookies and made into bars, so it is a bit easier in the long run.  It comes from the blog You Go Girl, but it has all the same ingredients as my mom's monster cookies, so she was excited to try the bar version.  There is nothing quite like the combination of peanut butter, oatmeal and chocolate....this makes me a very happy girl! Mom doubled this recipe, so my son is taking some to his class at school(they love when his grandma comes to town!) and I have tons to put in the freezer so I can enjoy these long after mom goes home(which I think is the reason she doubled I will think of my mommy every time I eat one!....those mom's know what they are doing!)
Monster Cookie Bars
Cream together: 1/2C soft butter, 1C brown sugar, 1C white sugar
Mix in: 3 eggs, 11/2C creamy peanut butter
Then add: 1tsp vanilla, 2tsp baking soda, 41/2C quick cooking oats
Stir in: 11/2C chocolate chips, 1C mini M&Ms
Spray a 10inch jelly roll pan with Pam. Spread mixture into pan. Bake at 350 for only 15-18minutes, don't overbake them. Bars will set up as they cool.
Use m&m's according to what holiday it is!

This batch does not have M&M's, but double the chocolate chips

1 comment:

Abby said...

Any cookie that can be made in a bar is a winner for me! I love how the whole thing is moist and chewy!

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