M&M Granola Bars

16 Bars
35 min

We are only a few weeks away from moving. So this past weekend, I took on the challenge of beginning to clean out our freezer and kitchen cabinets.


As I was going through our freezer, I found up to 10 fun sized packs of M&Ms my daughter, Charlie, had gotten for her birthday. M&Ms ("Meemees" as she likes to call them) are her favorite!! But there is no way she will eat (be allowed to eat) all of those M&Ms by the time we move so I had to come up with something to do with them.


That’s when I got the idea to make some fun granola bars out of them. These granola bars aren’t too sweet and are a semi healthy treat for her to enjoy.


They are only a few ingredients and super simple to make. I added coconut just because I have some I need to get rid of, but you definitely can leave it out if you are not a coconut fan.


I cut them into 16 bars, making them a perfectly portioned (145 calorie per bar) snack. I hope you and your kids can have some fun in the kitchen making these soon. They are both kid and adult approved!


M&M granola bars are sweet without being too sweet. They are a fun snack or dessert for both kids and adults.

Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients in separate bowls then mix together to combine.

Bake in a 9x9 pan for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

Makes 16 bars, 145cal each.

Recipe details

  • 16  Bars
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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Ingredients


  • 2 1/2 cups old fashion oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (optional)
  • 1 cup M&Ms
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x9 pan with cooking spray
Mix oats, flour, salt, M&Ms, and coconut (optional) in a large bowl.
Melt butter and honey together in a separate small bowl.
Add vanilla and beaten egg to butter/honey mixture and mix well.
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and pour into a 9x9 pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Tips

  • You can freeze these bars for up to 1 month.

Kaci: Thesouthernrd
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