M&M Granola Bars
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.
M&M Granola Bars
- 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
- 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.
- You can freeze these bars for up to 1 month.