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Monster Cookie Bars

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24

One of our favorite cookies -- packed with peanuts, M&M’s™ chocolate candies and oats -- gets a super-easy bar makeover! Perfect for parties, lunch boxes or anytime you want a sweet bite. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ peanut butter cookie mix
Vegetable oil, water and egg called for on cookie mix pouch
2/3
cup creamy peanut butter
1
cup old-fashioned oats
1/2
cup M&M's™ chocolate candies
1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/3
cup finely chopped cocktail peanuts

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix cookie mix, oil, water, egg, peanut butter and oats with spoon until mixture comes together. Stir in candies, chocolate chips and peanuts. Press dough in bottom of pan.
  • 3
    Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 1 hour. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

  • The secret for cutting bars easily is to line the pan with heavy-duty or nonstick foil. When it is time to cut the bars, just lift the baked bar with the foil out of the pan, and cut. This also makes cleanup extra easy.
  • Try adding 1/4 cup raisins for a bit of sweetness.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
18%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
160mg
7%
Potassium
110mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
15g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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