Monster Bars


Recipe adapted from: Averie Cooks

Her photos and write-up is far more appealing than yours truly.  


1/2 cup melted salted butter
1 large egg
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup mini M&M’s
1 cup mini caramel bits
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
3/4 cup mini marshmallows



  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Mix together melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla and whisk  smooth.  Add egg and whisk again (adding egg after other ingredients allows it to cool so you don’t end up with a scrambled egg and butter)
  3. Add the peanut butter and stir until incorporated followed by the flour.
  4. Add all remaining candies and yummyness and fold to incorporate.
  5. Turn batter out into prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula.
  6. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until top is set. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean, or with a few moist crumbs. Allow bars to cool in pan for at least 30 minutes.



I made two batches of these babies.  One went to a friends house (I used all pink M&M’s for Breast Cancer Awareness in one batch – GO, TONYA, GO!) and the other went with Clint to work.

Let’s just say the boys didn’t make it to lunch before devouring them all.



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