M&M Oatmeal Cookie Bars [Gluten Free]
No flour needed to make these delicious M & M Oatmeal Cookie Bars! With pantry ingredients like oats, peanut butter, sugar, chocolate chips and M & M's, this naturally gluten-free dessert will become a family favorite.
- ½ cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1½ cups peanut butter (creamy or chunky will work, it's up to you!)
- 3 large eggs
- 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 4½ cups old-fashioned oats (make sure they are gluten-free, if desired)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1½ cups mini M&M's candies
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Generously spray a large 12 x 18 inch rimmed baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine butter, both sugars, and peanut butter until creamy.
Add in eggs and vanilla, mix well.
Add in oats and baking soda, mix well again.
Fold in M & M's and chocolate chips, using a large wooden spoon or spatula to make sure that they are fully incorporated into the dough.
Place the dough on the prepared pan and press dough out to the edges of the pan (using either your hands or a spatula - if you use your hands, spray them first with non-stick cooking spray to help the dough from sticking to your hands as you spread it).
Bake bars for 18-20 minutes, making sure to not overcook. Let bars cool for about an hour for easy cutting.
Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg