Recipe by FLKeysJen
Everyone loves these at Super Bowl parties. A couple years ago I brought them to the Orlando Brewing Company's party and two enormous platters were completely finished. You can buy the colored M&M's at http://shop.mms.com or at M&M's World in Orlando, Las Vegas or New York. I make two batches, one for each team's colors. These could be considered "good" treats for people avoiding bad carbs since they have oatmeal instead of white flour, but "healthy" may be a stretch!
Top Review by NorthwestGal
It was a lot of fun making these for my daughter's horseback riding group. I used a bag of M&Ms in Valentine's Day colors, and put I a pink, red, white, and purple candy on the top of each cookie. The girls really liked that and thought it was festive. And I liked the fact that this cookie recipe used oatmeal (in place of flour). But the kids thought the peanut butter was too overpowering, and I agree. Next time, I think I'll reduce the peanut butter to perhaps 1 cup and see if that works better for us. But it was a lot of fun making these cookies. This is a recipe I will remember for almost any party celebration or special occasion, because they can easily be customized for almost any occasion.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened in microwave
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
- 1 1⁄2 cups peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 4 cups oatmeal
- 1⁄2 cup chocolate chips
- 6 ounces M&M's plain chocolate candy, in team colors
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix all ingredients in a food processor or mixer, except for chocolate chips and M&M's which could get crushed; stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
- Drop by tablespoons on an ungreased cookie sheet (I use a scoop which makes it so easy); then press 4-6 M&M's on the top of each cookie.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until just starting to turn brown; cool for 5-10 minutes before removing from cookie sheet to avoid breakage.