Boy am I excited to share this recipe with you! M&M’s came out with their newest flavor for the Halloween season. M&M’s White Chocolate Candy Corn. When I was thinking of all the things you can make with M&M’s you think of cookies and candies but I bet you wouldn’t think about Granola Bars. So I set out for Walmart ‘s Halloween section to find some of the new M&M’s candy along with some of the best fall colors to add to my granola bars. It’s a healthy option to a month filled with candies.
Here is what you will need.
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 1/2 cup craisins
- 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
- 2 cups M&M’s White Chocolate Candy Corn (Crushed equals about 1 cup, see my notes below the recipe)
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, peanut butter, honey, butter and vanilla. Make sure each item is thoroughly mixed before adding in the next. Stir in the oats, sunflower kernels, raisins, wheat germ and pepitas. Fold in M&M’s.
- Press into an 9X13-in. square baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until set and edges are browned. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
In order to get the M&M’s crushed properly without creating strait sugar powder you will do all your crushing and squishing until you get the size chunks that you like, then sift them with a stainer. I first tried crushing in a bag and it didn’t work and tore a whole in the bag. So I would try crushing them in a bowl with something hard pressing onto it or if you have a chopper (generally used for nuts) that worked pretty well for me. Then I took my spaghetti strainer and sifted the powder from the chunks.
You can view the entire step by step process of this recipe with pictures on ThisMoment. Enjoy, they are very yummy.
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Wow! So creative! Would have never thought to add them to a granola bar recipe! Yummy & fun! 🙂