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Mar 28, 2011

Ooey Gooey Monster Bars-Perfect for Holiday Cookie Exchanges

Treat a friend to one (or ten!) of these monster bars.

My friend J treated me (isn't that just as sweet as it gets? A friend who knows your love for chocolate and makes you a special treat?!) and Wilder/I have made them twice since our play date last week. I have shared from both pans, but not as much as I should've.

They are just so hard to stay out of:
Recipe (so easy):
Monster Bars by K. Brown
1/2 c. margarine, softened
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 c. peanut butter
4 1/2 c. oatmeal
1 c. M&Ms
1 c. chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients together and spread in an 11 x 15 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes, being careful not to overbrown. Cut in 1-1 1/2 inch squares; they are thick, gooey bars.
I cleaned a little today. I am impressed with myself as it is a rare occurrence that I clean before 9pm, or, well, ever. Wilder was busy playing with the Swiffer sweeper and Story was having her Cheerios affair, so I cleaned.

Had to capture the cleanliness on camera because it won't last.
Off to do stuff.

20 comments:

april@gingerbread girl said...

love love love that living room....for real it rocks!!
and you are such a sweet friend...

april

Jenna said...

Oh it looks like you did a GREAT job! MMMMMM. Will likes to play with the swiffer too!

happygirl said...

I LOVE your '50s style room. SO CUTE. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so HAPPY to have you. And, you are the second blog I've read today that rapped their pics around a GREAT song. LOVE IT. I hope you stop by again.

happygirl said...

Oh yeah, I crawled through your blog and ... YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!! Yeah, I can tell which one is you.

my little celebration said...

THOSE LOOK AMAZING!

Liz Lowrey said...

LOVE the new rug!! Looks perfect! I actually cleaned today too, it had been at least 8 weeks :(

gb said...

Yummy, you can bring the extras across the street.

va said...

They look wonderful Mindy!!! YUMMY!!! Living room looks great, too!!

Kyle said...

is that rug from IKEA? i l.o.v.e it!

and p.s. if you're ever looking for someone to load some extra sugary goodness on, i'm your woman! :)

danielle @ take heart said...

girl! i need these. and we need to catch up...

Drea said...

I love how vintage your house looks! and those bars look Delicious!

PaisleyJade said...

YUM - these look so good!!!

Jennifer said...

Those bars look SO good. I love to cook with my daughter and our daycare kids. However, the leftovers have a way of vanishing during rest time. Chocolate just screams my name! When you post pictures of your home, I am reminded of my Nana's home, and that is a big compliment:) I always thought her vintage style was so beautiful, of course it wasn't vintage in her time!

nancy @ {COZAMIA} said...

What an awesome place you have, every piece is special and unique. But I gotta get out of here cause those treats are making super hungry!!

Joyeful said...

I LOVE your living room :) A lot, a lot, a lot! Love the all the vintage decor and the timeless art deco furniture!! You rock.

mindy said...

Hey Mindy! Thanks so much for stopping by:) I found your blog a while back, but I was reading on my phone and didn't comment. You seem like so much fun! Why are all the cool bloggers in Kansas?! Those monster bars look amazing! Just what I need...thanks;) You've got such a fun style and your kiddos are too cute!

alisha said...

When I read your blog, you brighten my day.

Mary said...

I LOVE the turquoise swivel chair!!! Is it new?! I'm swooning!

karamurano said...

I love the room design, its so amazing! And I need those heavenly monster bars in my life asap!

Rachel~Wildflower Photography and a little bit vintage said...

Just popped over from Blueberry's Blog. :) Those monster bar look totally yum...so taking this recipe. AND...I so love your vintage chairs! ;)