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Oatmeal Brownies

 Oatmeal Brownies
The recipe makes the most of a handy packaged brownie mix, so they're fast to fix. If you don't have the mini M&Ms, use chocolate chips instead. Our kids love these rich fudgy squares with a scoop of ice cream.—Jennifer Trenhaile, Emerson, Nebraska
60 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup M&M's® Brand Mini Chocolate Candies
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, M&M's, flour, sugar, walnuts,
  • baking soda and butter. Set aside 1 cup for topping. Pat the
  • remaining mixture into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  • Prepare brownie batter according to package directions. Spread over
  • the crust. Sprinkle with the reserved oat mixture.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
  • Yield: 5 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 116 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 66 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.