M&M & Pretzel Cookies Recipe

M&M & Pretzel Cookies Recipe
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M&M & Pretzel Cookies Recipe

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Kids and grown-ups adore these sweet, chewy and crunchy cookies. M&M lovers can go crazy with the candy, or add more pretzels for that extra salty bite.—Madison Allen, Destrehan, Louisiana
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MAKES:
72 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:
72 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed pretzels
  • 1 cup milk chocolate M&M's

Directions

In a large saucepan, combine the butter, sugar, milk and cocoa. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 1 minute.
Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter and vanilla until blended. Stir in oats; let stand 5 minutes to cool. Fold in pretzels and M&M's. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until set. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as M&M & Pretzel Cookies in Cookies & Candies Bookazine 2016

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 87 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed pretzels
  • 1 cup milk chocolate M&M's
  1. In a large saucepan, combine the butter, sugar, milk and cocoa. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 1 minute.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter and vanilla until blended. Stir in oats; let stand 5 minutes to cool. Fold in pretzels and M&M's. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until set. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as M&M & Pretzel Cookies in Cookies & Candies Bookazine 2016

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