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No Bake M&M's® Granola Bars

Chewy no bake granola bars studded with M&M's® and perfect for some summer fun-shine and spontaneous outings! And don't forget to enter the "Share A Little Funshine Sweepstakes"
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: granola bars, m&ms, no bake
Servings: 16
Calories: 279kcal
Author: Rachael

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quick cooking oats or pulse whole oats in a food processor a bit
  • 2 cups whole oats
  • 2 C rice crispy cereal
  • 1/2 C shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 1/2 C honey
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup Plain M&M’s®
  • 1/3 Cup Peanut M&M’s®

Instructions

  • Mix oats, cereal, pecan pieces and coconut in a mixing bowl.
  • Melt butter over a medium high heat in a small sauce pan.
  • Add the honey, brown sugar and salt to the butter.
  • Stir together until mixed, then leave it alone until it comes to a boil.
  • Give it a stir, then once the whole pot is boiling, set a timer for 2 mins and 15 seconds, and turn the heat down to medium.
  • Make sure it keeps boiling.
  • After the vanilla and mix together, then pour the mixture over the oats.
  • Give it a good stir until mixed together and completely coated.
  • Add in the M&M’s® Plain
  • Add in the M&M’s® Peanut
  • Press into a cookie sheet (18 x 13 pan) that is lightly greased and lined with parchment paper. Press well so that the bars do not fall apart when you eat them.
  • Put in the fridge for 20 minutes to firm up, then cut into size.

Nutrition

Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2.3mg