No Bake MandM Brownie Bites is a bit different recipe for no-bake cookies as it uses a brownie mix instead of sugar and cocoa. You can use Homemade Brownie Mix or a commercial mix. These go together quickly and are great to make on a hot day when you are craving chocolate. The bites remain soft and do not harden up like some no-bake chocolate cookies do.
With the specialty MandM’s that are available for holidays, these are nice for parties. I still had some Christmas MandM’s left in my fridge, (I know unbelievable with my sweet tooth) so I used them.
Some helpful hints for making these are: pre-measure all your ingredients ahead so they are ready to add to the mixture, cut the cube of butter into 4 or 5 slices so it melts quicker, and use a wooden flat bottom spatula to stir the mixture as it scrapes the bottom of the pan as you stir helping to prevent burning. The well-used one I have is from Pampered Chef.
This recipe has been in my recipe files on my computer a long time. I do not know the original source.
No-Bake MandM Brownie Bites
1 box (18 or 19 oz.) brownie mix or Homemade Brownie Mix
2/3 c. milk
1/2 (1 cube) butter, cut into 4 or 5 slices
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 t vanilla
3 c. quick cooking oats
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1 c. MandM's
Cover your work surface with waxed paper. You will need two good-size lengths. In a very large saucepan or Dutch oven combine brownie mix, milk and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a full boil, stirring constantly. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add peanut butter and vanilla. Quickly stir to blend well. Stir in oats and walnuts. Carefully stir in M& M’s. Quickly drop by teaspoonsful onto the waxed paper. Let cool completely. Store in a zip-top plastic bag. Makes about 7 dozen.
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