Wednesday, January 26, 2011

M&M Oatmeal Blondies

I made these a couple days ago after making the baking mix, during which a crisis occurred. You see, my parents and sisters who live only a few minutes away had their pipes freeze during an extremely cold night.  No running water, no toilets working, nothing draining.  They had finally gotten their pipes to thaw and getting running water but still could not get their water to drain.  I offered to let them use our shower being the awesome daughter that I am.

Now we haven't been living here long, and there a few repairs that need to get done that we just either haven't gotten to or haven't been able to afford yet.  Recently the hot water faucet in our bathtub busted off but was still use-able using a wrench.  I had let my family know ahead of time before using the shower.  My little sisters and mother came and left.  Then my sister and nephew came for theirs.  

It didn't occur to me to let them know not to turn the little plastic thing to far.  In which it was turned to far.  I was standing in the kitchen pulling these out of the oven when I heard what sounded like a hose pelting our kitchen wall with water.  I walked into the bathroom to see what in the world was going on.  Water everywhere.  The water pressure had popped what was left of the faucet handle right off and water pelting the back of shower and spraying water everywhere. 

I had called my Dad to help because I had no idea what to do, I didn't even know where our water turned off at.  After about 10-15 minutes of water flooding my bathroom and laundry room we finally got the water to turned off enough by turning the hot water heater off, in which we had to pry a dry wall door off of because the people who lived here before us thought that bolting it shut was in some way a good idea. We were able to get the plastic piece that popped off and restore sanity in the house.  That faucet will have to be the first thing that gets fixed.

After all was done I cut into these babies, sending some home with my sister for the all the pain and suffering we had all been through.  I then sat down and ate the rest of the pan.  No joke.  I was exhausted.  And I don't feel guilty about it.  They made me feel better.  However I wished I had doubled the pan so I could have some the next day while I was still recovering.  

If you are ever in a horrific event, these are easy to make and will make you feel better, promise.  They are so soft and the M&Ms give you that chocolate you need to make your day better.

M&M Oatmeal Blondies
adapted from Mommy's Kitchen

1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 - 1 cup M & M candies (I use 1 cup)
1 cup brown sugar, packed
(light or dark, whatever you have on hand)
2 cup Pioneer or Bisquick Baking Mix
(any biscuit baking mix works)
1 egg
1 stick margarine, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract

Combine everything in a mixing bowl except candies. Mix until well blended. Stir in candies, reserving some to place on top. Pat into greased 8×8 pan. Press some additional m&m's on top and bake at 350 for about twenty minutes. Allow to cool and cut into bars.

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Anonymous said...

They are very good, I enjoyed every bite. Thanks for the shower.

Karen said...

You shouldn't feel guilty...some things you JUST DESERVE! Those look YUM. Can't wait to try them. (:

Anonymous said...

Mmmm. Those look so tasty. The red and pink M&Ms look like valentines Day. I think I'll use this recipe on Feburary 14th for my kids (I might sneak a few too!)

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