Thursday, December 4, 2008

cookie exchange recipe

Welcome to my entry for Scrappy Jessi's Christmas cookie exchange! Youve got to try these brownies!

(from taste of home)
I've been making these brownies for about 8 years since I discovered the recipe in a taste of home magazine while sitting in a drs. office! thats also when I first discovered the magazine and started buying it.
Everyone loves these brownies. I actually made a pan full last night to take to work today for someones birthday treat. the whole pan got eaten! they really are delicious!
so here is the recipe!
1 - 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup M&M miniature baking bits
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 or margerine melted
1 package fudge brownie mix (13 x 9 in pan size)

In a bowl; combine the first seven ingredients; mix well. Set aside 1 cup of oat mixture for topping. Press the remaining mixture into a greased 13x 9 inch pan. Prepare the brownie batter according to package directions. Spread over the crust. Sprinkle with the reserved oat mixture. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool and cut into bars.

do be sure to try these out girls!


Carla said...

Well, they sound good. I'll try them. I put up a pic of the cute snowman that VivLyn sent me next to the one I sent her. Thanks for hosting the swap. :)

Scrappy Jessi said...

these look fab doll,


have fun


tamy@simplymein said...

these look fantastic
I have copied and pasted in Word.
cant wait to try thes!
thanks for sharing

Heidi - what's in a name? said...


Twyla and Lindsey said...

Now This sounds like a recipe I want to try! You could even say it's a brownie that's good for you because it has oatmeal in it! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I appreciate it. Twyla

Valerie said...

These look good and I like that they have that much oats in them.

Sounds like a great brownie way to get some healthy oats into our families.


CupcakeDD said...

Yummmmmmmy!!! I LOVE oatmeal!! Can't wait to try these babies!!
Grins & Giggles!

Pieceful Bits said...

These look yummy! No wonder they were all gone (~~) Julie

Monica said...

My 8 year old is sitting here next to me and saw the photo and said YUM!
He wants to make them right this minute lol...we will definitely be trying them out , thanks for sharing!
have a nice weekend :)

Debbie said...

Oatmeal in brownies. Who'da thunk it? Sounds delicious :D

Anonymous said...

I saved the recipe. May try them during Christmas holiday.

Dianne said...

Love brownies-especially with special touches!
Happy Holidays!

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

Hi Viv! My daughter and her family would LOVE these...they are brownies peoples! Taste of Home is a great mag, I see if every so often! Thanks for sharing!

Yin said...

Oh beautiful! And I can eat extra b/c the oatmeal makes them good for me, right?

Thanks for the recipe!

Ale said...

thanks vivian! for your nice comments at my new blog,
so many hugs to you!!

Anonymous said...

oh how yummy! hey they got be healthier then all chocolate brownies! hehe just tell yourself that when you eat them!!! im host a blog party come check it out! hugs


Dolly said...

Ouuuu Viv these sound yummy!

I am going to make them for christmas!
Thanks for sharing!

Hugz, Dolly

Folksie Linda said...

Thank you for sharing the wonderful cookie recipe with us Viv.. and I wish you a Merry Cookie Christmas! Happy Baking!

AliGripp said...

mmmmmmm! These look yummy!!

Kai said...

I'm not looking, I'm not looking, I'm not looking ...! Sigh. I looked. NO FAIR! They look YUMMY, easy to make, and most of all, they look like 10 more pounds on each of my already ample thighs.