When you’re looking for a simple dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth, this M&M Cookie Pie is perfect (especially if you have leftover Halloween candy!).
Do you happen to be staring at an overflowing bag of Halloween candy too?
Raise your hand if you can relate.
Even though the kids donated a record TWELVE POUNDS of candy to the Halloween Candy Buy Back program, we still have a rather large Target-sized bag of “favorites” in our home.
Which is dangerous.
Mostly for me.
So when the kids aren’t looking, I sneak a few packages of candy into a new recipe.
Not that they mind, of course, when they get rewarded with something like this M&M Cookie Pie.
It’s quick enough that you can easily make it after dinner (only dirtying one bowl!), and with the colorful M&Ms popping through, it’s a sure-fire winner. If you happen to be looking for something a bit more demure, you can replace the M&Ms with chocolate chunks – use up those Hershey bars! I personally love the chew that the additional of oats gives this pie, and the addition of oatmeal practically makes it healthy, right??
And if you really want to gild the lily, serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup over the top.
M&M Cookie Pie
Recipe courtesy of Cate O’Malley
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
6 Oreo cookies, crushed
1/2 cup M&Ms, divided
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9″ cake pan with non-stick spray.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, and oats. Make a well in the middle and add the melted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg, and vanilla. Mix everything together until completely combined. Add in the crushed Oreos and half of the M&Ms.
Press the cookie dough into the cake pan and then top with the remaining M&Ms, pushing them gently into the top of the dough.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.