I was thrifting and found a treasure. It was a local church cookbook that I didn’t have. YAHOO. I keep telling myself no more cookbooks, but I’ve given up. I’ve learned that they are my hobby and what’s a hobby without a collection?? It was $3 so it’s not like I’m spending money wildly.
This one is from the neighboring town to the east of here. I know many of the people who submitted recipes to the book. The grandma’s of several of my childcare kiddos have recipes in here.
I read cookbooks like more people read books…crazy I know.
This is the recipe I decided to try…Josine’s Favorite Bars.
I don’t keep oleo or margarine on hand so I opted to use real butter.
Other than that… I followed the recipe. 2/3 of the mix went in the bottom of the pan and baked.
Then I mixed sweet and condensed milk with peanut butter. It was hard to mix so I warmed the two in the microwave for 30 seconds and then it mixed up super easy.
The mixture of peanut butter and sweet and condensed milk was the reason I was prompted to give the recipe a try.
I thought these would also be great to try as I had some Christmas M&Ms.
Had I known, I might have put more of the dough mix in the bottom and less on the top so the M&Ms showed through more.
Here they are done and cooled. YUM. Yep, it was me that tried them…Gannon ate the other one. We both liked them a lot. I’ll definitely be making these again.
Note the recipe says bake 15-20 minutes during the last time in the oven. I would definitely lean towards the 20 minutes. I’d also not put as much topping on the bars and more in the crust to let the M&Ms show a little more.
All in all the recipe is a keeper!!