Oatmeal Brownie Gems

posted by alsgirl 06-08-98 5:17 PM

Oatmeal Brownie Gems

2 3/4 c. quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats, uncooked
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. light brown sugar, packed
1 c. walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 ts. baking soda
1 c. butter or marg., melted
1 3/4 c. M&M's Choc. Mini Baking Bits
1 (19-21 oz.) pkg. fudge brownie mix, prepared according to pkg. directions for fudge-like brownies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In large bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar, nuts and baking soda; add butter until mixture forms coarse crumbs. Toss in the mini baking bits until evenly distributed. Reserve 3c. of the mixture. Pat remaining mixture onto bottom of 15x10x1" pan to form crust.

Pour prepared brownie mix over crust, carefully spreading into thin layer. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over top of brownie mixture; pat down lightly.

Bake at 350 for 25-30 min. or until pick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs. Cool completely. Cut into bars. Store in tightly covered container.

Makes 48 bars.

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