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{Sweets} Mrs. Schae Bars

Lately, I’ve been using good ‘ole recipes from my childhood to whip up some delicious sweet treats! I decided to make these famous snack bars my mom always used to make my skating team for competition weekends… I think we’d make about 5 batches before leaving on Thursday nights to keep everyone sugared up and happy 🙂 I personally don’t think you can go wrong with peanut butter, marshmallows and M&Ms!


  • 2 1/2 c halved pretzel sticks (I used the butter snap squares and just broke them up)
  • 2 c corn Chex
  • 1 1/2 c M&Ms (holiday if available!)
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1/3 c peanut butter
  • 5 c (10.5 oz bag) mini marshmallows


In a large bowl, combine pretzels, Chex, and M&Ms.

Melt butter and peanut butter carefully- low heat. Add marshmallows to butter mix and stir well.

Melt this mixture in microwave (you can do stove top, I just find this easier). Stir often!

Pour over pretzel mix. Stir gently to evenly coat. Press into greased (Pam) 13x9x2 inch pan. I spray my hands with Pam also so its easier to press- or you could try pressing with sprayed parchment paper.

Cool until firm. Cut into squares. Wrap well to keep fresh! {Warning- don’t sample unless you plan on eating the entire pan. In that case, buy enough supplies for 2 batches…!}



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{Sweets} Mom’s Monster Cookies

Growing up, my mom used to make the most scrumptious monster cookies! I remember taking them to pretty much any function that required a treat of some sort. I picked up some spring M&Ms and got to work…


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 c. packed light brown sugar
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla (I always use a little more)
  • 1 12-oz. jar of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup M&Ms (seasonal, of course!)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 1/2 cups quick-cook oatmeal (not instant)


  • In very large mixing bowl, combine eggs and sugars until well blended and creamy. Add salt, vanilla, peanut butter, and butter. Mix well, no lumps! Add M&Ms, chocolate chips, baking soda, and oatmeal.
  • Once this is all blended, I typically add more M&Ms and chocolate chips than the recipe calls for- be careful… too many and the dough won’t stick together, too few, and its just not as yummy!
  • Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes or longer depending how big you make them!
  • I typically can get 50-60 cookies out of the batch because I make them smaller so I can justify eating more… But the recipe says it makes about 3 dozen.

Happy Friday and Happy Baking!


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