If you had a choice do you go crunchy or chewy?
I almost always vote crunchy.
Seems like monster cookies have been around forever. I’ve loved the “idea” of a monster cookie, I mean, after all, it’s filled with oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips and m&m candies. Sounds great.
Except I like crunchy.
And you don’t usually see a crunchy monster cookie.
The other day I was at Costco and they had crunchy oatmeal crisp cookies in the bakery. (yes, I scout bakeries for ideas…even costco). Anyways, these cookies were thin and crispy (can you picture them)?
So it occurred to me, why not make a crunchy, crispy monster cookie?
These cookie crisps are almost more like a bark. Delish. Plus it makes a ton of them for sharing with others. Which I do every once in awhile.
(oh and don’t judge the washed out looking m&m candies. I know better than to put them in the refrigerator, but when I made these it was 90 degrees in my house and I had my AC off. Of course to hurry the process of setting the chocolate I had to stick it in the fridge. Doh. I knew better)
Now it’s about 40 degrees outside and my house is chilly. Guess it’s time to make another batch!
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- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup quick cook oats
- 3/4 cup crispy rice cereal (Rice Krispies)
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 1/2 cup milk chocolate morsels, melted
- 1 1/2 cup mini m&m candies
- In mixing bowl, add butter and brown sugar until combined. Stir in flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix in the peanut butter. Slowly stir in oats and cereal. Press dough onto a large parchment paper lined cookie sheet (mine was 15x10inch). Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until browned. Allow to cool in pan completely.
- To finish, spread melted chocolate over top of cookie bark. Immediately sprinkle with m&m candies. Allow to set (about 20 minutes). Cut into triangular pieces and serve! ENJOY!