Oatmeal Brownie Gems
Contributed by Diane S.
Source: Cool Web Sighting Newsletter

2 3/4 cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats -- uncooked
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter -- melted
1 3/4 cups M&M Chocolate Mini Baking Bits
21 ounces fudge brownie mix -- prepared

Prepare fudge brownie mix according to package directions for fudge-like
brownies.  Preheat oven to 350F.  In large bowl combine oats, flour,
sugar, nuts and baking soda; add butter until mixture forms coarse crumbs.
Toss in "M&M's" Chocolate Mini Baking Bits until evenly distributed.
Reserve 3 cups mixture. Pat remaining mixture onto bottom of 15 x 10 x 1
-inch 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 25 to 30 minutes or until
toothpick 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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