* After measuring the brown sugar, crumble it between your fingers
for uniform texture. Be sure to pack the brown sugar firmly in the
jar to prevent the baking mix from sifting down through it.
In 1-quart wide-mouth glass jar, gently layer and pack ingredients
in the order listed, beginning with oats. If there is any space
left after adding the last ingredient, add more M&M candies
to fill the jar. Place lid on top.
Cut an 8-inch circle of fabric
to cover the lid. Place fabric over lid; secure in place with ribbon
of raffia. Decorate as desired.
Make a gift card with the following recipe.
M&M Oatmeal Bars
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Empty contents of jar into medium bowl. Stir in:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Press into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray.
Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until bars are light golden brown
and center is almost set. Makes 16 bars.