Celebrate the holidays and make Santa's favorite Christmas cookie bars! No flour Christmas cookie bars are loaded with oats, peanut butter, chocolate, and festive green & red mini m&m's. Thick, chewy bars that everyone loves and they only take minutes to make.
Dump dough onto the cookie sheet and spread out with a spatula or back of a silverware spoon. Sprinkle the reserved m&m's and additional chocolate chips on top (if wanted). Press them down slightly into the dough.
Bake for 17-20 minutes.
Natural peanut butter does not work well in this recipe. You of course can always try it, but natural peanut butter is thicker and not enough liquid/oil in it, so baked goods tend to turn out dry and crumbly. But again, try it out and maybe you'll like it.
Many people have reduced the sugar by half or a quarter with great results.
I love the texture of the quick + old fashioned oats together so that's why there are two different oats listed. Many people have used all quick oats with great results.