I waited a long time to post these because I had a bunch of Christmases to get through and didn't want to give up my secret before gifting these out! I finally remembered I had started this post a while ago and should probably post it before next Christmas....
These things are just so cute, and so versatile, you can make them for any occasion. Cynthia made some the other day with pink M&M's for Valentines day, you could do green ones for St Patty's, red for the 4th of July, and so on and so forth....just choose your material and ribbon to match your candies. Done and done!
Layer all these dry ingredients in a large mason jar, packed tightly.
1 1/3 cup flour
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1 cup cooking oats
3/4 cup m&m's
3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3-1/2 cup chopped pecans (I left this out because it was $7 for a bag of pecans...call me cheap but it was a principle thing)
Directions (taped to the bottom of the gift jar): Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir jar of dry ingredients from jar into a large bowl and add:
1/2 cup butter (almost melted)
1 slightly beaten egg
1 t vanilla extract
Combine thoroughly and roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and bake for 10 minutes. You can download the handy dandy FREE .pdf label printables at the link below so you don't have to design your own too! How convenient :)
Bakerella's printable labels