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1/3 cup AMERICAN HERITAGE® Finely Grated Baking Chocolate
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
3 large eggs
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1⁄2 teaspoon corn syrup
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 1⁄2 cups of creamy peanut butter
4 1⁄2 cups of quick cooking oats
2 cups of M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment or a Silpat liner and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars. Add the eggs, one at a time and mixing between each addition. Add the vanilla, corn syrup, baking soda, and peanut butter. Mix until smooth.
Add oats and mix well, scraping the sides of the bowl. Add the AMERICAN HERITAGE® Finely Grated Baking Chocolate and mix until it is evenly distributed throughout the mixture. Mix in 1 3/4 cups of the M&M’S®, reserving the last 1/4 cup.
Drop batter using a cookie scoop 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake until the edges are brown (approximately 10-12 minutes). Remove from oven and immediately (but gently) press the reserved candies on top of the cookies. Cool on baking sheets for about 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling racks. Cool completely and then store any uneaten cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days.