1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 jar (12 oz) creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup Smarties/M&Ms
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup raisins or nuts (optional)
2 tsp baking soda
4 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal (not instant)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats.
In a very large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sugars. Add the salt, vanilla, peanut butter, and butter. Mix well.
Stir in the chocolate candies, chocolate chips, raisins/nuts, if using, baking soda, and oatmeal. Drop by tablespoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not overbake. Let stand for about 3 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool. When cool, store in large resealable plastic bags.
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