Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fudgy Oatmeal Bars

These delicious treats were served at a shower I went to last week. I had to ask for the recipe, and Contessa Johnson was nice enough to share it with me. These fudgy bars are SO yummy!!

2 c. brown sugar
1 cup plus 2Tbsp. butter, divided
2 tsp. vanilla, divided
2 eggs
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt, divided
3 cups quick cooking oats
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
12 oz. bag chocolate chips
1 c. nuts (optional)

Mix sugar, 1 cup butter, 1 tsp. vanilla and eggs together. Add flour, soda, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Stir in oats. Reserve 1/3 of mixture. Press the rest into a greased jelly roll pan. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter, milk and chocolate chips in small pan. Remove from heat and add the rest of the vanilla, salt and nuts. Spread over oatmeal mixture in pan. Drop pieces of reserved oat mixture onto chocolate. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 min. Cut into bars while warm.

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