Chocolate In-Betweens

Total Time
45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

The In-Betweens refer to the filling, but in our house it refers to meals, my Dornettes are always nabbing one of these in-between!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a food processor, mix the flour, salt, and butter.
  3. Stop when everything is blended into a fine meal (but before it forms a ball).
  4. Add in the brown sugar.
  5. Add the oatmeal, and pulse it to integrate.
  6. (Don't over-mix or the oats will get too chopped up.) Press about half the mixture into the bottom of a greased 9"x13" to 11"x14" pan.
  7. Reserve the other half.
  8. In a saucepan, combine the condensed milk and chocolate chips, and heat the mixture (on low heat), mixing constantly, until the chips are fully melted and integrated.
  9. Pour over the crust in the pan.
  10. Sprinkle the remaining dough over the top, coating it as evenly as possible, and then lightly press it (without letting the chocolate ooze up).
  11. Bake until lightly brown, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  12. Variations.
  13. Coffee In-Betweens: Omit the chocolate chips, and instead use four cups of strong coffee, boiled down to 1/2 cup or less of liquid.
  14. Fruit In-Betweens: Omit the chocolate chips and condensed milk, and instead spread a layer of your favorite flavor of preserves in between the oatmeal cookie layers.
  15. (My personal favorite is blackberry.).

Reviews

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REALLY REALLY GOOD, MOM! I made the coffee in-betweens. When my dad had the first bite he exclaimed, "Tasty it is!" :-) And then he asked for another and another and oh well, soon there were hardly any left;-) Please note: Since my brown sugar had gone very hard, I grated it(good exercise- thank you!) by hand and then added it to the remaining ingredients. I substituted the butter with cold (refrigerated) margarine. This is very much like a chocolate barfi in appearance. Infact, dad thought I was offering him some barfi. LOL. I can't wait to try this with chocolate chips. Thank you very very much for a tasty in-between.

Charishma_Ramchandani October 01, 2003

These bars are quite good, but a little dry, and perhaps the top is a bit too crumbly, maybe a frosting would complement them well. However they're an easy and fast snack, I think the fruit preserve version would suit my taste better, I'll definitely give it another try!

AdriMicina May 02, 2004

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