Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 25 mins

A friend gave me some of these bars over the holidys and I could hardly wait to get my hands on the recipe and make some more. They are rich but, oh so good. My family and friends rave about these bars.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Grease 10x15 jellyroll pan.
  3. In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, 1 c butter, 2 eggs, and 1 tsp vanilla.
  4. Stir in flor, baking soda, and 1/2 tsp salt.
  5. Stir in oats.
  6. Press oatmeal mixture into prepared pan.
  7. Melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk and 2 Tbsp butter in saucepan over low heat, stirring until melted.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in nuts, 1 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp salt.
  9. Spread over oatmeal base.
  10. Bake until golden brown approximately 25-30 minutes.
  11. While warm, cut into bars.
Most Helpful

I have used this same recipe for years. I typically bake them during the holidays as they are a favorite of everyone. They freeze well. I simplfy the topping by microwaving for one minute instead of stovetop cooking. I also save 1/3 of the oatmeal mix to spoon on top of topping. Pressing the bottom oatmeal mix is the most difficult of preparation. I wet my hands while pressing. My best batch was when I used a can of sweetened condensed milk that was 6 months old (it had started carmelizing in the can.) For peanut butter lovers, I add a couple of spoons of peanut butter to the oatmeal mixture

Janie from TX July 26, 2003

These are great. I used semi sweet chips instead of milk chocolate. Delish!! I brought some to work and everyone loved them. Thanks for posting the recipe.

Jennifer G. March 29, 2015