Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is an adopted recipe that uses regular pantry ingredients for a simple and rich treat. Very easy and quick to put together, but you need to give them some time out of the oven to firm up.
- 3⁄4 cup butter
- 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal (your preference for texture) or 1 cup old fashioned oats (your preference for texture)
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Cream butter, sugar and salt in a mixer.
- Add flour and oatmeal, blend until it holds together.
- Heat milk in a pan and add chocolate chips.
- Use low heat and stir until the chips are melted and you have a smooth chocolate cream.
- Using a 9x13 pan, press 3/4 of the dough mixture in the pan, spreading and patting it to cover the whole surface.
- Pour chocolate cream over crust.
- Crumble last bit of dough over the chocolate, creating a third spotty layer.
- Bake for 30 minutes, until lightly browned.
- Cool, cut, transfer to a wax paper lined tray and allow to firm up a bit before serving- I leave them for a few hours and they become fudge-like, but they are still yummy if you eat them sooner than that.
- You can also use a smaller pan- I have used a 10" square and just baked a little longer for a thicker bar, which required a longer cooling time as well.
- Note: removing to the wax paper is necessary-- if you cool them too long in the pan they are hard to remove, as the bottom crust tends to stick to the pan.
I was disapointed with these bars.... sorry
Thank you, thank you! I 'needed' some chocolate and I love bars, and these were much easier to whip up than other choc/oatmeal recipes. I used a 9 x 13 cake pan and did spray it w/cooking spray. Next time I plan to add some walnuts or pecans to the top crust. My family loved these as well.
What a simple, delicious dessert. I followed the recipe exactly, using old-fashioned oats. I was surprised that these weren't as overwhelmingly 'chocolatey' as I expected, but the buttery-oatmeal crust is delicious. I think next time I'd cut back the flour a bit and up the oats a bit - b/c I love the oatmeal. And I think I'd sprinkle some pecans on top with the crumble. I'll definitely make these again -- ingredients I always have on hand, and super easy!