Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

My husband found this recipe several years ago in a the newspaper. It has become a Christmas tradition at our house every year since. Sometimes my husband fixes these other times throughout the year for a special family treat!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt 6 T. butter; stir in oats, brown sugar, flour, nuts, and baking soda.
  3. Pat firmly onto bottom of greased 13x9-inch baking pan; bake 10 minute.
  4. Meanwhile, in medium saucepan combine remaining butter and sweetened condensed milk.
  5. Over medium heat, cook and stir until mixture slightly thickens, about 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  7. Pour over crust; return to oven and bake 10- 15 minutes longer or until golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven; immediately sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
  9. Let stand 1 minute; spread chips while still warm.
  10. Cool to room temperature; chill in refrigerator.
  11. Cut into bars store, tightly covered, at room temperature.
  12. Yields approximately 48 bars.


Most Helpful

Very easy. The ones I made were all right, but not as good as I thought they'd be. I think the oats I used are really old which is affecting the taste. I'll have to buy some fresh and try again...

nranger7 February 01, 2007

These are really very good - and easy! I took them into work and they were gobbled up fast. The only thing differnt I did were to use pecans instead of walnuts. Based on the other reviewers, I made sure I watched the milk mixture - good thing too. It takes a while to get thick - but it will thicken super fast at that point.

Aunt Willie December 21, 2006

Took these to the teacher's lounge & was cussed roundly by all those trying to lose weight before Christmas! I tossed a little coconut on top of the crust before pouring on the milk mix--by the way, watch this closely, it scorches easily.

Barb Conley December 09, 2005

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