Grandma's Mistake Bars

"My Grandma used to make these every year for Christmas, and I thought I had lost the recipe but my mom found it the other day, so I thought I sould post it so I never lose it again!"
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  • Cream together oleo and brown sugar, then add flour, salt, baking soda and oatmeal. Mix until it is crumbly. Put 1/2 the mixture into a greased 9x13 baking pan.
  • Melt 1 stick of oleo, chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk together. Stir until smooth.
  • Pour chocolate mixture over oatmeal mixture, then drop spoonfuls of the rest of the oatmeal mixture on top. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

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  1. CarrolJ
    I'm wondering if the reason other chefs haven't tried this recipe is because of the title. Well I'm here to tell you that these are addictively good! Almost a cross between a bar cookie and candy. Very rich and delicious! I knew it was going to be good when I couldn't stop eating the mix for the base and top. It was so good unbaked...but got even better after baking. What could be bad tasting with chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and butter! Definitely not for those watching their weight...but the rest of us can enjoy indeed. Made for PAC Spring 2013.
  2. Nancy P.
    I have had Gma's mistake's since I was a child. I am so addicted. Many tell me that they are too sweet. I also have eaten the batter lol I found they taste best sitting for 24 hours or more after baking (if you can resist the temptation. ) I am actually going to make them with-in the next few days... They are fattening so what I do also because they are rich , I cut them in small little rectangles and that way the person does not get sick of them and they can control the amount they have . I only know one person who has ever said no to a second piece!! lol


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