Oatmeal Fudge Bars II
Delicious to add to school lunches or for after school. Recipe source: Bon Appetit March 1984
- Ready In:
- 1 cup margarine or 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 large eggs
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 1⁄2 cups walnuts, chopped (optional)
- 2 tablespoons margarine
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Spray a 10x15-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray (Pam) or grease pan.
- Cream 1 cup margarine with sugar in a large bowl.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Add oats, flour, 2 teaspoons vanilla, baking soda and 1 teaspoon salt.
- Stir in 1 cup walnuts (if using). Set aside.
- Combine milk and chocolate in top of double boiler over hot water (or melt in microwave), stirring until chocolate melts.
- Add remaining ingredients (walnuts - salt) and stir well to combine.
- Spoon 2/3 of the oatmeal mixture into prepared pan, spreading evenly.
- Spread chocolate mixture over top of oatmeal mixture in pan.
- Crumble remaining oatmeal mixture over chocolate and spread evenly with fork or spatula.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
- When cool cut into bars.
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ellie...These are super...rich, chewy and a real treat! We loved them, especially BF who is a oatmeal cookie nut!! I made them without the nuts and I think that I only put in 2 cups of flour instead of 2 1/2 BUT that only made them more chewier and more oatmeal tasting. A word to the wise, make sure to use a 10x15 pan with about a 1 inch side as they dont run over the pan but they will come very very close if you just use a thinner pan. Mine is like a cookie sheet with smaller sides and I had to put a bigger sheet underneath them. The chocolate layer is to die for but it is soft and makes for spreading the oatmeal a little difficult. I just kinda globbed it on and then carefull spread it around. As long as you get enough topping in each cut piece they are fine, but if you dont you will have to eat them with a fork because you cant pick up only the chocolate. Sorry if this seems critical, dont mean for it to be as these truly are a quick and yummy bar cookie..Thanx ellie!