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Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Adapted just slightly from High Heels & Grills

Oatmeal Fudge Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #oatmeal #decadent #dessert #recipe

I have encountered these amazing fudgy oatmeal bars at parties and gatherings a few times in my life. Every time I “met” them, I reveled in them, loved them, wanted to know how to make them, but somehow the idea never crossed my silly mind to search for a recipe for them.

So it was lucky for me, then, that I chanced upon this recipe from High Heels & Grills. I immediately recognized my beloved bars and wanted to make them straight away, but I didn’t have any sweetened condensed milk. Oh dear! All right, I pinned these sweet things for later.

Later came relatively soon, as it seems I tend to find myself at the grocery store needing something or other (most often it’s milk, with my son around!) I try to add things to my list on my phone as I remember the need for them, so when I do a quick stop at the store, I pick up the little things I’ve been thinking we need. I made up a big pan full of bars, stuck them in the oven, and had to run out on an errand, trusting my son to take them out of the oven. I hoped that the timing was right because he doesn’t apply that baking love filter that I use when taking things out of the oven … it’s simply “the buzzer beeped, time to take the stuff out.”

I needn’t have worried. The bars turned out just as fudgy and rich and chewy and rich as I remembered them. I ate a few and took the rest to work. I got several comments from the developers who loved them … keep in mind, developers do not often speak up about things other than code and the intricacies involved with all the use cases for the software they are developing, so I take that as a huge compliment. Thanks guys! I am so glad you like them.

Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 24 - 36 bars (depending on how large you cut them)

Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup {2 sticks} salted butter, softened
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup milk {I use 1%, but any kind will work}
  • 2 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • For the filling:
  • 1/3 cup salted butter
  • 1 {14 oz.} can nonfat sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 {12 oz.} bag dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray a 13x9x2 inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and the brown sugar, then add the eggs, vanilla and milk and stir to mix everything together well. Add the oats, baking soda and salt and stir some more to mix it all up together.
  3. Pour about 2/3 of this oatmeal mixture into the prepared baking pan and press it down to make an even layer over the bottom.
  4. In a small/medium mixing bowl, add the butter and microwave for about 2 minutes on low, covered, to melt or soften. Then add the sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips and vanilla and stir. Microwave on high for 1 minute, stir and stir and stir, then microwave another minute and stir again. If everything is still not melted, microwave another 30 seconds and stir a lot more to finish up the melting. You should end up with a nice shiny looking mixture that resembles thick cake batter. Pour this lovely chocolatey mixture over the oatmeal layer in the pan and use a spatula to spread it out evenly across the pan.
  5. Drop the remaining oatmeal mixture on top in bits so that most of the top is covered, It's ok if some of the fudge mixture shows a bit.
  6. Bake at 350 F. for about 25 minutes or until nicely golden brown on top.
  7. Remove from heat and let cool completely to let the fudge layer set before cutting into bars.

Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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Oatmeal Fudge Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #oatmeal #decadent #dessert #recipe

This recipe was shared at Simple Supper Tuesday, Wine’d Down Wednesday, Thursday Favorite ThingsFreedom Fridays with All my Bloggy Friends, Foodie Friends Friday, The Weekend Social, What to Do WeekendsPureBlogLoveLet’s Get Real and Moonlight & Mason Jars.

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4 Responses

  1. I really love oatmeal and fudge bars. Yours look simply delicious! Thanks for sharing! Visiting from the Week End Social Party! :)

    January 31, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    • Ann

      Hi Kim, thank you so much! They turned out SO good. :)

      January 31, 2015 at 9:13 pm

  2. Oh my goodness, yum! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.Watch for your feature on Monday xo

    February 1, 2015 at 1:07 pm

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your delicious Oatmeal Fudge Bars with Foodie Friends Friday party this weekend. They looks so delicious, I’ve added this to my “must make” dessert recipes.

    We’ve pinned and shared. We look forward to seeing you again soon with another delicious recipe.

    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

    February 1, 2015 at 2:16 pm

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