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fudgy oatmeal bars

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Zelda Hopkins
Webb City, MO

This recipe came from my Mother. She made these when I was a little girl. I do something a little different and I will tell you about it but its up to you if you want to try it.Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For fudgy oatmeal bars

  • 2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 lg
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3 c
    quick oats
  • 12 oz
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk, 14oz
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    chopped nuts
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    smooth peanut butter[ optional]

How To Make fudgy oatmeal bars

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13x9 pan. Mix brown sugar, 1 cup of butter, eggs and 1 tsp. of vanilla in a large bowl. Stir in flour, baking soda,and 1/2 tsp. of salt.Stir in oats.Press mixture in pan.
  • 2
    Heat chocolate chips, condensed sweetened milk, and 2 tlbs. butter. Now this is where I add the peanut butter.Cook in 2 quart pan on low heat til chocolate is melted.Remove from heat. Stir in nuts, 1 tsp. vanilla and 1/2 tsp. salt.Spread over oatmeal mixture. Bake till golden brown 25-30 minutes.While warm cut into bars. I occasionally keep out some of the oatmeal mixture out and then apply it the top of the chocolate.