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chocolate in-between bars

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Angela (Grammy) Derby
Charlotte, NC

These "Chocolate In-Betweens" are that perfect mixture of oatmeal cookie with a chocolate filling that tastes like fudge. Easy to make, and even easier to eat!

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With a fudgy ganache-like center and a chewy oatmeal crust, what is there not to like about this delicious dessert? These cookie bars are great for a bake sale or an after-dinner treat. They were eaten real fast in the Test Kitchen. So good!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 15+
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate in-between bars

  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 c
    brown sugar, packed
  • 2
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 c
    quick-cooking oats
  • 2 1/2 c
    cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk, 14.5 oz.
  • 2 c
    semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts (if desired)

How To Make chocolate in-between bars

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350'F.
  • 2
    In a bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.
  • 3
    In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture.
  • 4
    Press about 3/4 of the mixture into an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; set aside.
  • 5
    For filling, heat the sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, butter and salt in a microwave-safe bowl until chips are melted. (You can also do this in a double boiler.)
  • 6
    Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla, (and chopped walnuts, if desired). Spread over top. Drop remaining oat mixture by tablespoonsful over chocolate.
  • 7
    Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.