Monday, January 2, 2012

FUDGY OATMEAL BARS

Can I just say YUM!?!
These bars have an oatmeal cookie base and a fudgy chocolate center.
They are very similar to my
and were a HUGE hit!!!

Fudgy Oatmeal Bars

3 cups quick cooking oats
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 Tbsp vanilla extract, divided
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

In a large bowl, beat together 1 cup butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Mix in eggs and 1 tablespoon vanilla. In another bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda, and 1 teaspoon salt; stir into butter mixture. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, heat sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, 3 tablespoons butter, and 1/2 teaspoon salt over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 tablespoon vanilla.

Pat 2/3 of the oat mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread chocolate mixture evenly over the top, and dot with remaining oat mixture.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in preheated oven.
Let cool completely, then cut into bars.

Note: Recipe Adapted from  www.allrecipes.com