Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Chocolate Filled Oatmeal Bars

Over the weekend, I baked these babies for the ladies I visit teach.  It makes a ton and is so dang nummy and gooey.  Every now and then, I get in the mood for chocolatey and gooey.  This is the solution.  Oh. My.  I'm proud to say that I baked them, took them to my ladies, kept less than half the pan at home and I only ate two before they were all gone!  But, it filled the craving, for sure!  I actually think that this is one of those "Mother used to make these" recipes. Not my mom, but, I remember having these like in the 70s.  Worth making, for certain!

1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups oats
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Mix butter and sugar together.  Add vanilla, oats, and dry ingredients.  Spread 2/3 of mixture into a large cookie sheet/jelly roll pan or two 9x13 pans.
In a separate pan, heat until melted:
12 oz. pkg. milk chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 tbsp. butter
1/2 tsp. salt
After mixture has melted on low, add 1/2 cup nuts and 1 tsp. vanilla. Pour this miture over oatmeal mixture.  Randomly spread remaining oatmeal mixture on top.  Bake at 350' for 25-30.  Do NOT overcook!   Enjoy!

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