Fudge-Filled Bars Recipe
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Fudge-Filled Bars Recipe

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"I appreciate the ease of baking these oat bars on a busy day, and our children love their fudgy filling," reports Renee Zimmer of Gig Harbor, Washington. "With colorful candies on top, the sweet squares are sure to sell at bake sales."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 cup milk chocolate M&M's

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 258 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar and salt. Add butter and mix until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Set aside 1-1/2 cups for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the milk, chocolate chips and shortening. Cook and stir over low heat until chips are melted; stir until smooth.
  3. Spread over crust; sprinkle with the reserved crumb mixture. Top with M&M's. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Fudge-Filled Bars in Quick Cooking July/August 2002, p10

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Stickmom5 User ID: 6800777 134738
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"I make this recipe all the time for potlucks and church events and have shared the recipe too many times to count! They are definitely a favorite for my family!"

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 62789
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"The only reason for the 4 stars is because they were a little bit crumbly. However, they taste really good, so I'm willing to try again!"

[email protected] User ID: 2235047 129524
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2009

"I get asked to make this dessert all of the time. Definitely a family favorite. I've been making these bars for years and they never get old!"

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