Fudge-Nut Oatmeal Bars Recipe
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Fudge-Nut Oatmeal Bars Recipe

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Writes Kim Stoller of Smithville, Ohio, "When I make these bars for lunches and snacks, they're gone in a jiffy!"
Recommended: Top 10 Dessert Bars
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 312 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 258mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture. Spread two-thirds into an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; set aside.
  2. For filling, heat the milk, chocolate chips, butter and salt in a microwave-safe bowl until chips are melted. Remove from the heat; stir in walnuts and vanilla. Spread over top. Drop remaining oat mixture by tablespoonfuls over chocolate.
  3. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Fudge-Nut Oatmeal Bars in Taste of Home August/September 1993, p54

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lbsfromNC User ID: 103121 243747
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2016

"Very Good. Used a 9x13 pan. They are very close to a product that was sold at the small grocery store where I worked. They were made by a young lady and everyone raved over them. I made them to take to the staff at the local restaurant where my husband and I eat regularly as a Valentine treat."

kayco923 User ID: 1748021 1237
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

"I have been making this recipe every Christmas for years. It is so simple and Oh so good. No changes,it is good as is."

lmkramp User ID: 24036 2508
Reviewed May. 25, 2009

"My family has loved these for years! My favorite kind of recipe, simple, quick and oh-so-good!"

kulmer User ID: 1431558 613
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2009

"Very yummy! It's almost like a chocolate chip cookie with a fudgy filling in the middle."

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