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Fudge-Nut Oatmeal Bars Recipe

Fudge-Nut Oatmeal Bars Recipe

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

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • FUDGE FILLING
  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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