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Fudgy Oatmeal Bars

I received this recipe from my sister-in-law, and it's been a big hit with our family. My husband and I are wheat and cattle farmers and we have three children.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    about 6 dozen

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and eggs. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in oats by hand. Press two-thirds of mixture into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  • For filling, heat butter, milk and chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat; stir in the nuts, vanilla and salt. Spread over oat mixture in pan.
  • Drop reserved oat mixture by teaspoonfuls onto filling. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes. Cut into bars while warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 130 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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