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Fudgy Oatmeal Bars Recipe

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. YIELD:72 servings


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


  • 1. In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture. Stir in oats by hand. Press two-thirds of mixture into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-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 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. Yield: about 6 dozen.

Nutritional 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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