Hey! Happy Monday! With our crazy summer schedule (or lack of schedule) and our big backpacking trip, it seemed like we hadn’t been trying many new recipes, which meant we hadn’t been posting very much on our blog. I’m happy to report that we have changed that- we’ve been baking and testing many new recipes. In fact last week we baked a ton, and most of the items will end up posted here- yay for that!
This bar cookie was one of the recipes we made last week, and it was for sure a keeper! I found this recipe on Living Beyond Measure and I knew I had to try it. I love oatmeal and I love chocolate. This recipe puts the two together. Warning! If you’re not a chocolate person, this is not the recipe for you. The gooey, fudgy, chocolate filling is rich and delicious and definitely the star of this recipe.
Oatmeal Fudge Bars
1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
1/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3 cups oatmeal
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt together:
1 can eagle’s brand sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mix the butter, eggs and brown sugar. Add vanilla and milk. Slowly incorporate the rest of the dry ingredients.
Mix well. I prefer using a stand mixer since it’s quite thick.
Spread 3/4 of the cookie mixture on the bottom of a greased 13×9 pan, pour melted chocolate mixture, then spread rest of cookie mixture on top in spoonfuls – it won’t cove the chocolate mixture completely.
Bake for 25-27 minutes at 350 degrees. If the top is getting a bit too brown, cover with aluminum foil for the last 5 or so minutes.
Let cool, otherwise it won’t set up and will just run when you cut into it. Even once the bars are cooled, the fudge center still says a bit soft and gooey!