Sunday, June 2, 2013

Oatmeal Fudge Bars

If you haven't noticed already from this, this, this, or this recipe, just to name a few, I am a big fan of oatmeal in any type of recipe.  These Oatmeal Fudge Bars are no exception.  If you're anything like me then I've got a treat for you today.  These bars are like a thick chewy oatmeal cookie filled with a layer of fudge.  I'll take two please!

Oatmeal Fudge Bars
1 Cup Salted Butter, softened
2 Cups Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
2 and 1/2 Cups Flour
3 Cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
Fudge Layer:
14 Ounces Canned Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 Cups Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
2 Tablespoons Salted Butter
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
In a small mixing bowl whisk together the  flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.  In the bowl of your mixer beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy(about 2 minutes).  Add the eggs one at a time beating for one minute after each egg.  Beat in the vanilla.  Add the dry ingredients.  Mix just until combined.  Stir in the oats.  Set aside 1and1/2 to 2 cups of the mixture.  Spread the remaining oatmeal mixture evenly in a greased 9x13 pan.  Set aside and prepare the fudge layer.  In a medium saucepan add the sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and butter.  Heat over low heat, stirring continually,  just until the chocolate is melted and the ingredients are combined.  Be sure to watch the chocolate carefully.  Pour the warm fudge mixture into the 9x13 pan over top the oatmeal layer.  Drop small bits of the reserved oatmeal mixture evenly over the fudge layer.  Don't try to spread it.  Dropping it creates an open lacy pattern allowing the fudge to show through.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the chocolate layer is dull and starting to come away from the sides of the pan.  Cool on the counter for 2 hours and then refrigerate for 1 more hour before cutting.  Store in an airtight container at room temperature or we liked them best refrigerated.  Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from gonnawantseconds.

13 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

I'd love two too please!

Joan said...

Me too! Maybe three.

Hilary Morden said...

I've made these before and they are delicious! They're like the oatmeal fudge bars at Starbucks. Yum!

Tanna said...

Barbara and Joan I wish you could have been here to share some with, so I hadn't eaten so many!!!

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Lynn Huntley said...

These bars looks great~ Wish I have one or two for dessert tonight~Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

Cindy said...

Oh fantastic! I had a recipe like that and lost it. Thanks for posting! Nothing like that flavor combo for a super treat.
Cindy @ sunsetcoasting.blogspot.com

Tanna said...

Cindy, I'm glad you found the recipe! This would be a terrible recipe to loose:)

Jocelyn said...

These bars look fantastic!! ;)

Tanna said...

Thanks Jocelyn!

Amity L said...

I've missed this recipe! Used to make it all the time then lost the recipe in an apartment fire. Will be making them as Christmas treats for our Open House on Christmas Eve.

Just a quick question, I don't remember if these can be frozen or not - do you know?

Kate said...

I have now made these four times, and love them even more each time. Such a great recipe!

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