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Mom knows her desserts. Somewhere along the way she decided that good mothering = having homemade chocolate goodies on hand at all times. I really can’t argue with that logic.
Usually the homemade chocolate goody of choice was chocolate chip cookies. There were never less than four dozen in the freezer at any time. And at Christmastime the chocolate repertoire was expanded to include chocolate-covered cherries, fudge, chocolate cherry cookies, and Andes mint cookies. Be still my heart. Is it December yet?
But it was always a good day when these Oatmeal Fudge Bars made their appearance. The fudge filling is perfect – smooth and creamy and perfectly chocolatey. The oatmeal crust is divine – crunchy, yet chewy, sweet and a little salty.
Oatmeal Fudge Bars Digest:
- Make a crust that majors in oatmeal and brown sugar. So good!
- Press a layer of that crust into the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.
- Then, stir together the simple fudge filling with chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and just a little butter.
- Pour that creamy, delicious filling over the crust.
- Drop the rest of the crust dough over the filling in clumps. (Is there a prettier word for this?)
- Bake it up for 20-25 minutes. Then eat the whole thing. Then make more for your family.
You’ve gotta make this recipe!
What’s your favorite chocolatey recipe?
Oatmeal Fudge Bars
- ¾ cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup brown sugar
- pinch salt
- 1¾ cup flour
- 1¾ cup rolled oats (oatmeal)*
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)
- 1 tbsp butter
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- For the crust, combine oil, eggs, brown sugar, salt, flour, oatmeal, and baking soda. Stir well. (It will be thick like cookie dough.)
- Press half into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish, covering the bottom completely. Set the rest aside.
- For the filling, in a medium saucepan, over medium heat, stir together the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter. Continue cooking and stirring constantly until melted.
- Pour the filling over the crust. Top the filling with the remaining crust. (I press small handfuls of dough together to form blobs* * and drop them unevenly onto the top of the filling.)
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until the crust is golden.