Monday, February 25, 2008

I loved these rich, chocolatey bars as a child, and this recipe is exactly how I remember them. They're just as delicious now that I'm a grown-up.

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups quick-cooking oats
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

-In a mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. -Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture.
-Spread two-thirds in the bottom of an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; set aside.
-For filling, heat milk, chocolate chips, butter and salt in a saucepan or microwave-safe bowl until melted. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.
-Spread over oat mixture in pan. Drop remaining oat mixture by tablespoonfuls over chocolate.
-Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes.



Joanna said...

I made these for my husband's staff at work and they LOVED them! I only had 2 cups of oatmeal on hand so I added a cup of crushed walnuts. They are so yummy!

Heather said...

Joanna, I'm so glad you liked them! They were a favorite of mine as a kid.