Monday, June 09, 2008

Oat fudge bars


In a comments conversation on my friends blog, I mentioned that I had a recipe for oat fudge bars... as in the super yummy starbucks treat! I'm sure that it is not THE actual recipe, but I've made them before and they were pretty good! Someone asked for the recipe so I figured that it would probably be easiest to just post it on here! So here we go!

1 cup butter
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate pieces
1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk (can use low fat or fat free too)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
2 tsp vanilla

1. Set aside 2 TBS of the butter. In a large mixing bowl beat the remaining butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar and baking soda. Beat till combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and 2 tsp vanilla till combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour. Stir in rolled oats.

2. For filling, in a medium saucepan combine the reserved 2 TBS butter, chocolate pieces, and sweetened condensed milk. Cook over low heat till chocolate melts, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in the walnuts or pecans and 2 tsp vanilla.

3. Press 2/3 of the rolled oats mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Spread filling evenly over the oat mixture. Dot remaining rolled oats mixture over the filling.

4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes or till top is lightly browned (chocolate filling will still look moist). Cool on wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes about 60 bars.

Recipe courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens


EDITED

I made these bars yesterday and here are a few little tips that I had forgotten:

- put 3/4 of the dough on the bottom, not 2/3 - you end up with too much to put on top

- wet your hands before pressing the dough into the dish, then they won't stick to the dough as much.

1 comment:

susan santos said...

Thank you so much - I cannot wait to make them!! They sound delish!