Monday, May 26, 2008

Oatmeal Fudge Bars (Ooey Gooey Bars)

These are similar to a blondie brownie (I think? I've never had a blondie) with a fudge layer on top. They're very tasty!

I made them as a quick dessert for a memorial day get-together.
Oatmeal Fudge Bars
(Chera's Recipe)
Brownie Layer:
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups oats (you can use quick or regular -- i use regular)
1 cup butter
2 eggs
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Directions for Brownie Layer
- Cream together butter, eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla
- Add flour, baking soda and salt to the mixture
- Mix well
- Stir in the oats (I reccommend doing this by hand)
- Press 2/3 of the batter into a 15" x 10" pan (I often use a standard 13" x 9" with no problem...just makes a thicker brownie)
Chocolate Layer
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz can)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup nuts or coconut (optional)
Directions for Chocolate Layer
- Melt the chocolate chips, butter, and sweetened condensed milk over low heat
- Add the vanilla, salt, and nuts/coconut to melted mixture
- Spread the chocolate mixture over the 2/3 pressed batter
- ** Don't spread to the edge of the pan -- the batter will expand during cooking**
- Drop remaining 1/3 batter by little pieces on top of the chocolate layer, slightly pressing them flat between floured fingers) (I think you could make cute shapes with this remaining batter if you were so inclined)
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.


3 comments:

bakingblonde said...

YUMMY! I make bars similar to these,they are a big hit! Your blog has lots of yummy treats and recipes I can't wait to try!

Lisa said...

These look yummy. Nice blog you have!

Tiff said...

This is very similar to Dorie's recipe. They look good!