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Fudge-Nut Oatmeal Bars

Writes Kim Stoller of Smithville, Ohio, "When I make these bars for lunches and snacks, they're gone in a jiffy!"
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • FUDGE FILLING
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture. Spread two-thirds into an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan; set aside.
  • For filling, heat the milk, chocolate chips, butter and salt in a microwave-safe bowl until chips are melted. Remove from the heat; stir in walnuts and vanilla. Spread over top. Drop remaining oat mixture by tablespoonfuls over chocolate.
  • Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 312 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 258mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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