Thursday, July 11, 2013

OATMEAL FUDGE BARS



Having a picnic?  Needing a dessert for a crowd?
These fudge-filled bars will please the chocolate lovers that
crave a sweet snack to munch.


Begin with an old fashioned oatmeal crust for a base.


Spread with a thick yummy chocolate filling.


Sprinkle with reserved crumbs ... bake .. cool ..
and they are all set to feed a crowd.



OATMEAL FUDGE BAR

2½ cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine

In a large mixing bowl, blend flour, baking soda, salt and sugars.  Cut in butter until
mixture is crumbly using a pastry cutter or food processor.
Reserve 2½ cups crumbs; set aside.

2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups quick-cooking oats

Add eggs, vanilla and oats to flour mixture; stir to combine thoroughly.
Press evenly into greased 12 x 16-inch or 11 x 17-inch baking pan.
Spread with filling to within ½-inch of edge.
Sprinkle with reserved crumbs.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until
topping is golden brown.  Cool and cut into bars.
Yield: 48 two-inch bars

FILLING

1½ cups chocolate chips
2 tbsp. margarine
¼ tsp. salt
1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp. vanilla
½ cup chopped pecans

Combine chocolate chips, margarine, salt and condensed milk in medium
saucepan.  Cook and stir over med-high heat until chocolate is melted.


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