Fudge-Nut Oatmeal Bars

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Writes Kim Stoller of Smithville, Ohio, 'When I make these bars for lunches and snacks, they're gone in a jiffy!'

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened

  • 2 cups packed brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

FUDGE FILLING

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. 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 and walnuts. Spread over oat mixture in pan. Drop remaining oat mixture by tablespoonfuls over chocolate. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes.