November 16, 2010

Chocolatey Oat Bars

My kiddos love these ooey gooey oatmeal bars.  I love the chocolate on top!  *wink*

Chocolatey Oat Bars

1/2 c. butter, softened
1  c. light brown sugar, packed
1 egg, beaten
4 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 c. quick-cooking oats, uncooked

Topping:
12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 c. butter
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt

Combine butter, milk, choc. chips, vanilla and salt in a saucepan.  Cook over medium heat, stir constantly as not to scorch, until chocolate is melted.

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Blend together butter and brown sugar in a large bowl.  Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir flour, salt and baking soda in a separate bowl.  Add to the butter mixture.  Add oats and stir.  Press into a greased 13x9 baking pan.  Bake at 350 for 10 minutesAdd the topping and bake another 10 - 15 minutes.  Let it cool completely and slice into bars.  Makes 2 dozen.

*Note:  You may find the topping to be too much chocolate for one pan of bars (Not me, though...I can never have too much chocolate!).  In this case make a double batch of the bar and split the topping between the two.

3 comments:

Amy said...

Thanks for this recipe. I am trying to get away from buying ready made goodies, but my family loves granola bars. Of course, their favorites are the chocolate chip and the peanut butter ones. These just might fit the bill for homemade ones :-)

Amy
www.crazyforthecountry.com

Carmen said...

Amy, you might want to give these breakfast bars a try. http://oldhousekitchen.blogspot.com/2010/10/homemade-harvestand-giveaway.html

Thanks for stopping by! I am enjoying your blog as well! : )

Hugs,
Carmen

Andy and Ana said...

Love your music, so very uplifting.
Thank you :) Ana 'Our Front Porch'

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