Chocolate oatmeal bars

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2½ cup All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Vegetable shortening
2 cups Light brown sugar; packed
2 larges Eggs
2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
3 cups Rolled oats
1 \N Semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons Butter
1 \N Sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
1 cup Walnuts; chopped



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

To make the crust, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, cream the vegetable shortening and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Fold in the rolled oats. Press ⅔ of the crust mixture into an ungreased 13 x 9 inch baking pan.

To prepare the filling, melt the chocolate chips and butter in a double boiler over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Fold in the nuts.

Spread the filling evenly over the crust in the baking pan. Press the remaining crust mixture on top of the filling. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until firm to the touch. Cool in the pan on a wire rack before butting into large or small bars.

Variation: I substituted approximately 1 cup coconut for the nuts.

It was very good. Contributor: 1001 Cookie Recipes from Gregg R.


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