Oatmeal Chocolate Bars

These cookie bars taste similar to a “no bake” cookie, minus the peanut butter and minus the somewhat off-putting texture of the no bake.

Oatmeal Chocolate Bars
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, unsalted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1¼ cups flour
  • 1½ cups oatmeal, quick cooking
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Topping:
  • 14oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 6 oz Milk Chocolate
Instructions
  1. Cream brown sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, and mix until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together dry ingredients. Slowly add in to wet ingredients and mix until combined. Press mixture into a 9x13 lined with parchment, non-stick foil, or well prepped with baking spray.
  3. Using a double boiler, or a pot with an inch of water and another glass or metal bowl on top of it. Simmer water underneath, and add condensed milk, chocolate, and butter to top bowl. Stir until melted and combined. Pour chocolate mixture over bars in prepped pan. Bake at 350 for 12-18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

 

Cooking Lesson

Use the best quality chocolate that you can, and you will be glad you did! Good ingredients usually = good end-result. Bad ingredients never do.

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Begin by creaming together the brown sugar and butter. Add in egg and vanilla.

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Mix until well combined.

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In a different bowl combine the dry ingredients. Add slowly to the wet ingredients and press into a parchment lined 9×13 inch pan. Set aside.

Get 6oz of some decent chocolate.

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Melt it with the sweetened condensed milk and butter in a double boiler.

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Pour the chocolate mixture over the cookie mixture.

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Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12-18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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