Oatmeal Chocolate Bars

Potential Superbowl Sunday dessert for you right here!!  These cookie meets bar Oatmeal Chocolate Bars are chewy and chocolatey and are sure to feed a crowd.  Be warned, this recipe makes a TON of bars.  You’ll want to share them.  Sharing is caring. 🙂

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Oatmeal Chocolate Bars                 Print Recipe Here

From: The Mother Huddle
Makes: 1 18×13 inch jelly roll sheet of bars

Ingredients

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups oats, quick or regular…whatever you prefer
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 12 oz bag chocolate chips (or use a total of 12 oz of chocolate & peanut butter chips)
2 tsp vanilla

Directions

Preheat oven to 350° and lightly grease an 18×13 inch cookie sheet with sides (aka a jelly roll pan).

In a medium bowl, cream together 1 cup of butter, brown sugar, eggs, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla.  Add the flour, baking soda, salt, and oats.  Stir together until combined.

Press 2/3 of the oatmeal mixture onto your pan.  A good trick to getting the dough to spread out evenly and not stick to your hand is to place a plastic baggie over your hand and press away.  Keep pressing, you can do it!

In a medium bowl in the microwave or in a double boiler on the stove top, melt the sweetened condensed milk, 1/4 cup butter, 12 oz. of chocolate chips, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla.  If using a microwave, microwave in 30 second intervals stirring in between until the mixture is smooth.

Pour your chocolate mixture over the oatmeal layer and spread evenly with a spatula.  Crumble the remaining 1/3 oatmeal mixture over the top of the chocolate layer.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top of the bars are a light golden brown.  Let cool and slice.

Add 1 cup of butter, brown sugar, eggs, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla to a mixing bowl.

Add 1 cup of butter, brown sugar, eggs, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla to a mixing bowl.

Cream the ingredients together and then add your flour, baking soda, salt, and oats.

Cream the ingredients together and then add your flour, baking soda, salt, and oats.

Mix until combined.

Mix until combined.

Use a plastic bag to help you spread 2/3 of the oat mixture onto an 18x13 inch pan.

Use a plastic bag to help you spread 2/3 of the oat mixture onto an 18×13 inch pan.

Keep spreading until the oat mix is covering the pan evenly.

Keep spreading until the oat mix is covering the pan evenly.

I used leftover bags of chocolate chips and peanut butter chips to make up the 12 oz of chips I needed.  A great way to clear out the pantry!

I used leftover bags of chocolate chips and peanut butter chips to make up the 12 oz of chips I needed. A great way to clear out the pantry!

Add 1/4 butter, sweetened condensed milk, chips, and vanilla to a bowl.

Add 1/4 butter, sweetened condensed milk, chips, and vanilla to a bowl.

Microwave until smooth.

Microwave until smooth.

Spread over the top of the oatmeal layer.

Spread over the top of the oatmeal layer.

Crumble the remaining 1/3 oatmeal mix on top.

Crumble the remaining 1/3 oatmeal mix on top.

Bake until lightly golden brown.

Bake until lightly golden brown.

Enjoy!

Enjoy!

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