Fudge Oatmeal Bars

Fudge Nut BarsWe’re in the final stages of a huge home renovation and the last few weeks have been filled with friends and relations volunteering to help.

All these hard workers need to be feed! These bars have become a staple around here. They are fast and easy to make and feed a small army.

My sister Teresa reports that they also sell well at the local Farmer’s Market!

Fudge Nut Bars

Cream together 1 cup butter or margarine and 2 cup brown sugar.

Mix in 2 eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla.

Add 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1 teaspoon salt.

Mix in 3 cups oatmeal.

Spread about 2/3 of batter in a greased 10 x 15 inch pan. Set aside the remaining 1/3 of batter.

Make filling by melting 2 cups of chocolate chips with 1 cup sweetened condensed milk, and 2 tablespoons of butter. Add 2 teaspoons vanilla. Stir till smooth. You may add 1 cup of chopped nuts.

Pour over batter in the pan. Dot with clumps of remaining batter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 min. until lightly browned.