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Fudge Nut Oat Bars

DeannaS's picture

I don't know the actual source for these. My husband used to make them when he worked in a coffee shop.

Fudge Nut Oat Bars
2 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats (I've used regular and it was fine)
2 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts, divided
1 1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
12 T cold butter, cut in pieces
2 eggs
2 t. vanilla, divided
1 can (5 oz) evaporated milk
3 T. butter
2 T. dark corn syrup (I've used light and it's fine)
2 1/2 cups chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 10 X 15 inch pan (I've used a 9 X 13).

2. Combine oats, flour, sugars, 3/4 cup of the walnuts, baking soda and salt. Cut in the cold butter peices with a pastry cutter or 2 knives until the size of peas. (Don't use a FP - it'll pulverize the oats. You can just use your fingers and smush the dough between them.)

3. Add eggs and 1 t. of vanilla and mix by hand until mixutre just begins to hold together. Do not overmix.

4. Press half the dough onto the bottom of the baking pan.

5. Heat milk, 3 T. of butter, and corn syrup together. When milk boils, turn heat off, add chocolate chips and stir until smooth. Stir in remaining 1 t. of vanilla and 3/4 cup walnuts (I usually omit these nuts).

6. Smooth chocolate mix over pressed dough; crumble remaining dough evenly over surface and press it lightly into filling. Bake 20 minutes. Cool, cut and serve.

"As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists." - Joan Dye Gussow

CookiM0nster's picture

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