Monday, October 28, 2013

Oatmeal Fudge Bars

About a month ago, I made my first batch of Oatmeal Fudge Bars from the Mennonite Girls Can Cook website.  The first batch was a bit dry (sorry D & E!) so the trick is to only bake for 25 minutes.  Now that I've got it figured out, I love them.  They are a bit pricier to make compared to regular cookies due to the condensed milk and amount of butter, but I think they are worth it:)


 Here is the recipe via link and here it is copied below:

Ingredients:
chocolate fudge
  • 1 can (10 oz / 300 ml) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
cake
  • I cup butter, room temp
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups rolled oats
Method:
  1. On medium/low heat, melt fudge ingredients, stirring as needed, until well combined. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl of mixer, cream together butter and sugar, then beat in the eggs.
  3. Gradually, stir in flour, baking soda and oatmeal. This will end up resembling a stiff cookie dough. For easier mixing you can use a hook attachment on the machine if you have it... but it works fine by hand too.
  4. Using a wet spatula or wet hands,  press 2/3 of the dough into a 9x13 inch greased pan. Glass or light colored aluminum is good. Keep 1/3 for top layer.
  5. Spread with fudge filling.
  6. Randomly scoop spoon fulls of the left over dough all over the top - like islands - allowing spots of the filling to show. (I add a few Tbsp of milk to this part of the dough to have an easier consistency to work with)
  7. Bake at 350 F for 25 - 30 minutes. (Do not over bake - may appear a bit jiggly when you take it out of the oven) Let cool. Cut into 36 - 48 bars. Keeps well for days, refrigerated. Freezes well.

8 comments:

  1. Oh yes, these are good. I haven't done the MGCC recipe but a very similar one (also with condensed milk) and they are SOOOOO yummy. :)

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  2. ....more butter & more condensed milk = a happy dairy farmer ;)

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  3. Kelly-what's your recipe?

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  4. Can you bring me some? They look delicious.

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  5. These were beyond good. Fabulous. In fact, they were the one thing I asked for after giving birth and my motivation to get up and moving after my c section! True story, I had Dave bring them to the hospital as my 'reward' once I was allowed solid food. They were perfect Louise as was your timing with the meal you gave us.

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  6. these are in the oven as we speak! we'll see how they turn out - steve is quite skeptical when it comes to trying new recipes :)

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  7. Trish, let me know what you think!

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  8. Yes! Totally made these last night! :) Dangerously good!

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