The other day I was craving a sweet snack, but of course didn’t have anything and didn’t want to go to the store. So I did what I usually do… browse through my Pinterest until I find something that A) I have all the ingredients for, and B) doesn’t take long to make. When I came across these oatmeal fudge bars from Living Beyond Measure I knew I found a winner! They were easy to make and tasted as delicious as they look. Recipe below.
Oat Fudge Bars (adapted from Living Beyond Measure)
*this recipe makes one 9×13 pan or two 8×8 pans
- 1 cup margarine, softened
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/3 cup margarine
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I didn’t have enough so I did a mixture of semi-sweet, peanut butter chips, and white chocolate chips. Worked well!)
Beat the butter, eggs and brown sugar together. Mix in the vanilla and milk.
In a separate bowl mix together the remaining dry ingredients and slowly mix them into the batter. It will get quite thick so I ended up mixing it with a spoon at the end since I don’t have a stand mixer. Set the batter aside.
Mix all the fudge ingredients together in a saucepan and heat on the stove over low-medium heat. Stir often until chocolate is completely melted.
Grease a 13×9 pan or two 8×8 pans and spread 3/4 of the cookie mixture on the bottom. Press it down with a fork so that it’s even.
Pour all of the melted chocolate mixture over top.
Drop the rest of cookie mixture on top in spoonfuls and spread it around a bit. It won’t cover the top entirely, but that’s okay because then some of the fudgey goodness will show through.
Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes. It’s ready when the top is nicely browned like a cookie.
Let it cool completely and then cut into squares.
Side note: these freeze really well! So if you make it in 2 pans you can freeze one after baking and have it for later :)