Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Gooey Oatmeal Bars

These don't take long to make and taste great.

I've heard that to be a good cook you have to be able to adapt when things go wrong. I think they might be right. While I was cooking the sweetened condensed milk for these bars, I had to leave the stove to break up a fight between the boys. When I came back it was burned all around the sides and bottom of the pan. I ended up pouring the mixture through a sieve and separating the burned bits out. And it still tastes great! No burned flavor at all. :)
Gooey Oatmeal Bars
6 T. and 2 T. melted butter
1 c. quick oats
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. flour
1/4 t. baking soda
1 t. and 1 t. vanilla
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 c. chocolate chips
1/4 c. chopped walnuts

Mix 6 T. butter, oats, sugar, flour, baking soda and 1 t. vanilla. Pat in a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 10 minutes. While it is baking, in a small saucepan, mix sweetened milk and 2 T. butter. Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until thickens slightly. (Don't burn). Pour over baked crust. Return to oven for 10-15 minutes. Take out of the oven and sprinkle chips evenly across. Let set for 1 minute, then spread out the chips. Sprinkle walnuts on top and push down into the chocolate. Let cool.

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