Oatmeal Fudge Bars
Chewy oatmeal cookie and creamy chocolate come together in these Oatmeal Fudge Bars. So easy to make, and so much better than the Starbucks version!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 Bars
For the Oatmeal Layers
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter , melted
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup all-purpose flour , spooned & leveled
- 1/4 teaspoon salt , to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 and 1/3 cups large flake or old-fasioned oats
For the Chocolate Fudge
- 1 and 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup sweetened-condensed milk , 8 oz
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Line an 8x8 inch square baking pan with aluminium foil and grease butter or non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl stir together the butter and sugars. Then stir in the egg and vanilla.
Fold in the flour, salt & cinnamon, followed by the oatmeal.
Spoon about three quarters of the mixture into the bottom of your prepared pan to create an even layer of oatmeal cookie mixture. Set the remaining oatmeal mixture aside.
In a medium sauce pan over low heat melt together the chocolate chips, sweetened-condensed milk and 2 tablespoons unsalted butter. Stir occasionally to make sure nothing burns.
Once the mixture is a smooth consistency, remove the pan from the heat and carefully pour the chocolate mixture over the oatmeal cookie layer.
With the remaining oatmeal mixture, drop tablespoons sized amounts over the chocolate fudge so that some fudge is showing.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes. The pieces of oatmeal cookie on the top should look almost set. Cooking the bars for longer will result in crispier, less chewy bars.
Allow the bars to cool fully (about 3 hours) and then cut into bars.