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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

chocolate oat squares

Recognize the picture? It's the one currently used on my new homepage. These delectable treats are one of my all-time favorites.



CHOCOLATE OAT SQUARES

1 c. plus 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, softened, divided
2 c. packed brown sugar
2 eggs
4 tsp. vanilla extract, divided
3 c. quick-cooking aots
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt, divided
1 tsp. baking soda
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
2 c. (12 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
1 c. chopped walnuts

In a mixing bowl, cream 1 c. butter and brown sugar. Beat in eggs and 2 tsp. vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, 1 teaspoon salt and baking soda in a separate bowl; stir into creamed mixture. Press 2/3 of oat mixture into a greased 9" x 13" baking stone (or pan). It's also fine in an 8" x 8" pan. You'll just have taller squares.

In a saucepan combine milk, chocolate chips and remaining butter and salt. Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted. Remove from the heat; stir in walnuts and remaining vanilla. Spread over the crust. Sprinkle with remaining oat mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool. Cut into squares.

Yield: 4 dozen.

14 Comments:

Blogger momoftwo said...

Becky - These look awesome! I do recognize them from the cover page of your website!! Can't wait to try them!! Thanks!!

December 13, 2007 at 5:06 AM  
Blogger Houston said...

I don't think the first comment worked so.... I am really excited to make these, I have been looking for this recipe and I will be whipping up a batch this afternoon! Also I just wanted to say that I love your new site and the disclaimer is great!

December 13, 2007 at 5:29 AM  
Blogger Kay said...

I am so glad you have the recipes, I have been copying them into a file on my computer, so this is great! You are so amazing! I love your recipes and how simple and quick they are!

December 13, 2007 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Jody said...

Thanks for sharing - these look really good! I have a question for you. I made your mint fudge (big hit with playgroup!) I was wondering - do you have to keep the fudge refrigerated since it has cream cheese in it? My hubbie is taking some to work tomorrow and I'm not sure where he should keep it until the potluck starts. Thanks!

December 13, 2007 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger "Intentionally Katie" said...

Oh MY...these will be in my cookie baskets for my neighbors this year for sure. I'm going to see if I have all of the ingredients to make them now! Thanks!

December 13, 2007 at 1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These remind me of a boxed baked good that was available when we were kids, and my hubby and I were just talking about it last week. Does anyone else remember "Fudge Jumbles"? I can't wait to give these a try. Thanks.
~Michelle in MD

December 13, 2007 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Oh my word, Becky! I thought only my family had the recipe for these! They were always called "Shauna's cookies" because the recipe came from a dear friend of my mom's named Shauna. Funny how recipes migrate among friends, isn't it?!?!

Love the new look of the website! Have a wonderful Christmas.

-Taco Salad Kristin in Surprise

December 13, 2007 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger Helena said...

Beckyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
I hate you, I hate you, I HATE YOU!!! I'm drooling over my keyboard! I'm on a diet but how can I resist these?? I love oatmeal cookies in general and I bring boxes of oatmeal from Finland every time I go there because here in Italy we don't have oatmeal!!
I MUST try these. And if they are half as good as they look, I'll hate you even more!! :)))

Helena

Ps. if you want to take a peek at my new blog: http:/scrap4all.typepad.com/scrappassion/

December 15, 2007 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger christina said...

Just made these last night and they couldn't have been a bigger hit at work today. All of my clients loved them. Thanks so much for passing this on.

December 20, 2007 at 6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my poor hips and butt, the abuse they are going to take when I gooble these things down! Great recipe!!!

December 22, 2007 at 6:46 PM  
Blogger Andrea (Annie) said...

Hi, I found your wonderful recipe and made these last week. They were awesome! Thank you for sharing!

January 28, 2008 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Jen T said...

Loved this! It was gone in a flash!

March 8, 2008 at 7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Becky -
I made these last week for a family gathering. I put them in an 8X8 square pan and when I went to cut them, they were REALLY gooey...just the way I like them, but I wasn't sure my family would like to have to eat them with a spoon. In my desperation (no-more-time-gotta-make-do), I put them in the freezer. OH MY GRACIOUS! Cut them up in thin slices and they are like healthy fudge!!!!! My family is crazy about them and everyone wants the recipe!
Thanks for disguising my favorite food as healthy! Go oatmeal!!!

June 10, 2008 at 7:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made these last week , it was a great sucess ! Thanks for the recipe !

October 20, 2008 at 2:31 PM  

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