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The Food Blogger Bake Sale I recently posted about is this weekend, Saturday the 28th. Have you searched to see if there is one in your town? Although I am unable to participate, actually have to start one here, I made some new yummy treats to participate in the virtual bake sale in honor of Villeroy and Boch for donating the platter I will be serving my treats on.
I had made some Chocolate and Oatmeal bars in the past, they were no bake, but saw this baked version and was tempted to have a bake off too!!
The verdict is out: A delicious chocolate fudge layered between oatmeal cookie dough. Easy and so yummy!
These are definitely not as sweet and I did not add the nuts but think I will try next time.
I reduced to butter by 3 tablespoons as I only had 2 sticks in the fridge. The hardest part of this recipe was spreading the bottom layer as the dough was very very sticky. Can only imagine if it had all the butter how much more sticky it would have felt.
These will pack well in lunch boxes and great to pack for a picnic. I may also try to add some Nutella or peanut butter to the chocolate next time for a different taste.
|Before being baked|
Hope you find sometime to bake with your family and if you pass by a bake sale this weekend check to see if it is a Food Blogger Bake sale and help this great cause!!
Disclosure: I received a Villeroy & Boch platter and a Little Miss Muffin doll for posting about the Food Blogger Bake Sale, in support of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign. All thoughts and opinions are my own.}
Oatmeal Fudge Bars Recipe Source: Virginia Fare Cookbook
2 cups brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups quick-cooking oats (or old-fashioned)
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 Tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional, I don’t use them)
Grease a 9×13 baking pan; set aside.
In a large bowl cream butter and sugar; add eggs and vanilla.
In a small bowl, sift flour, baking soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture. Mix in oats.
In a heavy saucepan, mix sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and butter; heat just until melted. Stir in vanilla and nuts if using.
Spread 2/3 of the oatmeal dough into prepared baking pan. Spread with chocolate mixture. Drop or sprinkle remaining 1/3 of dough on top by spoonfuls.
Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes. Allow to cool completely , then cut into bars. Should make 3-4 dozen if cut small enough
Villeroy & Boch donated these plates as a thank you for your support of Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale and the Food Blogger Bake Sale.
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