Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Fudge Filled Squares

This recipe has been a family favorite since I was a child.  These cookie bars are rich, chewy and delicious! They are also pretty simple to make which is an added bonus. 

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar 
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour
2 1/2 cups quick oats

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 - 14 ounce can  sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray.

Combine butter and sugar. Mix well. Add egg, vanilla, salt and baking soda. Mix well. Add flour and oatmeal. Mix until combined. Press 1/2 to 2/3 of cookie mixture into bottom of 9 x 13 pan.  Set aside remaining cookie mixture for later.

Melt chocolate chips (I do this in the microwave using a microwave safe dish.  Heat for 1 minute, stir and heat for another 45 seconds to 1 minute. Be sure to stir or the chocolate can burn.)  When melted add the can of sweetened condensed milk and stir until smooth. Pour over cookie dough in the 9 x 13 pan. Spread out evenly.

Take remaining cookie mixture and crumble it over the top of the chocolate mixture.  The amount of dough on top depends on how much of the cookie dough was consumed by family members while making the chocolate. It doesn't matter, it is good with a little, good with a lot.

Bake at 350 for 22-26 minutes, until top in golden brown.  These are best if they are not under-baked, so make sure the top is starting to brown.  Let cool, cut, serve and enjoy!


Lisa said...

i literally NEVER make these. in fact, i think i may have only made them twice in my life. but if someone held a gun to my head and made me choose a favorite treat, most days it would be these. you are the champion f.f.s. maker by the way. thanks for posting.

Kristi said...

Oh how I love these. When I bring these to social functions they are always a hit, ALWAYS. They're just so good.

Lose Weight Fast said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe, I think I am going to give these a try, will let you know how the family responds.