Fudge Filled Nutty Oatmeal Bars

Ingrients & Directions


1 c Butter,; softened
2 c Dark brown sugar; packed
2 Eggs
2 ts Vanilla extract
1 ts Powdered instant coffee
3 c Quick-cooking oats
2 1/2 c All-purpose flour
1 ts Baking soda
1/2 ts Salt
1 1/2 c Toasted walnuts; chopped
Chocolate filling:
1 tb Butter
4 oz Unsweetened baking
-chocolate,; broken into
-pieces
-chocolate,; broken
-into pieces
-chocolate,;
-broken into pieces
1/2 c Sugar
1 14 ounce can sweetened
-condensed milk (Eagle Brand
Type)
2 ts Vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together butter and brown sugar until
creamy. Add eggs, vanilla and instant coffee. Beat well. Stir together
oats, flour, baking soda, salt and 1 cup walnuts. Gradually add oat mixture
to butter mixture, beating well until blended (batter will be stiff, stir
by hand if necessary at this point). Remove 2 cups of the dough and set
aside. Press remaining dough into bottom of 15 1/2 by 10 1/2 inch jelly
roll pan.

For filling: In medium saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Add chocolate.
Cook, stirring, until smooth. Stir in sugar and sweetened condensed milk.
Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and sugar is dissolved.
Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Spread chocolate filling over crust in
jelly roll pan. Sprinkle reserved dough over filling. Sprinkle remaining
1/2 cup walnuts over all. Bake 25 minutes or until top is golden brown.
Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Serve cut into bars

Yields
1 Servings

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