Friday, September 24, 2010

Oatmeal Fudge Bars


This recipe is from V's mom. It is so yummy. Totally not real food worthy but delicious. I did at least replace the shortening with butter and used organic brown sugar, sea salt, and pastured eggs but I have no idea what I'd use in place of the swt cond milk and our dnd group needed a quick, delicious treat.

Dough:
1 cup shortening (or butter)
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups flour
4 cups oats

Fudge:
6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
6 oz butterscotch chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp butter
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla

Combine all ingredients but the vanilla in the fudge list in a small saucepan. Heat on med-low, stirring occasionally, while preparing the dough. For cookie dough, cream butter or shortening with sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add soda, salt and flour. Mix well. Add oats slowly with mixer on. Press 2/3 of dough mixture into an ungreased 11x15 cookie sheet with sides. Wet or grease hands to pat dough out as it's very sticky. Remove melted fudge filling from stove and add vanilla. Pour over cookie dough layer and spread around. Crumble remaining cookie dough over the top. Bake at 350' for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting if you want them to be pretty. Personally, I can never wait that long.

Note: you may add 1 cup chopped nuts to the cookie dough with the oats and an additional 1 cup chopped nuts to the fudge filling with the vanilla if desired. I think they're delicious without them and nuts are spendy so I leave them out.

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