Tuesday, April 22

Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

I love these big chewy oat squares loaded with nuts and chocolate chips. These sweet bars are easy to prepare, and they cut very cleanly when cool.

1 cup flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup cold butter
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chopped pecans (or dry-roasted peanuts!)
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

In a bowl, combine the flour, oats and brown sugar. Cut in the butter until crumbly.
Press half of the mixture into a greased 13x9 baking pan. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven.
Spread condensed milk evenly over the crust. Sprinkle with nuts and chocolate chips. Top with remaining oat mixture and pat lightly.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pan on wire rack.
Yield: about 2 1/2 dozen.

Note: I'm doing a web page that highlights quick recipes for my Web Design final project. I've been lucky so far, as I have been able to copy and paste many from my blog!


Angela said...

These look AMAZING. I think Meredith and I are going to have to put some of these together for her teachers. (I wonder if the fat free sweetened condensed milk could be substituted?)

Anne said...

These look good. I will have to try.... i am trying to figure out what to do for my son's hs grad party .. NO CAKE ..but i need something.

LisaBinDaCity said...

YUM, oh serious YUM!

Geez, I'm practically singing odes to your baking ;-)

Gwen said...

Those look so good. And so easy. I might just have to try them.

Imperatrix said...

Oh. my. gosh! Sweetened condensed milk?


Christine said...

these look great.

i've tried to catch up a little on the posts i missed. . .how is jake now? ticks are gross--i've know 3 people who had Lyme disease and 2 who got rocky mountain spotted fever from ticks.


and the graduation post was lovely.

cce said...

You and I must be on the same wave length...I just made chocolate chip cookies this a.m.

I'm trying these on the kids next. They look divine.

Anonymous said...

All of your photos are amazing. Very attractive looking pages. luv TropiGal

doow said...

I think I might just have to try these!

isabelita said...

Mmm. My mother's mother called these Dream Bars. Only thing I usually add is coconut...