Hi all– Tonight we’re wrapping up our Monday ladies study and prayer time for the year. I love those ladies. When they walk in the door on Monday evening, my heart feels happy. They come in for a mug of tea/coffee and a little something sweet– and then the talk begins. Little groups of friends, catching up all across the room. It’s the best. And here’s what we’re snacking on tonight:
OATMEAL FUDGE BARS
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 tab. milk
1 cup flour
1 1/2 cup whole oats
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup walnuts chopped for on top.
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chocolate chips (6 oz.)
3 tab. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
Stir together the melted butter, brown sugar and egg until blended. Then mix in the vanilla and milk until it’s thoroughly mixed. Finally stir in the four, oats, baking powder and salt.
Spread 2/3 of the oatmeal batter in a 9″ square or 11″x8″ rectangular baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
Then make the fudge layer. In a sauce pan melt together the condensed milk, chocolate chips, butter and vanilla, stirring until it is all melty and blended.
Pour the fudge over the oatmeal layer in the baking dish, smoothing it with the back of a spoon to cover the whole layer.
Then break up the remaining oatmeal batter with your fingers to little bits and drop them over the fudge. It won’t cover completely, little bits of fudge will show through. Sprinkle the chopped walnuts evenly over the top.
Pop the whole things into a 350 oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Let it cool at least half an hour and then cut it into neat little squares.