Fudge Filled Oatmeal Bars

When my husband decided we would have a picnic after church on Sunday, I pulled out the cookbooks and found a sweet treat to make. Why? Because a picnic just isn’t a picnic with out a dessert!

I needed something that would be easy to transport, wouldn’t need to refrigerated, and would have universal appeal.

I found it! These Fudge Filled Oatmeal Bars were in the oven in less than 20 minutes and left some really good pans to lick! With the M & M’s on top, they were a hit with every age.

Some of the comments I received were “Killer!”, “Awesome” and “How many can I have”?

Fudge Filled Oatmeal Bars

Combine 2 cups quick cooking oatmeal, 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 cup brown sugar and 3/4 tsp. salt.

Add 1 cup melted butter and mix until crumbly. Stir in 1 cup of chopped pecans.

Set aside 1 1/2 cups for topping and press the remaining crumbs into a greased 13 x 9 in baking pan.

In saucepan combine 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk, 1 cup (6 oz.) chocolate chips, and 2 tablespoons shortening.

Spread over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Top with 1 cup of plain M&M’s.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden.

Cut them small, they are very rich!

Make sure you set a few of these aside in a secret place before you serve them or there will be no leftovers for you to enjoy!

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