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!