Grandma's Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Have I ever told you how much I love perusing cookbooks? No kidding, when I get a new cookbook, I read it cover to cover, just like a novel. I have many in my possession, but my favorites are the ones that are a compilation of beloved recipes from many sources. I love to purchase the cookbooks that churches put together or ladies auxiliary groups or ones from a certain region of the country. Grandma's Oatmeal Fudge Bars come from one of my favorites.
Grandma's Oatmeal Fudge Bars
Grandma's Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Bar crust and topping
2 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups Bisquick
3 cups quick oats

Fudge filling
1 12 oz. package chocolate chips
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 Tbsp. butter
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, Bisquick and oats. Mix with hands or pastry cutter until crumbly. Press 3/4 of the mixture into the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking pan. Set aside. Combine chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and butter in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate chips are melted. Remove from heat and stir in salt and vanilla. Spread the fudge mixture over the crust. Drop the remaining oat mixture in spoonfuls on top of the chocolate. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until top is light golden brown. Cool slightly before cutting into bars.

These bars are like a fudgy oatmeal cookie sandwich. You'll want to have a tall glass of milk handy when you eat them ;-).

I absolutely love baking with oatmeal. It gives the dough a delicious texture with a slightly nutty flavor. Here are some other favorite recipes featuring oatmeal:
No -Bake Granola Bites
Blueberry Oatmeal Coffee Cake
Chocolate Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

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21 comments:

  1. This really looks yummi and very simple to make too.. i hope it works out for me! Thanks for sharing this.
    Passing by from the inspire us thursday link up
    Marwa @ http://www.blossomfamily.net

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  2. those fudge bars look so good, we're chocolate oatmeal crazies around here!

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  3. These look great, I found them at the Pin Me link party.

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  4. Oh YUM! love both oatmeal and chocolate…need to make some of these for sure! Thank you for sharing at One More Time Events.

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  5. These bars look delicious! Some of my favorite cookbooks are also the ones that I can buy at churches or fundraisers...they always include the best of the home cooks' recipes. Thanks for sharing these!

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  6. These look yummy, I love oat bars and that layer of chocolate in the middle looks divine. Visiting from Saturday Night Fever. I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would love for you stop by and link up some recipes with us. Have a great day!

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  7. Hi Nici,
    I always love to see the special treats to bring to share. Your Gandmas Oatmeal Fudge Bars look amazing! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. Oh these look so good. Really looking forward to making some.

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  9. Nici it looks FANTASTIC
    My mouth is watering.
    I'd love to try this recipe, so I'm saving it
    Thanks!!

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  10. I will have to try. These look great.
    Sherry

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  11. G'day! These look very yum! Wish I could try one now!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of Lamberts Lately Create It Thursday #48 Party
    http://whatsonthelist.net

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  12. Ill eat anything with oats but when you add the fudge - Im in love!! Thanks so much for linking this up to the Friday Frenzy!

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  13. I used to make those fudge bars but haven't for a long time. Thank you for reminding me to make them again.

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  14. I haven't made those fudge bars for a long time. Thanks for reminding me to bake them again.

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  15. I'm so happy I discovered these on the link party today, and thanks so much for putting this recipe on your blog! I used to make these in the '80's. I lost the recipe and have been searching for it for years! I could not find it on Bisquick's site. You made my day--thanks again!!

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  16. They sure look delicious!!!! Yum!!!!

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  17. Oh Nici does this look amazing! I love the fudge center! Thank you so much for sharing this on Making Memories Mondays! Hope to see you back Sun night 9PM EST! :-)
    Cathy@threekidsandafish{dot}com

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  18. oh goodness, this looks so delicious! I need to try this ASAP!

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