ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened, divided
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

directions

In a mixing bowl, cream 1 cup butter and brown sugar. Beat in eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, 1 teaspoon salt and baking soda; stir into creamed mixture.

Press two-thirds of oat mixture into a greased 15-by-10-by-1-inch baking pan.

In a saucepan, combine milk, chocolate chips and remaining butter and salt. Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted. Remove from the heat; stir in walnuts and remaining vanilla.

Spread over crust. Sprinkle with remaining oat mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool. Cut into squares.

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Recipe reprinted by permission of Reiman Publications, LLC. © 2002. All rights reserved.

RecID 4985

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