Thursday, March 13, 2014

Not Tracy's Fudge Bars

I got this recipe several years back from one of my favorite people in Tillamook. I noticed when I found this recipe, I have SEVERAL recipes from Tracy. She's a pretty good cook! After posting the photo on FB, it was suggested I needed to post the recipe. So, I contacted Tracy and she said I could share it! She's a pretty great friend, too! I call these Tracy's Fudge Bars, but she actually got it from someone else in Tillamook.

So, without further ado:
Tracy's Fudge Bars
This is in two steps. One for the oatmeal cookie part and one for the fudge part.

Cookie Part:
1 cup butter/marg softened
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 C oatmeal
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
(may add in 1/2 cup PB and I, of course, added a tsp of cinnamon)
Mix together and pat 2/3 of cookie dough into 9x13 baking pan. Reserve 1/3 for topping.

Fudge Part:
1 can sweetened condensed milk (not sure how many oz are in a normal sized can)
12 oz chocolate chips (I used semi sweet, but dark chocolate may not be too bad at all!)
2 TB marg/butter (now Tracy had 2 tsp, but I have this scratched out and replaced with TB)
1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp vanilla
Melt these together on low heat (keep an eye on it so it won't scorch on the bottom) and pour onto the oatmeal cookie bar.

Use remaining batter to dot on top of fudge layer-I used my cookie scoop and managed to get about 14 or so blobs of dough that I spread out with a knife.

This then gets popped in the oven at 350 degrees for about 25 min or so. I left mine in for 30, but my oven doesn't run as hot as I think it should!

Super messy, deliciousness! Jon said it was like 2 oatmeal cookies with a fudge cookie in between.