Chocolate Oat Squares

posted by misala33 02-25-101 2:12 PM

Chocolate Oat Squares

1 c. plus 2 Tbls. butter or margarine, divided
2 c. packed brown sugar
2 eggs
4 tsp. vanilla, divided
3 c. quick oats
2-1/2 c. all purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp. salt, divided
1 tsp. baking soda
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
2 c. (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. chopped walnuts

Cream 1 cup butter and brown sugar, beat in the eggs and add 2 tsp. vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda and 1 tsp. salt, stir into creamed mixture. Press about half of this mixture onto a greased 15x10x1 baking pan.

In a saucepan combine milk, chocolate chips, remaining butter and salt. Cook and stir over low heat until the chips are melted, remove from heat, stir in the remaining vanilla and walnuts. Spread over the crust, sprinkle remaining oat mixture over the top. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until golden, cut while warm.

yield 4 dozen squares

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