Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fudge-Filled Oatmeal M&M Bars

I recently ran across this recipe from years ago. I used to make them frequently, but then over the years sort of forgot about them. I've made them a couple of times since finding it again. They're easy to make, and very good too!

Printable Recipe

2 cups quick oats
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

1 cup butter, melted

2 tbsp shortening
2 1/2 cups plain M & Ms, divided
1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk

In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, soda and salt and mix well. Add the melted butter and mix thoroughly. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the crumb mixture and set aside. Press the remaining mixture into a greased 9 x 13" pan and bake 375 degrees for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt the shortening over low heat. Add 1 1/2 cups of the M & Ms and continue cooking over low heat, breaking the M & Ms with the back of a spoon as they melt. Remove from heat and add the sweetened condensed milk, stirring until well combined.

When the crust is partially baked, remove from oven and pour chocolate mixture evenly over the crust, leaving a 1/2" edge. Add the remaining 1 cup of the M & Ms to the remaining crumb mixture and sprinkle on top of the chocolate layer, pressing down lightly. It's ok if it doesn't cover it completely. Return to oven and bake an additional 20 - 25 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Do not overbake. Cool and cut into bars.


Cinnamon-Girl said...

These look heavenly! I wouldn't be able to resist eating half of the plate!

Pam said...

This is a new one to me and I bet they're delicious! No stopping at eating one, for sure!

Linda said...

I remember having these before but I never had a recipe. I am so glad I found your blog so I could get it. I just signed up to follow up so I won't miss out on anything else!

Readable Eatables said...

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The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

OH WOW! My stomach is screaming yes yes and my diet is screaming no no and my stomach is winning!



Elle said...

Those look great! And with 2 cups of oats in them, they're good for you, right? Riiight? ;)

cookies and cups said...

These look amazing!! Fudge filled center and sweetened condensed milk? You've got me!!

Mary said...

Oh wow! These look deadly and delicious!!!!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

Megan said...

I think these will have to be made, with halloween M&M's! :)

The Sugar Queen said...

Megan, that is a great idea! I was just thinking this morning that I should make these bars again.