it's new blog layout day!!! so lets celebrate over oat fudge bars. these are my favourite starbucks treat, but as a baker i am embarrassed to admit how much i enjoy one. i decided to make my own from scratch and i haven't bought one since:) this is an easy recipe, just be patient enough to wait for them to cool completely before digging into! the fudge isn't a true fudge, its a very simple three ingredient mock fudge that is fail proof. you can use any kind of chocolate chips in this recipe, but i always bake with milk chococlate because, sugar. the oat layer also makes a great oatmeal cookie/bar if you wanted to eliminate the chocolate, but who the hell doesn't want chocolate fudge?
for the oats
- 1 cup raw sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 3 cups quick oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
for the fudge
- 1 can sweetended condensed milk
- two cups milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- preheat oven to 350 degrees and begin with the oats layer.
- in the bowl of a stand mixer cream raw sugar, brown sugar, and butter together until light and fluffy.
- add eggs one at a time, followed by vanilla until combined.
- in a separate bowl, sift together flour, oats, baking soda and salt. add into mixing bowl until ingredients are welll combined.
- for the fudge layer, in a saucepan on low heat melt together the condensed milk, chocolate chips, butter, and vanila until smooth.
- to assemble, using a 9x13 greased baking pan spread 3/4 of the oat mixture to form a flat crust. pour the fudge mixture on top followed by dropping remaining spoonfuls of the oat mixture.
- bake for 20-25 minutes, until the edges begin to lightly brown. let cool to room temperature [even easier to refridgerate] before slicing.