Chocolate Oat Bar *Warning*

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****Warning***Proceed with Caution***Don’t let the Oats fool you***This is very, very unhealthy****

So the oats might contribute something resembling healthy but it’s most definitely counteracted by……everything else!

As with most unhealthy food….these are just divine! The crunchy oats, the gooey chocolate, nom nom nom!

photo 1 (2)  Ingredients:

1 cup of brown sugar

1 cup of granulated sugar

1.5 cups of butter

2 eggs

2 cups of plain flour

3 cups of Oatmeal

1tsp of Baking Powder

1 tsp Vanilla

6oz of Chocolate Chips

1 can of Condensed milk

 

You’ll also need a measuring cup, a 9″x13″ baking dish (roughly), baking paper, large mixing bowl and a pan.

 

First part of this recipe involves mixing the brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs and butter together.

It is at this point that I remember why it’s ridiculous to use a cup to measure butter…..

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Unless you have miraculously remembered to bring the butter to room temp. (which I never do) it’s  probably easier to just use scales (1 Cup = 227g)

 

 

Again, with cold butter you will probably find it quite difficult to get this mixture “smooth”…..but don’t worry, a bit lumpy is good too!

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So once this is all combined, you are going to add the dry mixture!photo 2 (3)

First the baking powder, then the cups of flour. It’s best to give the mixture a stir after each cup to avoid a flour storm 🙂

Then the oatmeal!

 

This mixture is now ready to line your baking dish! So first, with the help of some butter, cover the baking dish with baking paper (never my favorite bit…it’s always so fiddly!) then using a generous half to three quarters of the mixture, cover the bottom of the dish, like so:

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Now for the Second Part: The Chocolate!

 

Taking a large saucepan on a moderate to low heat, add the 1/2 cup of butter, the 6oz of Chocolate chips, 1 tsp of Vanilla and the can of Condensed milk.

photo 1 (4)photo 2 (4)      TADAAAH!!

 

I strongly recommend not tasting the chocolate at this point. It’s just so yummy you might not be able to stop yourself from eating it all right there and then…………*ahem*

 

Now you’re going to pour this mixture over the oatmeal lining the baking dish….photo 3 (2)

 

Returning to your remaining oatmeal mixture.

Pick up little sections of it and you’re going to “sprinkle” it over the chocolate….mostly covering it so it looks like crazy paving!

 

photo 1 (5)     What i find quite frustrating about this recipe is that I always over estimate how much mixture I will need for this section….and as I can’t then add the left overphoto 2 (5) mixture to the base layer magically….*sigh* there usually is a bit wasted. It’s trial and error really….the more often you make these the more accurately you will be able to divide the mixture! As it’s been about a year since I’ve done them I was pretty off! Oh well 😛

 

Moving on!

 

Ok so this is now going to be baked for 30 mins at 200 degrees, keep checking on them after 25 mins as the exposed chocolate will very quickly burn if left too long! Oops!

 

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It is going to need to cool for a while- probably best to put it in the fridge so it’s not constantly tempting you!!

Enjoy 🙂

-Auburn xx

 

 

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