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Amaze-bars {aka Oatmeal Cookie Fudge Bars}

Monday, June 24, 2013

Who else out there has a sweet tooth? I sure do.  Half the time my breakfast consists of a cup of coffee and a cookie/brownie/insert baked good here.  My sandwiches at lunch are always paired with chips and a cookie. I know I have my mom to blame thank for this.  She always has some sort of goodie in the pantry, and I definitely inherited her love of desserts.

This week I found this recipe from The Hub of our Home and it sounded so good I had to give it a shot.  The recipe was a little more involved than I normally look for (haha), but boy was it worth it! These Oatmeal Fudge Cookie Bars are amazing! In fact, my husband loved them so much, he deemed them "Amaze-bars" :).




Ingredients:

(Cookie Layers) 
  • 1 C. salted butter (softened)
  • 2 C. packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/2 C. flour
  • 3 C. old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
(Fudge Layer)
  • 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 C. semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp. salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions:
  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.  
  2. In a separate bowl (or in an electric mixer), mix together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.  Then, one at a time, add in the eggs, then the vanilla.
  3. Slowly add in your flour mixture.  I usually add 1/4 of the mixture in at a time.  Once thoroughly combined, add in the oats.  
  4. Set aside 2 C. of the cookie dough mixture for topping.  Fill the bottom of a greased 9 x 13" pan with the rest of the cookie dough.
  5. For the fudge layer, mix together the sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, butter, and vanilla in a small saucepan.  Over low heat, stir continuously until the chocolate is just melted and the ingredients are mixed together completely.  Be sure to keep stirring and watch the chocolate to make sure it is not burning!
  6. Once melted, pour the fudge over the cookie dough in the pan.  Take the dough you set aside and drop small pieces of it evenly across the top of the fudge layer. Do not smooth out the top layer. 
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until the top layer is starting to brown.  
  8. Out of the oven, leave them out on the counter to set for a couple of hours, then transfer them to the fridge.  After hardening completely, they can be stored at room temperature, but I preferred them straight out of the fridge! 
Hope you enjoy these as much as we did!  This is going to be one of my go-to dessert recipes from now on!

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57 Responses to “Amaze-bars {aka Oatmeal Cookie Fudge Bars}”

  1. Hey Alyssa! Stopping by from the Social Soiree....and glad I did. These bars look dah-vine!!! Pinning them! I am now following you on FB & Pinterest. Have a great day.
    KIM @ *Soliloquy Of Food & Such*

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  2. Hi Kim! Thank you so much! These bars are so good, I have had them for breakfast every day! Headed over to your blog now :)

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  3. These look so good!! I can't wait to make this recipe! Pinned.

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    1. Ysy! They really are amazing :) Thank you!

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  4. Oh my - these look irresistible!! Pinning them & can't wait to try them! Thanks for sharing (saw them on Memories by the Mile)!

    Kim @ {enjoy the view}

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  5. These look so dense and chocolatey. Yum! I found your blog on The 36th Avenue link party.

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    1. They are! But not so much so that they are too rich. They are yummy! :)

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  6. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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    1. Thank you Cathy! I linked up :) Have a great weekend!

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  7. Hi there, this is Tanna from thehubofourhome, I'm so glad you made these oatmeal fudge bars and loved them as much as we do!

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    1. Hi Tanna! Thank you for the recipe! These are definitely one of my new favorite desserts :)

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  8. Hi Alyssa! Visiting you from Tuesday Trivia and pinned this recipe! Can't pass up anything to do with chocolate or fudge! Following you via Bloglovin!

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    1. Hi AnnMarie! Thank you so much! I am headed over to follow you now :)

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  9. nom,nom,nom... Did you save me one?? Pinned of course! Thanks so much for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I hope to see you again on Monday night!

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    1. I will next time, lol! Thank you for hosting! I will be there! :)

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  10. These sounds so yummy. I think these will be a definite must try soon. Thanks for linking these up to my Tea Party Tuesdays. Look forward to seeing you at the party again.

    Kimberly
    www.twinklingtrees.com

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    1. You definitely should! Thank you for hosting :)

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  11. Hi these look so amazing. I saw it on tasty tuesdays.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  12. Scrumptious bars!
    I'm definitely going to make them :)
    Vising from Anyonita Nibbles Tasty Tuesday

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  13. Holy heck, I'd certainly say those are amazing! :) Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

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    1. Thank you Anyonita! :) Have a great day!

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  14. Wow, these look amazing!! I have a feeling I would want to eat the entire pan if I made them!! Thanks for linking up to Good Tastes Tuesday!

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    1. Thank you! I would have eaten them all had I not given half away! :)

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  15. I am speechless - these look too good to be true. Pinned these to my Sweet & Dangerous board, can't wait to try them. Maybe I will make two batches so someone else can try them too. haha :) Thanks for sharing at Tasty Tuesdays, hope you have a good week!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, make two batches! Or, just give some away so you don't eat them all yourself, like I did! Haha! :)

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  16. Hi Alyssa! Just stopping by to let you know that your Amaze-Bars have been featured on this week's Get Crafty Friday. I hope you will stop by and grab a button! Have a wonderful weekend!

    -Amy
    http://www.thestitchinmommy.com/2013/07/get-crafty-friday-29.html

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    1. Hi Amy! Thank you so much for the feature! :)

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  17. These sound like heaven! Pinned to try VERY soon! Visiting from blitzed,
    Jenna

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    1. Thank you Jenna! They are sooooo good! You should definitely make some! :)

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  18. Thanks for linking on Tasty Tuesday's!!!

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  19. These look so delicious!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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  20. Hi Alyssa,
    These bars look amazing, can't wait to try one. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you, and thanks for hosting! :)

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  21. These look absolutely mouth-watering! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Please come back again soon.

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    1. Thank you, they are! Thank you for hosting :)

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  22. Wow, these look incredible! My daughter & her boyfriend will love these - pinned the recipe for them! Thanks for sharing!

    Kim @ {enjoy the view}

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    1. Thank you Kim! They are so so good! :)

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  23. These look and sound amazing! I can't wait to make them; thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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    1. Thank you Lisa! They are amazing! My new favorite bar dessert :)

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  24. Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I just wanted to let you know I am featuring you this week. I would love for you to grab my button to add to the post or your sidebar. I would love for you to share your news of being featured on your social media. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/
    Have a great week!
    Hugs! Cathy

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    1. Thank you so much Cathy! I am a little late as I was out of town, but I did grab a button and shared the feature! Thanks again and have a great week! :)

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  25. Thanks for sharing @ DearCreatives.com Your recipe sounds & looks amazing. I can't wait to try it. All my best, Theresa

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  26. Oh my goodness! Yummy bars. You've been featured... thanks so much for coming to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell! Stop by and grab a Featured Button http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com Hope you're having a fabulous weekend :) xoxo~ Ruthie

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    1. Thank you so much Ruthie! I was out of town so I am a little late, but this made my day! Have a great week! :)

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  27. These are looking simply DIVINE !!
    Definitely my kind of treat, and I'd looooove to try this recipe

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    1. Thank you Winnie! I hope you do get around to trying the recipe! These bars are so yummy! :)

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  28. Wowzers! I had to pin these - I even have all of the stuff to make them soon! Love recipes like that ;) Thanks for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends - I can't wait to see what you share this week!

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    1. Thank you Jamie! I love when that happens and you don't have to go out to the store for ingredients! Have a great week! :)

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    2. Thank you Jamie, I love when that happens! Have a wonderful week! :)

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