1 cup butter, softened

2 cups brown sugar

2 eggs

3 tsp. vanilla

2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

3 cups quick oats


1 can sweetened condensed milk

2 Tbs. butter or margarine

1, 12 oz. package of semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup finely chopped nuts (optional)

2 tsp. vanilla



Cream butter and sugar.  Mix in eggs and vanilla until thoroughly blended.


Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then add to the creamed mixture.  Set aside.


In another bowl combine the second grouping of ingredients (except nuts if you are using them).  Microwave for 2 minutes until chips are melted and when stirred the mixture is smooth and fudgy.  Mix in nuts if using.


Spread 2/3 of the oatmeal mixture in the bottom of a greased 9" x 13" pan.  Cover evenly with the fudge mix.  Dot with remaining oatmeal mixture in clumps.


Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes, until top is nicely browned and bottom crust is cooked through.  Let cool for 30 minutes.  Cut into bars and devour with a cold glass of milk.


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