Sunday, July 25, 2010

Chocoholics Beware!!! Incredible Dessert Up Ahead!!!

I have been playing around with this dessert recipe for several weeks and I think it is finally perfected!!  I have tested all the variations on my cute niece and her darling family.  They all agree that this final version is the very best!!!  A dessert to die for!!!  :-)  And if you like chocolate - umm, umm, umm!!!

I thought you might all like to try this VERY decadent, rich, rich, rich dessert for your family and friends!!!  You really do only need a small piece and of course, a glass of milk or ice cream to attend the bar!!! 

Gone to Heaven Fudge Bars

1 cup unsalted butter (do not use a substitute)
2 cups brown sugar (firmly packed)
2 eggs
2 tablespoons real vanilla
2 ½ cups sifted flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
1 small can sweetened condensed milk (15 oz.)
2 ½ cups chocolate chips
2 tablespoons real vanilla

Bar - Cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and 2 tablespoons vanilla. Add sifted flour (very important to sift before measuring). Hand-blend flour into the butter/sugar mixture with a wooden spoon. Then hand-stir in oatmeal. Lightly butter the bottom and sides of a 9” x 13” pan (I use glass). Put all of the oatmeal mix into the pan and pat out evenly. Place pecan halves across the top of the oatmeal mixture as thickly as you like (I leave some room between each pecan half). Let this sit while making the fudge.

Fudge – Melt chocolate chips with the condensed milk and 2 tablespoons of vanilla over medium heat until melted and blended. Pour hot mixture over the oatmeal mixture and spread evenly. Add more pecan halves on top of the fudge as desired.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. This makes the bar chewy and the fudge top just yummy. If you want the bar to be cooked a bit more, add an additional 2 minutes to the baking time.

These Gone to Heaven Fudge Bars are dedicated to my darling
Nielsen family, who love them – even Lily!!!

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