Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Favorites-Recipe

I tried this recipe a few weeks ago, and it was delicious. I made it for my church youth group and they gobbled it up!
Oatmeal Fudge Bars
Makes 16 bars
Crust and Topping
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large egg

1.For the crust and filling: Heat oven to 325. Line an 8 inch square baking pan with a foil sling and grease the foil.
2.Whisk the oats, brown sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Stir in melted butter until combined. Reserve a 1/4 cup of oat mixture for the topping.
3. Sprinkle in remaining oat mixture into prepared pan and press into an even layer. Bake the crust until light golden brown, about 8 minutes. Let the crust cool completely on a wire rack, about 1 hour.
4. For the filling: Whisk the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt together in a medium bowl. Melt the chocolate chips and butter together in the microwave, stirring often. Transfer the chocolate mixture to a large bowl and let cool slightly. Whisk in the egg until combined. Stir in the flour mixture until just incorporated.
5. Adjust an oven rack to the center and heat the oven to 325. Spread the filling evenly over the cooled crust and smooth the top. Sprinkle with reserved oat topping. Bake bars until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few crumbs attached to the side and the filling begins to pull away from the sides of the pan, 25-30 minutes, rotating halfway through.
6. Let bars cool completely in pan, set on a wire rack, about 2 hours.

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