Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Oatmeal Fudge Bars

The Food Allergy Mama's Easy, Fast Family MealsSo I checked out this book from the library from Kelly Rudnicki "Food Allergy Mama's Easy, Fast Family Meals" and I have been in love with it! 

I had followed Kelly's blog previous to checking out her cookbook and had tried a few of her recipes.  I'm excited to share a recipe of hers that comes from her book and her blog.  These are reminiscent of an oatmeal fudge bar that my mom would make growing up.  It reminds me of summertime and potluck BBQ's.  I was very satisfied with the results!

Oatmeal Fudge Bars
From Food Allergy Mama (only change I made was adding dairy back in)

Oatmeal Layer:
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups old fashioned or quick cooking oats

Fudge Layer:
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups "safe" chocolate chips
4 Tbsp butter or margarine
1 Tbsp water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8 inch glass baking dish Set aside. In the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add applesauce and vanilla and thoroughly combine. In a small separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt with a wire whisk. Add to shortening mixture and stir well. Stir in oats. Reserve 1 cup of oatmeal mixture for topping. Spread the rest into the prepared dish using the back of a spoon or your fingers, wetting with water if necessary if things get sticky. Set aside.

In a microwave safe bowl combine the chocolate chips and butter or margarine. Heat in the microwave 20 seconds at a time until the chips are just melted. Add water and stir with a rubber spatula until combined. In a small bowl combine the flour and sugar with a wire whisk. Add the chocolate mixture to the flour mixture and stir until combined. Spread the fudge layer over the oatmeal layer. Sprinkle top with the reserved oatmeal mixture, just dropping little chunks all over the top. Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into squares. (I found it helpful to put it in the fridge to help things firm up)  Yield: 12-16 squares

1 comment:

  1. These look incredible! Oatmeal and fudge? Too good to be true! Thanks for sharing!