Monday, March 8, 2010

Fudge Filled Brownies

These delicious yummy bars are a favorite of the hubs. He always begs me to make them, and when I do he can't stay out of them. Which I like, because he has such great will power that it's actually quite annoying. When I make cookies, I can easily pound 6-7, AFTER I have already had my fair share of cookie dough, my little sweet heart can stop at one cookie and be off. I don't get it, but I guess I should just stop wanting him to stoop to my level so I don't feel so bad:) Even though the name of these bars are "fudge filled brownies", they are more like a fudge filled oatmeal cookie bar. I have been thinking that I want to try making these bars again but somehow incorporating nutella in the filling. I have been on a nutella craze lately, I put it on everything, and sometimes I don't even put it on anything, just a nice big spoon does the trick and I dive right into the jar. It's bad...

On a more personal note, I am 32 weeks pregnant! I can't believe I have 8 more weeks to go, I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am so excited to have my baby girl I can hardly stand it. I almost feel like it's impossible for me to have my own little one, it's so crazy and such a miracle that I will actually be experiencing it. My husband and I have been taking a hypnobabies class. We love it...yes...we! I thought he would hate it but he thinks it's fun. I think it's fun for him to be part of the process:) These classes have been teaching me such great skills to relax during my pregnancy and to prepare for the natural childbirth I want. When I used to think about birth I would get anxiety, now I am excited! I occasionally get scared thinking about the blessed event because I don't know what to expect, but most my feelings about it now are excitement. Excitement to see my baby! I can hardly wait:)
Fudge Filled brownies
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 c. semisweet chocolate chips (I think using semi sweet is important, using milk chocolate is a little too sweet when combined with the sweetened condensed milk)
1 tsp vanilla

Put the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a bowl and microwave on hte deforst setting 1-5 minutes or until just melted. Stir in vanilla. Set aside.

1 c. soft butter
2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3 c. quick cooking oatmeal

In a large mixer bowl cream butter and sugar; add eggs and vanilla. In a small bow sift baking soda, salt, and flour together. Add to creamed mixture. Mix in oats. Spread half of the dough into a greased 9x13 pan. Spread with chocolate mixture. Drop remaining dough by spoonfuls. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Cool for several hours, then cut into bars.


  1. I've forgotten about these delicious little gems until now!!! On my next grocery store trip I'm picking up some cooking oatmeal and baking them. YUM!

  2. oh my husband would looooooove these!