These are scrumptiously delicious cookie bars that taste similar to a “no bake” cookie, minus the peanut butter and minus the somewhat off-putting texture of the no bake. And to make them even more tasty, make sure you use very good quality chocolate. Good ingredients usually equal good end results.
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, unsalted
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups oatmeal, quick cooking
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
¼ cup of Fruit Advantage Dried Cherries
14 oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 Tbsp Butter
6 oz Milk Chocolate
1. Cream brown sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, and mix until combined.
2. In a separate bowl mix together dry ingredients (flour, oatmeal, baking soda, Dried Cherries) Slowly add in to wet ingredients and mix until combined. Press mixture into a 9×13 lined with parchment, non-stick foil or well prepped with baking spray.
3. Use a double boiler or a pot with an inch of water and place a metal bowl on top of it. Simmer water underneath, and add condensed milk, chocolate, and butter in the top bowl. Stir until melted and combined.
4. Pour chocolate mixture over bars in prepped pan. Bake at 350 for 12-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Yield: 15 servingsAuthor profile: Andy LaPointe is a health and wellness coach, speaker and the health and wellness radio host on the Talk With Heroes radio network, the largest internet radio broadcast supporting both active and retired military. He has written 12 books on the subject of healthy living, lifestyle entrepreneurship and healthy recipes. His company Traverse Bay Farms has won 23 national food awards at America’s largest and most prestigious food competitions. Traverse Bay Farms is a #1 award winning fruit company in America.