Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cream Filled Oat Bars

I really can't believe I never shared this cookie recipe before now. What brought it to mind was reading The Pioneer Woman's recipe for the same things. Hers have a different name and the recipe is slightly different but I'd bet they taste the same. They sure look the same. I'd show you her photo but I know she worked hard on photographing these and the process. Click through and see.

I wasn't sure where I got this recipe, but I see the exact match from Betty Crocker.

So simple and if you love lemon, you're gonna love these.

Cream Filled Oat Bars

Step 1: Filling
14 ounces condensed milk
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/4 cup lemon juice

Mix until thickened. Reserve.

Step 2: Crust
1-1/4 cups flour
1 cup quick or old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Mix until crumbly. Press half in greased 8” square pan. Bake 10 minutes at 375°.

Spread filling over baked layer. Sprinkle remaining crumbs on top. Press gently into filling.

Bake 20 minutes until center is set but soft. Cool completely. 20 bars.

3 comments:

Debbie said...

They need a better name. The name does not do this justice. I can just tell. Looking forward to making these, along with Lee's blast from the past flower pots!

kikifitz said...

should I assume that is sweetened condensed mild?

Julie D. said...

Do you actually have a choice at the store between sweetened and unsweetened condensed milk? I'm curious because sugar is what lengthens condensed milk's shelf life so it is a necessary part of the formula and has been so from the beginning. When in doubt, always go with the most common sort.

So, yes.