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.


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.