“Starbucks” Oat Fudge Bars

So back in 2012 my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. She went into hospital at the beginning of Summer and never came home again. One of her fave things, while she could still chew and swallow was the Oat Fudge Bars from Starbucks downstairs!
I started making them in 2016. Four years after her passing.

Now my husband quite enjoys them! Can’t say I blame him, they are super delish!

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 Oat Layers
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Butter
2 Eggs
2 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
3 cups Rolled Oats – I use Quick Oats
Fudgy Layer
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 cups Chocolate Chips – I use a combination of Semi-Sweet, Milk Choc0late and Dark Chocolate
1/2 cup Butter
1 teaspoon Vanilla

Fudgy Layer
In a small saucepan, gently heat together butter and sweetened condensed milk; stir in chocolate chips and vanilla;  stir until chocolate chips have melted. Remove from heat and let cool slightly while you make the oat mixture.

Oat Mixture
In a large bowl cream together butter, sugar and eggs.
Mix flour, soda and oats; add slowly to creamed mixture.
Spread 3/4 of the oat mixture into a 9×13 lined with parchment paper.
Spread fudge layer over the pressed down oat mixture.
Crumble the remaining oat mixture over the fudgy layer.

Bake in preheated 350F oven for 25 minutes.