Vanilla Cream Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

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If gooey is your thing, you will love these. If gooey is not
your thing, you won’t. But who isn’t in to gooey baked goods?  Nobody that I associate with.
These are rich, chocolate-y, oatmeal-y, caramel-y goodness.
There actually is no caramel involved, but the sweetened condensed milk has
that effect on things.
Recipe
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2 cans (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
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1 ½ tablespoons vanilla
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1 cup chocolate chips
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2 sticks butter
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1 cup brown sugar
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2 eggs
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1 teaspoon vanilla
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2 ½ cups flour
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2 cups old fashioned oats
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½ teaspoon baking soda
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½ teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 375.
Mix the milk, vanilla, and chocolate chips in a bowl. Set aside.  In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar
together.  Add the vanilla and eggs.  Slowly mix in the flour, oats, baking soda,
and salt.  Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
Spread about half of the oat mixture into the bowl, and press down. Bake for
about 8-10 minutes.  Pour the milk
mixture over it (adding more chocolate chips if your heart desires), then drop
the remaining oat mixture in clumps on top. It should be scattered-looking so
the milk seeps on top and creates a delicious-looking effect.  Bake for about 20 minutes. Let cool
completely before slicing. Actually, I refrigerated mine a bit to help fully set the condensed milk mixture. I don’t have that kind of time when I’m baking and sampling.
 
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