About this recipe:This is a fantastically chocolaty, crumbly and easy traybake. A lovely combination of chocolate and oats that is cheap to make, making it great for a cake sale or a kid-pleasing after-school snack.
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:35min › Ready in:45min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly butter a 20x30cm baking tin, or line the bottom with baking parchment.
In large bowl, combine both flours, oats, brown sugar and butter; mix well with your hands or a wooden spoon. Expect the mixture to be crumbly. Reserve 6 to 8 tablespoons of the oat mixture and press the remainder on the bottom of the prepared tin. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
Pour the entire tin of condensed milk evenly over the baked base. Sprinkle with nuts and chocolate; top with reserved oat mixture and press down firmly.
Bake for a further 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into small squares or slices. Store leftovers covered at room temperature.
Altered ingredient amounts.
I felt the amount of condensed milk was too much for the oat mixture and overall too sweet. So the second time I made this, I upped the oat mixture by 50% and reduced the sugar in half. This made the bars still sticky and sweet and delicious, but less likely to fall to pieces. - 09 Apr 2011
Followed Jenowuk's advice and used 120g oats and 80g sugar. Also melted the chocolate to pour on top of the condensed milk so it wasn't in lumps. Use the best dark chocolate.
I did chill it afterwards too. - 27 Oct 2012