Chocolate Oat Squares

    Chocolate Oat Squares

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    55min


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    About this recipe: A delicious chocolate oat traybake. A oaty base is covered in a creamy chocolate layer, then covered with a crumbly oat topping. Perfect for packed lunches or cake sales.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 48 

    • 225g butter, softened
    • 450g dark brown soft sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 285g porridge oats
    • 310g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 (397g) tin condensed sweetened milk
    • 30g butter
    • 340g plain chocolate chips
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 120g chopped walnuts
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20x30cm tin.
    2. In a medium bowl, cream together 225g butter with dark brown soft sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Stir in the oats, flour, bicarbonate of soda and 1 teaspoon of salt. Press two thirds of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared tin. Set aside remaining mixture.
    3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the condensed milk, 30g of butter, chocolate chips and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir frequently until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in walnuts and remaining 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Spread over the prepared base and sprinkle with the reserved oat mixture.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

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