Thursday, September 8, 2011

Oatmeal Brownie Milky Way Bars

The last couple of weeks of summer have been pretty good for me. I was cast in an opera, Pillsbury featured my last blog post, I've been logging some great miles in training for a marathon, and I've been hanging out with a bunch of friends, old and new.

I've also stumbled upon many great recipes! (When I first typed that I spelled "upron." I wonder what an upron would be. Some fancy type of apron without strings?)

Anyway, I digress. One of those awesome recipes I found was this one for Oatmeal Brownie Milky Way Bars from the great site, i am baker

I haven't used a boxed brownie mix in a long time so these tasted a little weird to me due to that. However, they are still very yummy and GREAT when microwaved and topped with vanilla ice cream. And if you'd like to use a brownie recipe made from scratch, I'd suggest the tried, tested, and true Supernatural Brownie recipe
Oatmeal Brownie Milky Way Bars (from i am baker)
Oatmeal Milky Way Brownie Bars
2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
2 cups flour
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 1/2 sticks room temp. butter
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups boxed brownie mix (I used dark chocolate)
1/3 cup canola oil
1 egg
1 bag (11 oz.) caramel squares
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 Milky Way bars
(If you are using the Supernatural Brownie recipe, you can use everything called for in that recipe in place of the flour, sugar, butter, baking soda, salt, brownie mix, oil, and egg.)

In a medium sauce pan, place the two Milky Ways, entire bag of caramels, and half cup of heavy cream. Let simmer over medium to medium low heat until fully melted. Remove from heat and let cool approximately ten minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl combine oats, flour, baking soda, salt, brown sugar, and butter. Either use a fork to incorporate or use hands to combine. The chunks of butter should be no larger than the size of a pea.

Add in two cups of brownie mix, egg, and oil. Stir until just combined.

Using a prepared 9x13 baking dish, spread half of the oat mixture into dish and press firmly to flatten. (Make sure you don't use more than half because you won't have enough to cover the top.)

Pour the melted Milky Way mixture over the oat mixture. Make sure to get all the way to the corners.

Top with remaining oat mixture.

Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes.
Bake well and prosper!

6 comments:

  1. i love havign oatmeal in anything (in fact, i am eating it for brekkie right now hahaha)...im sure it adds to the taste and texture of this delish looking brownie! sounds like youve been busy with lots of exciting things! congrats on the cast and feature :) whee!

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  2. Sounds like you had fun and really enjoyed the last couple of weeks of summer! Congratulations on the spot light, by the way. :) You totally deserve it. These brownie bars sound decadent! I can't wait to enjoy one with vanilla ice cream and a cup of tea on the side. Take care and have a great weekend.

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  3. Really daaahling? What opera are you in?
    Love this brownie, I wonder if it will work with my favorite guilty pleasure: snickers.
    *kisses* HH

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  4. Ah Milky Way... oh my word, I don't think I've had a bar since I was a child, but I love how you bring this candy bar to a whole new level.

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  5. This is great for "extra power" for your training. I read about your supernatural brownies post and had a great laughed at your "champion looks". Both brownies are great and as you mentioned, I would prefer to bake the one made from scratch. Good Luck with your training.

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  6. Congrats on the opera....how exciting!!! These bars look so delicious....great fueling for the marathon miles :)

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