I have fond memories of coming home from school and being welcomed by some kind of delicious homemade baked goodie. Whether that be Scotcharoos, homemade bread, Pudding-wiches, banana bread or my favorite, Tootsie Roll bars! Let me know if you try them, super easy and oh so good!
Tootsie Roll Bars
1 Cup brown sugar
1 3/4 Cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 Cup flour
1 3/4 Cup old fashion oatmeal
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
Cream butter and sugar. Mix in eggs one at a time, add vanilla.
Add in dry ingredients, mix just until combined.
Spread half of the oatmeal mixture in the bottom of a 9x13 ungreased, pan. Melt 6oz chocolate chips with one can sweet and condensed milk. Pour over oatmeal mixture. Use the remaining oatmeal mixture to "sprinkle" over the top. (I use the word sprinkle only because I'm not sure how else to describe taking bits of the mixture and strategically pacing it all over the top.)
Bake at 350 degrees until slightly golden. Try not to eat the ent…
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