Monday, March 22, 2010

Fudge Jumbles

I got lonely last Sunday and decided to make some fudge jumbles to keep me company while Brett was working. They have become long lasting companions as they have joined the ranks of adipose cells in my torso. At least they'll be sticking around for a long time - I will never be lonely again. In case any of you want a long-term relationship with something that you eat, here's the recipe:
Fudge Jumbles
Crust Layer:
      Cream together:
             1 C. margarine or butter
             2 C. brown sugar
             2 eggs
             2 tsp vanilla
      Add: (I put them right in, but mixing the dry ingredients together first might make it more homogeneous in the end).
             2 1/2 C. flour
             3 C. quick oats
             1 tsp salt
             1 tsp baking powder
Chocolate layer - make in a separate bowl
      Over low heat melt (or on low power in the microwave):
            12 oz. chocolate chips
              2 Tbs butter (I'm tempted to leave out the butter, because it seems to make the chocolate go all gritty... I'll let you know how that goes the next time I try it).
      Add and mix well:
            1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
            1/4 tsp salt
            1 tsp vanilla
Pat the 2/3 of the oatmeal mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 greased pan. Pour on the chocolate mixture. Top with little globs of the remaining oatmeal stuff. Bake 25 min. at 350°

I think that these are best served after a few hours of solidifying and cooling with a glass of milk, but warm and gooey works too (the glass of milk element remains the same despite the temperature at consumption).