Rating: 3.5 stars
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 6
  • 25 Ratings

A chewy oat base, creamy filling, and dense chocolate topper add up to the ultimate bar cookie. For a satiny finish, spread the fudge frosting on with a warm metal spatula.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

bake:
10 mins
total:
50 mins
prep:
40 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
Makes 32 brownies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease the bottom of a 2-quart rectangular baking dish; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine oats, the 1/2 cup flour, the brown sugar, baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir in the 6 tablespoons melted butter. Pat into prepared baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, for cheesecake layer. In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese, egg yolk, and 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar; spoon in small dollops over the partially baked layer. Sprinkle with chopped nougat bars.

  • In a large bowl, combine the remaining 3/4 cup granulated sugar, the 1/4 cup melted butter, melted chocolate, and vanilla. Beat in egg. In a small bowl, stir together the 2/3 cup flour, the baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Alternately add flour mixture and milk to chocolate mixture, beating with a wooden spoon after each addition just until combined. Carefully spoon over cheesecake layer. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched.

  • Cool in pan on a wire rack. Spread with chocolate fudge frosting. Cut into bars. Makes 32 bars.

To Bake Ahead:

Bake as directed; do not cut into bars. Cover pan; chill for up to 2 days.

Test Kitchen Tip:

For a satiny finish, spread the fudge frosting on with a warm metal spatula.

Nutrition Facts

162 calories; fat 8g; cholesterol 26mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 22g; mono fat 2g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 16g; protein 2g; vitamin a 145.8IU; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; folate 12.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 113mg; potassium 59mg; calcium 20.2mg; iron 0.7mg.
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