Magical Oat Bars

Magical Oat Bars

Just as I had finished passing around those lovely magic bars to friends and family, I found another recipe from Can You Stay For Dinner Blog (http://canyoustayfordinner.com) and how she had added some wonderful oats, a smaller pan lined with aluminum foil (slightly oiled) and pouring the Sweetened Condensed Milk on last!! Wow, we are almost close to Magic Bar Perfection!I kept the 1 1/2 cups of coconut and put that on top so that when the milk drizzled down to the bottom layers, you could still get that wonderful toasty coconut look on the top!! Plus, I didn’t have butterscotch chips (Not a fan) but I did have the 2 cups of Chocolate Chips. Which was just super chocolate-ty! Much as I love peanut butter, not sure of the coconut combo, so for now I am keeping this one handy. Just so easy to “literally” throw together!

Chocolate Toffee Almond Bars (adapted from SevenSpoons)

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups (375 ml) rolled oats
1/2 cup (125 ml) graham cracker crumbs (about 6 full cracker sheets, crushed)
1/2 tsp (1 ml) fine salt
1/2 cup (125 ml) unsalted butter, melted
1 cup (250 ml) butterscotch chips
1 cup (250 ml) chocolate chips
1 cup (250 ml) sliced almonds
1 can sweetened condensed milk

New Base

New Base

Crush your graham crackers like a barbarian. Or use a food processor.

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line an 8-inch (2 L) square pan with aluminum foil so that the paper hangs over the sides of the pan. Coat with nonstick cooking spray.

Stir the oats, graham crumbs and salt in a bowl to combine. Stir in the melted butter. Press the crumbly oat mixture into the prepared pan. Sprinkle butterscotch chips evenly on top, followed by chocolate chips and sliced almonds. Pour condensed milk evenly over pan (it will sink in as it bakes).

Line your Pan

Line your Pan

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the edges are bubbling. Cool to room temperature in the pan, then chill for at least 4 hours before slicing into bars.

Store toffee bars in the refrigerator for up to a week.

I had a great 11×7 inch glass pan that I like to use because it has a wonderful tupperware lid that keeps it nicely fresh. It is a great size and was perfect for this new recipe.

My local Postal Center stayed open after 7 pm to let me get some very important documents out in the mail last week!! When does THAT ever happen? So, my new favorite Post Man Glenn, with two N’s, was the honorary recipient of the New Magical Bars. Nothing like living near one of the latest closing Post Offices in the country!! Good to keep some handy recipes nearby. :-)

Wore whatever I was wearing since I Threwwwww these together!! So easy, so fail proof!! Sooooo good!!

Bon Appetit!

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