Delicious Red Velvet Oatmeal Fudge Bars - great for gift giving!
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Red Velvet Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 12
Author: Rebekah | Kitchen Gidget

Ingredients

For the cookie layer:

  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Red food dye

For the fudge layer:

  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk NOT evaporated
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8x8 or 9x9 pan or line with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix together oats, flour, baking soda and salt.
  • In another large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add red food dye until mixture is a vibrant dark red color. Amount varies on the strength of your dye. Approximately half a bottle of liquid dye.
  • Slowly mix in dry ingredients. Add additional dye if needed.
  • Press 2/3 of the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan; set aside.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the chocolate, sweetened condensed milk and butter, stirring frequently until smooth.
  • Pour the fudge over the layer of cookie dough and spread in an even layer. Dot top of fudge with spoonfuls of remaining cookie dough.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, or until cookie dough is almost but not quite set. Let cool on a wire rack before cutting into bars.