Chocolate Oat Squares

1 C plus 2-Tbsp butter (divided) 2 C brown sugar

2 eggs 4 tsp vanilla (divided)

3 C quick cooking oatmeal 2-1/2 C all purpose flour

1-1/2 tsp salt divided 1 tsp baking soda

1 14oz can sweetened condense milk

2 C semi-sweet choc. chips

1 C chopped walnuts

Cream 1 C butter and brown sugar; beat in eggs and 2-tsp vanilla. Combine oats, flour, soda and 1-tsp salt. Stir into the creamed mixture

Press 2/3-rds of oatmeal mixture into a greased 10x15 in baking dish. In sauce pan combine milk, choc. chips and 2 Tbsp butter and salt. Cook & stir over low heat until melted. Stir in nuts and vanilla. Spread over mixture in pan. Use the rest of the oatmeal mixture over that.

Bake @ 350 deg 25 minutes Ellen Zimmerman