cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted and divided
teaspoon baking soda
(14-ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
teaspoons vanilla extract
cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
Additional chopped walnuts (optional)
20 to 30 minutes
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, walnuts, 6 tablespoons butter and baking soda. Press oat mixture firmly on bottom of greased 13×9-inch baking pan. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
2. In medium saucepan over medium heat, combine remaining 2 tablespoons butter and EAGLE BRAND®. Cook and stir until mixture thickens slightly, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Spread evenly over baked crust. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
3. Remove from oven; immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let stand 1 minute; spread chocolate chips while still warm. Garnish with additional walnuts (optional); press down firmly. Cool thoroughly. Chill if desired. Cut into bars. Store tightly covered at room temperature.