Starbucks Oat and Fudge Bars

29 Jun 2013

Starbucks Oat and Fudge Bars




Man am I tanned.

I just went camping in Osoyoos, and it was the most beautiful campground I have ever been to. Surrounded by water with mountains all around. The perfect location to get away for 3 days. Osoyoos averages around 30 cm of rain per year. If it averaged 5 cm less, it would be considered a dessert.




So you'd think it would be dry and hot and a great warm up for when I go to Mexico in 3 weeks. But it turns out that for 2 of the 3 days we go, it rains. What bad timing.

But it all worked out in the end, because the last day was ridiculously hot. I was stumbling around to try to find some shade. I'm glad to be back in the cold, rainy weather of Vancouver.




Surprisingly, one of the things that I missed the most about being away from civilization was Starbucks.

I know that's sad, but it's true. So what do I do as soon as I get home? Well, since I'm too lazy to go all the way to a Starbucks, I make my own coffee. But what about some Starbucks treat to go with it?

Don't worry, I've got that covered. I made a replica of my favorite thing at Starbucks: the oat and fudge bar.

Now I don't need to dish out $2 along with my coffee at Starbucks to have one of these delicious treats, I can just make it at home!






Adapted from food.com 
What you'll need:

Oat Base:
-1 cup white sugar
-1 cup brown sugar
-1 cup butter, softened
-2 eggs
-1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
-1/2 cup whole wheat flour
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-3 cups oats

Fudge:
-1 can (300 mL) sweetened condensed milk
-2 cups chocolate chips
-1/2 cup butter


Directions:

    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Line a 7x11 pan with aluminum foil that covers the bottom and reaches up the sides.
    2.   In a large bowl, cream together the sugars, 1 cup butter and eggs.
    3.   In a separate bowl, mix together the flours, baking soda and oats. Slowly mix the flour mixture to the sugar mixture until fully incorporated.
    4.   Spread 3/4 of this mixture into the prepared pan.
    5.   In a medium saucepan, melt the fudge ingredients on medium heat, mixing until smooth.
    6.   Pour the chocolate mixture over the dough in the pan, then blob the remaining oat mixture on top.
    7.   Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 30 minutes, then refrigerate.




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20 comments:

  1. Tempting fudge ! I am drooling here....

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  2. And homemade taste way better anyway :D

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  3. This fudge is enticing me my friend :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  4. Yummmmyyyyy!!! i love these bars, they look fab!

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  5. Even with the rain, I'm glad you had a good trip!

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  6. Looks perfect Cathleen !! Yummy bars that's soo irresistible :) Glad u had an awesome holiday with mixed weather.. U cud enjoy that place in both climate :)

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  7. I hear ya...starbucks can be so addicting. Especially during camping, when you wake to the beauty of the nature, you wanna enjoy it with a cup in your hand..
    Sounds like you had fun and Mexico, wow, but yes the weather is crazy everywhere. We had rain in SF..weird..
    Back to the bars, they look good, I have some opened can of condensed milk, might try it today. Will get back to you on how that goes.

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  9. It looks sooo delicious! :)
    Love it so much!
    I'd like one of them right now ..slurp!
    Have a nice day, dear ^^
    Incoronata.

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  10. Yum! I am having some coffee right now and wish I had one of these!

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  11. I have made these before. I should make them again-and soon!

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  12. hai there..first time here. yummy looking bars. do drop by my space too when you get the time.

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  13. Gosh, I haven't been camping for years! Always lots of fun. And these bars would be fun to make - and eat! - too. Good stuff - thanks.

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  14. These look so good, I'd love one right now. Copying recipe for future. I found your blog on Sugar and Slice Sunday.

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  15. You made my day Cathleen!
    I love the Starbuck sweet treats but I'm often to lazy to go there after a long day.
    This dessert looks so tasty and it will bring Starbucks ambiance right at home:)

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  16. I'd much rather bake something myself than buy it, especially the Starbucks pastries. Thank you for posting this copycat oat and fudge bar. It's one of my favourites things to eat but because I'm a cheapo, I rarely buy it. I can't wait to try this!

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  17. Glad you had fun camping, even though you got tan! Ahah. These fudge bars look wonderful. Is it weird that I haven`t seen these at Starbucks before?

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