Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hip Huggers

 Yuppp… these just go right to the hips.  Not only because they are so calorie laden, but because you can’t stop eating them!  This is a recipe I developed in the early 1980’s for school bake sales.  They were a hit then and now.  ENJOY!!

Hip Huggers

By Kathleen Barnett
Cradle Mountain Kitchen

1 (14 oz) can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
6 tbsp. butter
6 oz (small package) chocolate chips
Dash salt
1 tsp. vanilla

1 ½ cup brown sugar
¾ cup butter, melted
1 egg, beaten
¾ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 ¾ cup flour
1 3/4 cup oatmeal
1 tsp. vanilla

Optional:  ½ cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350°.  Grease a 9 X 13 inch baking pan.

Heat milk, 6 tablespoons butter and chocolate chips together until melted.  Add dash salt and 1 teaspoon vanilla.  Set aside.

Mix together all remaining ingredients (except nuts).  Press 2/3 of oatmeal mixture into the greased pan.  Top with the chocolate mixture (try to put more in the pan than you taste!). 

Crumble remaining oatmeal mixture on top.  If desired, add ½ cup chopped nuts.

Bake 25 minutes then cool for a few hours before cutting into small squares.