Eunice & her Bars

This past Saturday, I went to a church picnic. I signed up to bring a dessert.

For a few brief days I contemplated making a pie or cake to enter into the annual contest. Thankfully, I thought better of it. πŸ˜‰

I consulted a few of my favorite recipe sites to look for a yummy recipe but alas – I didn’t find anything I really wanted to try. (Add to that: I didn’t want to run out to the store to buy any ingredients. Lazy. I know.) Anyway, I recalled this delightful bar I had eaten that some friends had made.

They were ever so slightly oatmeal-y and – most importantly – chocolate-y. When I asked what the bars were called, they said “Eunice’s Bars.” I figured I could just look up the recipe on the internet, but all I could find was locations for bars called Eunice’s bars.

Not exactly what I was looking for…

Thankfully, for both myself and all the people at the picnic – I was able to procure the recipe from them.

And now – I shall pass on the favor by sharing it with you. You are welcome.


Eunice’s Bars

Cream together:
1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar

2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 1/2 cups flour
3 cups oatmeal

pat 2/3 of this mixture into a greased 9×13 pan.

In a small saucepan, combine:
12 oz chocolate chips
2 Tablespoons butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Heat on low until completely melted. Remove from heat and add:
1 tsp. vanilla

Pour fudge filling over oatmeal layer. Take spoonfuls of the remaining oatmeal batter and drop it onto the filling so the fillling is mostly covered but still able to be seen.

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until slightly brown.


p.s. don’t worry – the bar in the pictures above did not go to waste. It just went to waist.
I currently have 3 bars left. Who wants to join me? πŸ™‚

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  1. Sayrah says:

    Whoa, whoa, whoa!!! Amazing! I definitely will try these. And I want one of those remaining bars. But maybe by this time they’re all gone anyways. They would be if they were at my house! πŸ™‚

  2. Lydia Gwaltney says:

    “SWEET” blog, Christa! Pun intended. I’m going to have to try the Eunice bars this weekend… I’m all about oatmeal and chocolate…
    Speaking of oatmeal, I have a great recipe for oatmeal cookies (passed down from my grandma) in the “notes” section of my f/b profile. I’d highly recommend that you try them at some point! πŸ™‚

  3. crystal acker says:

    Just made these for our church picnic! They are wonderful. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Lydia Gwaltney says:

    Um…. WOW! I made these last night for youth group tonight (the recipe makes a LOT) and taste-tested them (just in case).
    The only things that I did differently… I sprinkled some M&M’s on top of the chocolate layer for some fun color (this IS for teens, after all!), and added some more oatmeal to the top layer to make it more crumbly…
    Can I say it again?! WOW!!!
    Oh, and this makes a LOT of bars (as indicated by the 9×13). Perfect for a crowd. Just add a glass of milk!

  5. Lydia Gwaltney says:

    I guess that I over-emphasized that this recipe feeds a lot of people, but it does! πŸ™‚ Great recommendation, Christa!

  6. cora says:

    Hi Christa! I made this during the weekend and brought the bars to work today for our Thanksgiving Dinner and guess what?!.. they were all consumed :). there were at least 50 people in that room with plenty of food options. It was soo good. I will be making this again for this Thursday. good stuff. thanks for sharing.

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