Friday, May 11, 2012

Starbucks Knock-Off Oat Fudge Bars

Adapted from Food.com.

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1/2 c. White sugar
1 c. Brown sugar
3/4 c. Unsalted butter
2 Eggs, room temperature
1 tsp Vanilla
2 c. All purpose flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking soda
3 c. Rolled oats

1 c. (250mL) Sweetened condensed milk
2 c. Semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 c. Unsalted butter
1 tsp Vanilla

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Heat 1/2 cup of butter in the microwave until mostly melted.  Check butter every 20 seconds; this could take a few minute if your butter is cold.  Add the last 1/4 cup of butter in the mostly melted butter.  Whisk until the butter are fully incorporated.

Whisk in sugars, eggs and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and oats.  Stir with a fork until well mixed.

Slowly add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture.  Mix well.

Spread 3/4 of this mixture onto a lightly greased 9/13" pan.  (I lined the pan with parchment paper.)

Melt the butter in a saucepan.  Add the chocolate chips into the melted butter, stirring constantly until the chocolate starts to melt.  Add the condense milk and vanilla until everything is well incorporated.

Pour the chocolate fudge onto the oat bottom and spread evenly.

Drop the remaining oat mixture in blobs on top of the fudge layer.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.


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My comments:

I'm not a Starbucks junkie but I certainly know what I like when I go in there. Usually, I stop at a half-sweet skinny vanilla latte or just a plain latte if I'm feeling cheap. I often peek at their food display to see what they have. Things like cookies and cupcakes don't interest me but their Oat Fudge Bar is The Bomb!! Everytime I see it, I can't resist. If I don't have enough cash on me, I'd skip the latte and opt for their Oat Fudge Bar (and ask for free tap water to wash it down). It is that good!!!

I don't know what came over me but out of the blue, I decided I want to make them. I searched online and came up with surprisingly few copycat recipes. I selected this one on Food.com because it had the most reviews and the best reviews. The recipe was really easy to do and after a few little tweaks (you know I can't bake without tweaking), I think I am happy with the results.

It's been a long time since I had the Oat Fudge Bar at Starbucks so I can't make a fair comparison. But these bars are pretty darn good and every person who had piece told me it's awesome. In the end, I don't think it matters that it doesn't taste like Starbucks' Oat Fudge Bars as long as my knock-off version is delicious!! :)

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1 comment:

pjcim said...

Hi my name is P.J. I was surfing the net & came accross Ur Dark Choc Cherry Biscotti, Well I'm trying then this week. Than I saw Ur knock-off oat fudge bars, well they look like to die for, so now i have to try these toooooo. I dont stop at starbucks, but i may try their's too, BUT I AM MORE THAN SURE Ur's will be better. I really cant wait to make these...