Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Suicide Bars

Suicide Bars
or Fabulous Fudge Bars
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup softened butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups quick cooking or regular oats

12-oz pkg. of semisweet or milk chocolate chips
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 Tbsp. butter
1 cup chopped nuts
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees ... grease 9x13 pan
Mix brown sugar, 1 cup butter, eggs and 1 tsp. vanilla in large bowl. Stir in flour, soda, salt and oats. Reserve 1/3 mixture. Press rest of mixture in greased pan.
Heat chocolate chips, milk and 2 Tbsp. butter until melted, stirring constantly (if using microwave, cook in 30 second increments, stirring between). Stir in nuts and 1 tsp. vanilla. Spread over oatmeal mixture in pan. Drop reserved oatmeal mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls onto chocolate mixture. Bake 25-30 minutes or until slightly golden.

For years now, a local desert cafe, Bread & Chocolate, has served Suicide Bars, an oatmeal/cookie bar with fudge and caramel centers. The cafe caught a lot of flak for the name and a few years ago, renamed the ooey-gooey treat "Fabulous Fudge Bars."
Several years ago, the St. Paul Pioneer Press published Bread & Chocolate's original recipe and I thought I died and went to heaven! I make them for super special occasions when I know I'll have a lot of help eating them. When you taste this bar, you'll understand where the original name, Suicide Bars, comes from: You'll want to eat the whole pan of goodies.


  1. Delish Roxy!! You're still here and I'm still here so the decadence of these bars hasn't taken us to heaven yet!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I 'm needing lol to try THESE!!! I'll call U if it kills me...~Terry Y