I cannot decide if this sinful concoction should be tagged as candy or as a cookie. Whatever the tag it is one bar that you are going to want to prepare when the chocolate bug bites! It’s easy. The hardest part is lining the baking sheet with parchment paper which has a mind of its own sometimes. So you start with graham crackers to line your baking sheet. I think I have said this before that manufactures are reducing the size of the product or the container. Have you noticed that your favorite cookie or cracker is somewhat smaller now? What about a gallon of ice cream? It is no longer a gallon. I noticed when shopping for evaporated milk that the number of ounces in the can has been reduced. In some cases it could wreck a recipe, but not it this case. Anyway these bars are so good that you just have to try them. It makes a bunch and they are quite rich, but freeze them for up to three months. Then you’ll have a little chocolate hanging around in case of an emergency! You know what I mean.
Here is the pan lined with parchment paper and graham crackers on top.
Here is the oat mixture:
Oat’n Toffee Grahams from Better Homes and Gardens
Yield: about 32 bars
- 12 whole graham crackers (rectangles)
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 2/3 cup butter, melted
- 1 egg slightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 12 – ounce (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate pieces
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts ( I used smokehouse flavor whole almonds)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a jellyroll pan 15x10x1 inch with parchment paper extending the paper beyond the edges.
- Arrange graham crackers in a single layer in prepared pan. Mine did not fill the pan since the manufacture has shrunk the size of the cookie!
- In a large bowl stir together oats, sugars, flour, egg, butter and vanilla. Mix well.
- Spoon oat mixture over the crackers. Spread to the edges.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the oat mixture bubbles and is light brown.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate.
- Return to the oven for 1 minute.
- Spread melted chocolate evenly over bars.
- Sprinkle with coarsely chopped nuts.
- Cool completely.
- Using parchment paper lift from the pan.
- Cut or break into bars.