When my Taste of Home Magazine arrives, I’m always excited to post some of the great looking recipes. My Mother in Law always made these bars, and so I know that are really good. I haven’t made them for a while, and I think today might be the day. Did I mention that my husband doesn’t care for Chocolate. That means I have to eat them all!

 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened, divided
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
 4 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
 3 cups quick-cooking oats
 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
 1 teaspoon baking soda
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet or milk chocolate chips
 1 cup chopped walnuts


 In a mixing bowl, cream 1 cup butter and brown sugar. Beat in eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, 1 teaspoon salt and baking soda; stir into creamed mixture. Press two-thirds of oat mixture into a greased 15 by 10 by 1-inch baking pan. In a saucepan, combine milk, chocolate chips and remaining butter and salt. Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted. Remove from the heat; stir in walnuts and remaining vanilla. Spread over crust. Sprinkle with remaining oat mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool. Cut into squares.