I used to make Fudge Jumbles all of the time when my son (my eldest child) came home from college, probably because a batch was big enough for two pans, so we could enjoy some while at home, and he could take the other (disposable) pan back to college. I’ve never asked if he shared with his roommates!
Fast forward to my youngest daughter now being in college, and when she came home this weekend, she requested Fudge Jumbles! And that’s when I realized that I’ve never blogged about them (I admit I add recipes here so I can find them easily).
Fudge Jumbles Recipe
My friend, who used to work at a bakery, said these are also known as “Hip Huggers” and/or “Gooey Chewy Bars”.
Crust and Topping Ingredients
- 1 cup softened margarine
- 2 cups brown sugar (I had to soften my brown sugar first)
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 cups oatmeal (I use quick oats)
Mix above ingredients (I used my new handy dandy mixer). Pat 2/3 of the mixture in a greased 10″ x 15″ pan (or use 2 – 8″ x 8″ pans). Save the other 1/3 for later.
Fudge Middle Ingredients
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 TBsp margarine
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp vanilla
Melt above ingredients together in microwave. Spread over crust mixture. Lick spoon (a necessity). Then add the remaining 1/3 of the crust/topping mixture as “clumps” over the fudge mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Enjoy with a glass of cold milk.
Side note: I keep seeing the number “1” (look at the time captured in the photo below). According to Google, it either means that I’m manifesting my dreams (I am a big believer in the Law of Attraction) or an angel is trying to communicate with me (my grandmother recently passed away). Either way, I think it’s a good sign.