White Chocolate Orange Dream Bars

Course : Chocolate
Serves: 60
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Ingredients:

1 cup shortening -- golden crisco
2 cups brown sugar -- lightly packed
2 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups oatmeal
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups chocolate chip -- white
2 tablespoons shortening -- golden crisco
1 tablespoon orange peel -- grated
2/3 cup almonds -- chopped pecans or
 

Preparation / Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Grease 15" x 10" x 1" jelly roll pan. Cream 1 cup Golden Crisco shortening, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large mixer bowl until smooth and creamy. Gradually add flour, baking soda and cinnamon, mixing until smooth. Stir in oats. Set aside. Heat sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips and 2 tbsp. Golden Crisco shortening on low heat, stirring often, just until melted and smooth. Stir in orange rind and nuts. Press 2/3 cup of the oat mixture (about 4 cups) into greased pan. Spread filling mixture evenly over crust. Sprinkle remaining oat mixture evenly over filling. Bake at 350F (180C) for 25-30 minutes, or until golden. Cool, then cut into bars. Excellent for freezing.

 

Nutritional Information:

142 Calories (kcal); 7g Total Fat; (44% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 18g Carbohydrate; 8mg Cholesterol; 32mg Sodium


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