Mississippi Mud Pie (Fudge Nut Bars) Recipe

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Mississippi Mud Pie (Fudge Nut Bars)

From Dorothy McNett's recipes at www.dorothymcnett.com. This recipe is from Sue Qualset, 1963 in Merced, California when we were teachers there, with microwave updates. Great served with fresh berries or cherries on the side. Make it a Mississippi Mud Pie by pouring chocolate sauce over and garnish with whipped cream or ice cream, as desired.

1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk (old recipe) or 1/2 cup organic whipping cream (new version!)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup walnuts, or other nuts
1 teaspoon vanilla or vanilla paste

1 1/4 cups all purpose unbleached flour
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt chocolate with milk, butter, and salt in a bowl in microwave 1 minute. Stir to melt, adding 30 seconds if needed to finish melting. Add walnuts and vanilla. Set aside.
In medium bowl whisk flour, soda, and salt to blend well. Set aside. In glass or ceramic batter bowl, melt 1/2 cup butter in microwave 45 - 60 seconds and then whisk in sugar, egg, and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients and oatmeal. Press 2/3 of this mixture into oiled 9 by 9 inch pan. Spread chocolate filling over. Crumble remaining 1/3 mixture over top as evenly as possible. Bake 25-35 minutes, until browned slightly on top. Cool completely. Cut into slices and serve as is, or garnished as desired with Chocolate Sauce and Whipped Cream if making a Mississippi Mud Pie!.

Recipe created 1996-08-19.

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