My 12 year old always asks me to buy Ding Dongs for her lunches she takes to school. I smile and tell her I won't buy Ding Dongs at the store because I already have one at home, her. These Fudgey M&M Oat Bars might not be Ding Dongs, but I sure didn't get any complaints when I put them in the kids lunches.
1 1/2 cups quick oats
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter melted
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 ounce)bag milk chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup M&Ms
Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl mix oats, flour, brown sugar, salt and 1 cup softened butter. Remove 1 cup of the mixture and set aside. Press remaining mixture into the bottom of a greased 9x13-inch baking dish. In a small pan, over low-medium heat, melt chocolate chips with the sweetened condensed milk and 2 tablespoons of butter, stirring constantly. Pour chocolate mixture over the oat mixture in the baking dish and spread evenly. Sprinkle leftover oat mixture over the chocolate. Top with M&Ms and bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting.