These bars are a perfect union. They bring together two important women in my life.
In all our lives really.
Martha Stewart and the Pioneer Woman.
Martha brings her classic Oatmeal Bar recipe in all its splendor to our little party.
I tweaked her recipe by adding six Milky Way bars to the center instead of the straight caramel in her recipe. If you would like to do this as well (and I recommend that you do) just melt six Milky Way bars over medium – medium low heat and add 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Let cool for 5-10 minutes then incorporate into the recipe at the same time Martha recommends adding the caramel.
*I also cooked it in all one batch. As in, pressed the oatmeal mixture into bottom of pan, added Milky Way caramel, pressed oatmeal mixture over top, then baked. Saved me about 25 minutes of baking time and still tasted super delicious.
Did you happen to see the Milky Way Cake she posted recently? I think my eyes popped out of my head. The concept of melting down the world greatest candy bars and simply adding them to baking recipes is nothing short of brilliant.
Anywho… it certainly got the old thinker workin.
The first bar is Martha’s. The second is a Oatmeal Milky Way Brownie Bar.
You can eat these a couple of ways.
Cut into big huge bars and pretend its not 37,978 calories per serving.
Or (if you are feeling particularly dainty) cut into one inch squares and top with a dollop of natural vanilla ice cream.
Take a sweet moment in time to indulge your senses and your taste buds.
Then eat twenty seven.