As a mother of a school age child, I’m constantly looking for snacks and lunchbox items to cook and bake for her. If the recipe is easy, it’s even better.
I found this recipe in a Nestle cooking book. It’s full of little sweet goodies for the family. I’m trying to make my way through the delicious recipes.
Here is one I found easy to make and it’s the first recipe I’ve made from the book. The original recipe called for walnuts. I used cashews because that’s what I had in my pantry. Feel free to use any nuts you have on hand.
My family enjoyed it and I’m sure yours will too.
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 250g melted butter
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 tsp vanilla paste
- 2 cups self raising flour
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 30g extra butter
- 300g dark chocolate, chopped
- 395g sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup chopped cashews
- 2 tsp vanilla essence, extra.
- Preheat oven 180degC (160degC fan forced).
- Grease and line a baking tray (20cm x 30cm)
- In a bowl, combine the sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla. Stir in the sifted flour and oasts. Mix well.
- Spoon mixture into the prepared tray.
- Combine the dark chocolate, condensed milk and extra butter in a saucepan.
- Stir over low heat until the chocolate is melted.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the cashews and extra vanilla.
- Spread the chocolate mixture over the base.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked.
- Cut into bars.