Grammy’s Oatmeal Bar

This is comfort food at it’s finest.  Served warm out of the oven with a glass of milk, we like it for breakfast or a late night snack.  It’s really important that the butter is room temperature so that it creams really well in the mixer.  Another trick is that if you don’t have evaporated milk on hand use  just a splash under a cup of milk and then fill it to the cup line with regular white vinegar.
 
 

Grammy’s Oatmeal Bar

1 cup butter, room temperature
¾ cup sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla
3 cups flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup evaporated milk
3 cups quick-cooking oats
 
1/2 cup powdered sugar
milk
 
 
Cream butter, sugar and vanilla together in a mixer until well blended (almost whipped).  In another bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda.  Alternating, add flour mixture and milk to butter mixture, making sure all is combined well after each addition.  Add oatmeal after last addition. Turn batter into a 9inch baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes. If anything, you’d rather underbake this than overbake.
Make a glaze of  powdered sugar and milk and pour over warm bar before serving.
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