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Ingredients

2 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2-1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix
3 cups quick cooking oats
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup Eagle brand milk
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts
2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

Mix sugar, margarine, eggs and vanilla. Mix in baking mix and oats; reserve. Melt chips, milk, 2 tablespoons margarine and salt over low heat or in microwave, stirring until smooth. Stir in nuts and vanilla. Press about 2/3 of oatmeal mixture into greased jelly roll pan with greased hands. Spread chocolate mixture over oatmeal layer. Drop remaining oatmeal mixture by tablespoonfuls on top. Bake at 350 degrees about 30 minutes until light brown. Cool completely and cut into 2x1-inch bars. Makes 75 cookies.

Lois Retherford
Joy, Illinois



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