As a child of the 1980s, I enjoyed Fudge Jumbles and wanted to recreate this cookie bar recipe for a long time. Now if you were a child of the 1980’s you too can enjoy these cookies.
If you grew up or lived in the 1980’s you may have enjoyed Pillsbury boxed Fudge Jumbles brownies mix. They were an oatmeal bar cookie with a rich chocolate fudge-like layer that was delicious. The boxed mix discontinued a few years after it was introduced.
I have always missed these cookies, and thanks to having some time off from work I was able to put together a version of these that I hope you enjoy.
The base of the cookie bar is an oatmeal cookie-like dough. Above that layer, I add a chocolate fudge layer that you will love.
For this recipe, I used higher quality chocolate. I use a couple of bars of chocolate that were relatively high in cacao percentage. I used some bars that were 70% cacao. You don’t have to do this; I would recommend semi-sweet chocolate chips if you don’t want to use the bars of chocolate.
Fudge Jumbles cookie bars store well, and they set up very firm, so they are perfect to bring to a party and to enjoy when you bring them to someone’s house. I hope you enjoy this recreation as much as I enjoyed preparing these cookies for you.
Love homemade cookies and bars? Try some of these favorite recipes
- Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- Crumbled Jam Bars
- Blue Cheese Walnut Cookies
- Sticky Pecan Bars
- White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Cookies
- Pumpkin Pie Dip with Homemade Ginger Snap Cookies
Fudge Jumbles Cookies
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter softened
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups oats
- 12 ounces dark chocolate used 70% cacao
- 15 ounces Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl cream together 1 cup of butter and 2 cups brown sugar. When the sugar has been creamed together add in two eggs and mix well. Add vanilla. Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt slowly.
- Place 3 cups of oats into a food processor, and process 4 or 5 times. Stir the oats into the cookie dough. In a small pot over low heat melt together the chocolate, Sweetened condensed milk, and 2 tablespoons butter. Set 1/3 of the cookie dough to the side, this will the be topping to the cookies. Pat the remaining dough evenly into the pan.
- Place the chocolate on top of the cookie dough, spread it almost all of the way to the edge. Top with remaining 1/3 of cookie dough. Sprinkle the dough on top of the chocolate. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until the topping is light brown. Allow the cookies to cook in the pan before cutting.