Fudge Jumbles were a favorite of the 1980s, but you can enjoy these delicious oatmeal fudge bars that are so hard to resist.
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History of Fudge Jumbles Cookie Bars
As a child of the 1980s, I enjoyed Pillsbury Fudge Jumbles and have wanted to recreate this cookie bar recipe for a long time. Now, if you were a child of the 1980s or any other decade, you too can make and enjoy these cookies at home. If you’ve been searching and searching for a good fudge jumbled Pillsbury recipe, I do believe you’ve found it.
Fudge Jumbles came from the Pillsbury boxed Fudge Jumbles mix. They were an oatmeal bar cookie with a rich chocolate fudge-like layer. I have always missed these scrumptious 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.
What Happened to Fudge Jumbles?
In spite of these oatmeal cookie bars being so delicious, the Pillsbury boxed mix was discontinued a few years after it was introduced. But not to worry, you don’t have to rely on Pillsbury because now you have this copycat recipe. These cookies are sweet and rich with butter, eggs, and condensed milk and will definitely satisfy your chocolate cravings.
For this oatmeal fudge bar recipe, I used higher quality chocolate with a 70% cacao rating. However, if you don’t want to do this, I recommend substituting semi-sweet chocolate chips. These oatmeal fudge bars set up very firm and store well, making them perfect for bringing to a party. I love this comment from a reader:
How to make Fudge Jumbles
This recipe is a simple oatmeal bar cookie, with layers of creamy chocolate filling. You won’t want to miss this one!
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.
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.
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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 your oven to 325 degrees. Prepare a greased and floured 9x13 inch pan.
- Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda. In a large bowl, creamtogether 1 cup of butter and 2 cups of brown sugar.
- Add in two eggs and mix well. Add vanilla. Slowly add in the flour,baking soda, and salt.
- 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, sweetenedcondensed milk, and 2 tablespoons butter. Set 1/3 of the cookie dough to theside - this will be the topping for the cookies.
- Pat the remaining dough evenly into the pan. Place the chocolate on topof the cookie dough and spread it almost all of the way to the edge. Sprinklethe set-aside cookie dough on top of the chocolate.
- Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until the topping is light brown.Allow the cookies to cool in the pan before cutting.