Yields: 9 x 13 pan
Total time: 40 minutes, plus 2 hours cooling time
1 cup shortening or butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups flour
3 cups quick oats (dry)
14.5 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chocolate chips
1) Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9 x 13 x 3 inch pan.
2) With an electric mixture, cream together shortening (or butter) and brown sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, baking soda, and salt and beat until combined. Mix in the flour. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the dry quick oats. The dough will be very thick.
3) Press dough evenly into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the dough and smooth with a spatula. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top. Bake at 350 F. for 25 to 30 minutes until the crust is browned.
4) Cool at least 2 hours, and then cut into squares to serve.