As a child of the 1980s, I enjoyed Fudge Jumbles and wanted to recreate this cookie 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. They were an oatmeal bar cookie that was delicious. They were discontinued a few years after they were brought in. 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 a 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.
These cookies 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.
Recreate this 1980s chocolate oatmeal bar cookie with this copycat recipe for Fudge Jumbles.
- 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
- 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk (15 ounces)
- 2 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. In 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.Print Recipe