From, "California Sizzles...Easy and Distinctive Recipes for a Vibrant Lifestyle," published in cooperation with your Daily Inbox Newsletter.


  • 3/4 cup flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 cups quick cooking oats

  • 12 ounces sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable shortening

  • 4 squares semi-sweet chocolate

  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate

  • 1/4 teaspoon black walnut extract

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Sift together flour, salt and baking soda.  Set aside.
3.  Combine butter, sugar, egg, butter flavoring and 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla.  Add flour mixture and oats. Reserving half of the mixture, press remaining half into greased 8-inch square pan.  Set aside.
4. Heat milk, shortening and chocolate over low heat until chocolate is melted.  Remove from heat and stir in remaining teaspoon vanilla, black walnut extract and walnuts.  Spread over oat mixture in pan.  Place small spoonfuls of reserved oat mixture over chocolate layer and smooth together to cover.
5.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Cool completely and cut into 2-inch squares.

16 brownies

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