Fudge Oat Bars

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This one is great! My friends and I grew up on this little treat from our small town coffee shop. They have since gone out of business and I was able to get this gem of a recipe from the owner. You have to give this one a try.

1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup margarine at room temperature
3 cups uncooked oatmeal 
2 eggs 
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

For Filling:
1 - 1/2 cups chocolate chips 
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup milk 

Directions:

Cream sugars and margarine. Add eggs and blend. Add flour, salt and soda. Add oatmeal. 

Put half the batter into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. It is easier to handle the dough if you wet your hands. 

ix filling ingredients together in small glass bowl, then microwave for 4 minutes. Stir until well blended. Pour filling over batter in pan. 
Drop remaining batter over filling. If you drop them in medium clumps then you will end up with a swirl pattern. 
Bake in 350 degree oven for 25 - 30 minutes. 
Cut into bars when cool.