Cashew Fudge Bars

Cashew Fudge Bars
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  1. 1 cup cashew halves
  2. 1 cup Pillsbury® refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  3. 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  4. 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated) from a 14-oz can
  5. 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Steps
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  3. Heat oven to 350ºF (325°F for dark pan). Chop 1/2 cup of the cashew halves. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir in chopped cashews and oats. In ungreased 9x9-inch pan, press dough evenly to form crust. Bake 12 minutes.
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  5. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, cook condensed milk and chocolate chips over low heat about 6 minutes, stirring constantly, until chips are melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla.
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  7. Remove partially baked crust from oven. Spread chocolate mixture evenly over crust. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cashews; press gently into chocolate.
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  9. Return to oven; bake 12 to 15 minutes longer or until edges and center begin to crack. Cool completely on wire rack, about 1 hour. Cut into bars.