1 cup buter

2 cups brown sugar

2 large eggs

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 1/2 cups flour

2 1/2 cups oatmeal

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 12-ounce package chocolate chips

1 can sweetened condensed milk

4 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional

Mix the first eight ingredients together and spread 2/3rd of the mixture in a 10 by 15-inch rimmed baking sheet. Melt together the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, butter and nuts and cool slightly. Pour over the oatmeal mixture and spread evenly over all. Drop by hand the remaining oatmeal mixture evenly over the chocolate layer. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool before cutting into bars.