1 cup butter

2 cups brown sugar

2 eggs

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 1/2 cups flour

2 1/2 cup 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 into a 10 by 15-inch rimmed baking pan. Melt together the chocolate chips, condensed milk, butter and nuts if using, and cool slightly. Pour over the oatmeal mixture and spread evenly. Drop by hand the remaining oatmeal mixture evenly over the chocolate layer. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.