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Choc-Oat-PB Bars Recipe

Choc-Oat-PB Bars

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"These are like the no-bake cookies, but much better as a bar!"

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Original recipe makes 14 bars Change Servings


  1. Spray a 9x9 inch baking pan with non-aerosol cooking spray.
  2. Combine sugar, cocoa, milk and butter in a saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil. Stop stirring after the mixture starts boiling; allow it to boil for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove mixture from heat and stir in oats, peanut butter and vanilla; mix well. Spread mixture into the prepared pan. Cool and store in refrigerator.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 03, 2006

This recipe definitely hit the spot for my me (and the family). If you're new to it, boiling the milk for two minutes without stirring seems extreme, but it just makes the consistency a little bit more carmelly. I added an extra cup of oats and made these into cookies. Also, I added the cocoa powder with the dry ingredients (I've tried both ways and this sets better). I used natural peanut butter (like an earlier reviewer) and found that letting it rest in the fridge for even an hour helped them set perfectly. For those who want to indulge immediately, I agree that the consistency is gooey. Yummy either way!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 24, 2003

Very good cookies but I think I would boil them for one minute as these did not set up well and were very gooey


40 Ratings

Oct 21, 2006

Outstanding! Did not have evaporated milk and used 1/4 c milk and 1 T honey. Boiling + stirring for long enough ensures that it will set. Solidified nicely in about 20 minutes.

Dec 17, 2005

I've tried several of the recipes on this site for a no-bake choc/oat cookie and this is by far the best recipe I've tasted. Be sure and stir the mixture over MEDIUM heat so it has time to thicken before coming to a rolling boil. I used fat-free evaporated milk, old fashioned oats, and adam's natural creamy peanut butter and I'm really happy with how it came out. I think what makes this recipe so good is the evaporated milk instead of regular milk and the large amount of vanilla. I was worried about putting that much in but it made it taste soooo good.

Dec 10, 2007

I used natural peanut butter, 1/2 cup less sugar than called for, added 2 tbsps extra cocoa, and substituted quinoa flakes for the oats. The results set up great, and were enjoyed by all. Next time I will use less butter, because the bars, came out a tad on the greasy side. No bake in bar form is definitely the way to go.

Oct 17, 2005

I can't really rate these, because they never set up properly for me. It could be me though. I followed the directions, even the 2 min. boiling time without stirring, which I thought was wierd. Could it be because I used natural PB? (It just contains no sugar and no hydrogenated oils). Help! I've attempted to make a few similar recipes for no-bake cookies, and in the past 5 years they've only turned out once for me. (And I used to make these all the time in junior high and high school, and they always turned out!) They didn't harden up correctly. Since they're in the fridge they are firm, but not the right texture. They stayed goopy. They'll be fine heated up in the mircorwave, but not what I was wanting!

Jan 11, 2008

Tastes like a chocolate, oatmeal, PB fudge. YUM! I stirred in about 3/4 cup of milk chocolate chips just before putting mix into pan for a little extra chocolate.

Nov 04, 2012

Very good!! Even with a few substitutions, they came out great! (I had only 6 tbsp butter & used 2% milk.) The suggestion to stir on med heat until the sugar dissolved was a big help. Family loved them. So easy, so good and so going into my dessert rotation.


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  • Calories
  • 299 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.1 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 100 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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