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Frosted Oatmeal Bars Recipe

Frosted Oatmeal Bars

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"This recipe is great for busy people with no time to bake cookies. They are quick, easy and delicious!"

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. In medium bowl, combine oats, sugar, butter, and honey. Microwave on high for 4 1/2 - 5 1/2 minutes or until bubbly, stirring twice.
  2. Spread honey mixture in an 8 x 8 inch pan. Cool in refrigerator.
  3. In small bowl, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter. Microwave on high for 1 - 1 1/2 minutes or until chips are soft, stirring once. Spread over cookie mixture. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm. Cut into squares.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 24, 2003

Great to make for an instant craving for something sweet. I tossed in some shredded coconut to the hot oat mixture and topped it with white chocolate chips mixed with the peanut butter instead of chocolate chips. If I had nuts on hand it would have been a 5 star for sure! It wasn't overly sweet for me.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 30, 2003

Recipe was indeed VERY quick and easy. However I found them to be a bit too sweet (this is saying a lot! I've got a terrible sweet tooth, didn't think there was such a thing as "too sweet".) I may make them again, because they were so quick and easy, but next time I'll add a pinch of salt to the oatmeal mixture and maybe some crushed pretzels or chopped salted peanuts.


30 Ratings

May 20, 2011

Thought these were a little too sweet. They were too hard if stored in the fridge and too soft if stored on the counter.

Jul 23, 2004

I love these and so does my son! They are a bit messy though, definately not a hiking bar. I think next time I will try to get the frosting on the inside so we can take it camping with us. Thanks for the great recipe!

Oct 31, 2003

these are delicious. I did not vary the recipe at all except for adding another 1/2 cup choc chips to the "frosting" and they turned out great. It was hard to wait for the oat mixture to cool (it takes a while) before putting on the frosting and then you have to wait for that to set as well, so I wouldn't exactly call this a quick fix for that reason, but it is such a simple recipe I would definitely recommend it for anyone who wants an easy recipe to fix w/ ingredients you almost always have on hand...

Oct 20, 2011

there is something about the topping (pb & choc mixed together and refrigerated) that makes me lose control. i literally cannot eat just one and have to run a marathon to burn off the rest. BUT it's soo worth it! lol

Mar 16, 2011

Easy to make! I had to make these on the stove top, so was thankful for the description of "until bubbly" when cooking the bottom layer. I subbed cinnamon chips for the chocolate chips. These disappeared quickly. Great recipe!

Feb 03, 2008

Really easy and quick to make! I used chunky peanut butter and they turned out great =)


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  • Calories
  • 262 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.2 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 13.4 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 84 mg
  • 3%

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

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