No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars Recipe - Allrecipes.com
No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars Recipe
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No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

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"I baked about 100 dozen cookies for the holidays and these were everyone's favorite!! These bars can be frozen, just thaw 10 minutes before serving."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x9 inch pan Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    3 hrs 30 mins

Directions

  1. Grease a 9x9 inch square pan.
  2. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla. Mix in the oats. Cook over low heat 2 to 3 minutes, or until ingredients are well blended. Press half of mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Reserve the other half for topping.
  3. Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in a small heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Pour the chocolate mixture over the crust in the pan, and spread evenly with a knife or the back of a spoon.
  4. Crumble the remaining oat mixture over the chocolate layer, pressing in gently. Cover, and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or overnight. Bring to room temperature before cutting into bars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 14, 2007

As my daughter and I were making these, she thought that they would look so plain - so we decided to reserve some of the chocolate/peanut butter mixture. We put it in a ziploc bag. Then we cut a small hole in the ziploc and drizzled the chocoalte/peanut butter mixture over the oatmeal layer. Nice presentation!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 13, 2007

I can't believe I'm the only one to dislike this recipe! It was bland, boring, and no one in my house would eat it. I like the idea of it, but the actual thing was disappointing. I cut back on the butter to 3/4 cup and added 1/4 milk to make up for the loss in liquid. It kept the oatmeal soft and stir-able. I guess I was expecting something more on the level of a Hello Dolly (aka 7 layer bar). I won't make it again. Also, even though it was "no bake", it still made plenty of mess on the stovetop and took 2 hours to cool down, so it wasn't any easier than oven bars.

 
Dec 20, 2007

What a great dessert! Took me only 15 minutes, start to finish. Very rich - a small bar goes a long way! The second time I made these, I followed some others' advice and increased the peanut butter to 3/4 cup (liked that change!), and decreased the butter to 1/2 cup. I didn't like the change to the butter - made the top too crumbly. I think next time I'll try 3/4 cup butter. Thanks for the recipe!

 
Jan 31, 2007

I took the advice of the former reviews and used a little less butter. I think that the longer you cook them in the pot the less greasy it will appear. I substituted 1/2 a cup of ground flax seed for the oatmeal to give it a more nutty nutritious flavour and substituted the peanut butter with butterscotch chips as there is always a risk of peanut allergies when serving to the public. Personally I would have preferred the peanut butter, but to be on the safe side. . . Nice and simple!

 
May 21, 2007

Great Recipe!! Made some changes: 1C Oat Meal, 1/4C graham cracker crust, 1/4C rice crispies. Added white chocolate chips to the oat meal mix and added chopped pecans to top layer. Y*U*M*M*Y!!

 
Jun 12, 2007

After MANY years of baking w/chocolate and peanut butter...WHY DID IT TAKE ME SOOO LONG TO FIND THIS RECIPE?? Absolutely Awesome! I doubled it an put it in a 9 X 13" pan, also used margarine, reduced by 1/2 cup on a double batch. YUMMMMM!

 
Aug 08, 2006

Again, too much butter reduce by 1/4 cup. Also I would reserve only 1/3 for topping. Delicious though. Five stars with the changes. And I don't give out five stars too often.

 
Jul 24, 2004

This recipe was very good. I followed the recipe exactly, doubling it for a 9x13 pan, and found there was at least 1/2 cup too much butter. Once the crust was in the pan, I soaked two paper towels trying to get some of the moisture out, and drained butter out of the pan from the reserved topping. However, these bars were wonderful! My friends raved about them, and they disappeared right away.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 142 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 61 mg
  • 2%

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

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