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Chocolate 'N' Oat Bars Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Chocolate 'N' Oat Bars

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"A rich brown sugar and oat crust is topped with a caramel, nut and chocolate chip layer in this flavorful bar cookie."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees F for glass dish). In large bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, and butter; mix well. (Mixture will be crumbly.) Reserve 1/2 cup oat mixture and press remainder on bottom of 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  2. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crust. Sprinkle with nuts and chocolate chips; top with reserved oat mixture; press down firmly.
  3. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Cut into bars. Store leftovers covered at room temperature.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 01, 2005

Yummy for your tummy! I had to increase the butter to 1 stick plus 2 tablespoons because the mixture was too dry otherwise. I used almonds and walnuts for the nuts and substituted milk chocolate chips for semisweet. Super easy to make. I did spray my pan with no-stick cooking spray and the bars came out very nicely. This is definetly a recipe I would make again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 26, 2011

These bars were good, very rich. I felt there was a lot of condensed milk, and even after cooling, I had white milk oozing out when I cut into the bars. My kids did like them and ate most of them, but we've had better bar recipes.

May 25, 2009

This dessert is a hit! Everyone I share it with loves it! I find that the 1/2 cup of topping isn't enough to cover the top of the dessert - so I had another 1/2 cup of oats, 1/2 cup of flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar and 2T of butter on top of what it calls for - to have enough for both the crust and the topping - and reserve a cup instead of a 1/2. Works like a charm!

Jan 26, 2011

Loved it! I only had 3/4's cup of semi-sweet and it worked fine. We added 3/4's cup coconut, too to the nuts & chips mixture. All the other tips listed really would make a difference in the outcome of the bars.

Nov 10, 2007

Excellent! The crust and topping is a little bit dry, and I would recommend you do what someone for the "Chocolate Chip Oat Bars" (SAME RECIPE!!!) suggested - add at least 2 more T of butter. (Only difference between the two recipes is the other one says "cold butter.") The flavor is excellent and it is fairly easy to make. I LOVED them. A friend who doesn't generally like oatmeal (I didn't realize) really liked them. My preschooler daughter thought they tasted like peanut butter and wouldn't eat them. LOL Overall, tasty and easy. I will make them again for company.

Aug 24, 2010

This recipe is similar to the Magic Layer bars that my family loves, but a little less sweet. I wasn't expecting to like it as much as the magic layer bars, but I did. I used the pastry blender to cut the butter into the sugar and flour, incorporating the oats at the last minute. I find that easier to mix the dry ingredients with the butter. Also, when pouring the sweetened condensed milk over the crust, I try to keep it away from the edges so it doesn't harden onto the pan. It's just easier to cut. It's a little more work than the magic layer bars, but worth it. Thanks for sharing.

Oct 27, 2009

this is good. i had to change it a bit to suit my ingredients. i didnt have sweetened condensed so i used evap milk + 1 1/4 sugar as a substitution and half the chips. baked nicely. a nice sweet simple treat.

Nov 09, 2009

The whole family loved this recipe even though I messed up on the directions (just didn't read carefully). I did not reserve any of the mixture for a top layer, so I just cooked it without a top layer. It was a great treat and easy to make - definite keeper!


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  • Calories
  • 234 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.3 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 54 mg
  • 2%

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

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