Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Chocolate Filled Oatmeal Bars
Chocolate Filled Oatmeal Bars. Diana Rattray
    38 mins
Ratings (10)

These easy chocolate oatmeal bars are made with a brown sugar oat crust and topping and a rich chocolate filling. The filling is super easy to make with sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips. 

Add chopped pecans or walnuts to the filling for the extra crunch. If you (or your kids) aren't a fan of nuts, add some toasted coconut.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • Chocolate Filling
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

How to Make It

Heat the oven to 350° F (180° C/Gas 4). Lightly butter a 10-by-15-by-1-inch sheet pan

In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup butter and brown sugar. Beat in eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla.

In another bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and 1 teaspoon salt; stir in oats. Stir dry ingredients into the creamed mixture until well blended; set aside.

Pat about three-quarters of the oat mixture into the bottom of the prepared sheet pan.

Set aside the remaining oat mixture.

In a heavy saucepan over low heat combine the sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons butter, and 1/2 teaspoon salt, stirring until melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla and pecans or walnuts.

Spread the filling mixture over bottom crust in the baking pan and then crumble the remaining oat mixture evenly over the top.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool before cutting into squares.

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