No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars


Makes 32 bars


1 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups uncooked quick oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup crunchy or creamy peanut butter


  1. Grease 9-inch square baking pan. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar and vanilla; mix well.
  2. Stir in oats. Cook over low heat 2 to 3 minutes or until ingredients are well blended. Press half of mixture into prepared pan. Use back of large spoon to spread mixture evenly.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in small heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in peanut butter. Pour chocolate mixture over oat mixture in pan; spread evenly with knife or back of spoon. Crumble remaining oat mixture over chocolate layer; press down gently. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or overnight.
  4. Bring to room temperature before cutting into bars. (Bars can be frozen; let thaw about 10 minutes or more before serving.)

Nutritional Information

Calories 142
Total Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Carbohydrate 13 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 3 g
Sodium 79 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1
Fat 1-1/2

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