No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars


Delicious no-bake oatmeal bars with a chocolaty peanut butter layer. I made about 100 dozen cookies for the holidays, and these were everyone's favorite!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
1 9x9-inch pan
close up view of a pile of No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars on a blue platter, with a glass with milk in the background



  • 1 cup butter

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 cups quick cooking oats

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • ½ cup peanut butter


  1. Grease a 9-inch square pan.

  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla; mix in oats. Cook over low heat until ingredients are well blended, about 2 to 3 minutes. Press 1/2 of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Reserve remaining oat mixture for topping.

  3. Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in a small heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Pour chocolate mixture over crust in the pan and spread evenly with a knife or the back of a spoon.

  4. Crumble remaining oat mixture over chocolate layer, pressing down gently. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours or overnight. Bring to room temperature before cutting into bars.

    close up on a plate full of no bake chocolate oat bars
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios


These bars can be frozen; thaw 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

142 Calories
10g Fat
13g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 142
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 61mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 79mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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