A caramel-like oat confection topped with chocolate.

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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease one 9x9 inch square pan.

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  • Combine the oats and the sugar. Set aside.

  • In a saucepan melt the butter or margarine. Stir in the corn syrup, salt and vanilla. Pour over the oat and sugar mixture, and mix well. Pat into the bottom of the prepared pan.

  • Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not overbake! It will be bubbly when done. While bars cool melt the chocolate. Spread melted chocolate over bats and sprinkle with nuts. Let cool and cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

344.3 calories; 3.8 g protein; 43.7 g carbohydrates; 27.1 mg cholesterol; 222.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2007
So good. The only thing I changed was I melted about 1/3 cup creamy PB with the chocolate chips and then spread over the bars. The PB adds a little "extra" and pushes these over the top IMO! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/17/2008
OMG! This was soooo bad! The taste was really funky and it had a real bad consistency...it did not hold together well at all! I followed this recipe to the T and it still came out bad. I will never make this again! Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2007
So good. The only thing I changed was I melted about 1/3 cup creamy PB with the chocolate chips and then spread over the bars. The PB adds a little "extra" and pushes these over the top IMO! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2005
Just discovered these this week when the teacher at my son's nursery school had them make a batch. (Testimony to how easy they are!) So sweet so good. Only difference was her recipe had her sprinkle the chocolate chips over the oat layer when it was still hot then go back a few minutes later with a spatula and spread them out. Fun to do and one less bowl to clean. As for the difficulty presenting: she refrigerated them then broke them into pieces sort of like almond bark. One bite and we stopped caring what the heck they looked like anyway. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2007
I love Oatsies. They taste great and they're not even that bad for you. I found if you use a 12 cup muffin pan and line with paper muffin cups it divides up perfectly with your 1/3C measuring cup. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2007
Very good and easy to make. Whole family enjoyed them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2012
These bars are so so good. I have been looking for this childhood favorite for a while. Simple but DELISH!!! I just put the chips on the bars after taking them out of the oven instead of melting the chocolate separately. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2008
Oh so good... I had make a second batch the next day because they went so fast. Easy to whip up too. I like them chilled in the refrigerator. Mmmm.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2005
I made this recipe today and everyone loved it It's very rich and a little goes a long way. I'm a chocolate lover but I didn't like the taste of the chocolate chips on top. The oat layer is soooo delicious I could do without the chocolate. What!? Could this be possible that I can pass on the chocolate? Yep it's true that's how good the oat layer is. I plan on using this recipe again and again and maybe use chocolate frosting instead of the chocolate chips. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2004
I love the taste of these and they are very easy / quick to make. My only issue: they do not hold their shape well. Great for eating at home but I couldn't give as a gift. Any suggestions on how to make them hold their shape would be appreciated!! I tried adding 1/2 cup of flour and 1 egg. This revised batch came out very well but did not quite have the rich flavor of the original recipe. Thank you for sharing this treat:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2007
Very good. I made mine in greased muffin tins (made 16) and they came out beautifully. I overdid it on the chocolate chips - a little goes a long way - the oats are so good you don't want to overpower them. In fact I think you should be able to see the oats through the chocolate. Also just sprinkle them on when the first come out of the oven and spread (rather than melting them seperately) - it is so much easier! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/17/2008
OMG! This was soooo bad! The taste was really funky and it had a real bad consistency...it did not hold together well at all! I followed this recipe to the T and it still came out bad. I will never make this again! Read More
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