No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars


Yummy oatmeal and chocolate mix nicely together to make a crowd-pleasing square perfect for potlucks or cookie exchanges.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 18 mins
1 9-inch square baking dish


  • cooking spray

  • 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 baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla extract. Add oats and cook over low heat until combined, 2 to 3 minutes. Spread 1/2 of the oat mixture into the prepared pan.

  3. Melt chocolate chips with peanut butter in small heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth, about 4 minutes. Pour chocolate mixture over oat layer and spread evenly. Crumble remaining oat mixture over chocolate, pressing in gently.

  4. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until set, 2 to 3 hours or overnight. Bring to room temperature before cutting into bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

284 Calories
20g Fat
25g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 284
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 123mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 5g
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 159mg 3%

* 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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