Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Chocolate filled oatmeal bars
Diana Rattray
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 23 mins
Total: 38 mins
Servings: 36 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
267 Calories
13g Fat
36g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 36
Amount per serving
Calories 267
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 191mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 158mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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

Chopped pecans or walnuts are added to the filling for the extra crunch. If you or your family aren't a fan of nuts, add some toasted coconut or toffee bits.


  • 1 cup (8-ounces) unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats

For the Chocolate Filling:

  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans, or walnuts

Steps to Make It

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. Pat about three-quarters of the oat mixture into the bottom of the prepared sheet pan. Set aside the remaining oat mixture.

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

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

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