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)
235 Calories
14g Fat
25g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 36
Amount per serving
Calories 235
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 104mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 4g
Calcium 63mg 5%
*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 butter (softened)
  • 2 cups light brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 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 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup pecans (or walnuts,​ chopped)

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.

  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.