Chocolate Oat Squares

    55 min

    A delicious chocolate oat traybake. A oaty base is covered in a creamy chocolate layer, then covered with a crumbly oat topping. Perfect for packed lunches or cake sales.

    30 people made this

    Serves: 48 

    • 225g butter, softened
    • 450g dark brown soft sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 285g porridge oats
    • 310g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 (397g) tin condensed sweetened milk
    • 30g butter
    • 340g plain chocolate chips
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 120g chopped walnuts
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20x30cm tin.
    2. In a medium bowl, cream together 225g butter with dark brown soft sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Stir in the oats, flour, bicarbonate of soda and 1 teaspoon of salt. Press two thirds of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared tin. Set aside remaining mixture.
    3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the condensed milk, 30g of butter, chocolate chips and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir frequently until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in walnuts and remaining 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Spread over the prepared base and sprinkle with the reserved oat mixture.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

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    I found this recipe origanally in a Taste of Home cookbook belonging to my mother. The taste of home version called for only 3 cups of quick cooking oats and called to be baked in a 10x15" baking pan. With this change the cookies come out soft and chewy. Please note that these cookies are REALLY sweet.  -  29 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This has the potential to be great, but the recipe as it stands produces very dry, crumbly bars that are far too sweet. Most of them went in the garbage.  -  21 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Half of this recipe fits nicely in a 8" square baking pan. It's a bit labour intensive for squares, but the result is quite delicious. Try it with other nuts if you don't like walnuts. Thanks Janea!  -  10 Jun 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)