Chewy Oat Bars

    2 hours 27 min

    These sweet and delicious bars are a little like flapjacks, with a layer of chocolate and nuts. They are the perfect treat to enjoy anytime of the day.

    30 people made this

    Makes: 36 pieces

    • 75ml vegetable oil
    • 160g porridge oats
    • 70g light brown soft sugar
    • 4 tablespoons golden syrup
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 170g plain chocolate chips, melted
    • 4 tablespoons chopped nuts

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:2hr cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr27min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Generously grease a 20 or 23cm square tin.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together vegetable oil and oats. Mix in light brown soft sugar, golden syrup, salt and vanilla. Press mixture into prepared tin.
    3. Bake for 12 minutes in preheated oven. Set aside to cool.
    4. Cut into 4 large squares to remove from tin. Cover with melted chocolate and sprinkle with nuts, if desired. Allow the chocolate to cool and then cut each square into 9 pieces.

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    Four stars for the original, FIVE for this recipe with the following modifications: - butter instead of oil (yum, why wouldn't you?) - four minutes extra in the oven - milk chocolate melted on top - half an hour in the freezer before cutting  -  22 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Yum! I like using oats in cookies and squares, and these were great! I omitted the nuts (didn't have any), but otherwise pretty much followed the recipe. I have made two batches, and both turned out well. I used foil to line the pan (makes for easy removal of squares), but remember to grease/spray the foil! Otherwise, as in my second batch, the squares will REALLY stick to the foil. Also, I didn't bother melting the chocolate chips separately: I sprinkled them on the top of the squares when there was two or three minutes left in the baking time and then smoothed the chocolate evenly with a knife. Stick them in the fridge awhile, cut, eat! Delicious! Thanks, Josh!  -  26 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very sticky and sweet. I won't make again.  -  26 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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