Treacle Oat Squares

    30 min

    A traybake with an oaty, chewy biscuits base, which is then covered in chocolate and chopped walnuts. Cut into moreish little squares.

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    Serves: 9 

    • 160g porridge oats
    • 110g dark brown soft sugar
    • 110g butter or margarine
    • 4 tablespoons treacle
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 150g plain chocolate, chopped
    • 4 tablespoons chopped walnuts

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease one 23cm square tin.
    2. Combine the oats and the sugar. Set aside.
    3. In a saucepan melt the butter or margarine. Stir in the treacle, salt and vanilla. Pour over the oat and sugar mixture, and mix well. Pat into the bottom of the prepared tin.
    4. Bake at 200 C / Gas 6 for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not overbake! It will be bubbly when done. While it cools, melt the chocolate. Spread melted chocolate over top and sprinkle with nuts. Let cool and cut into squares.


    Make in a muffin tin, filling each cup about 1.5cm high. Adjust baking time as needed.

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     -  05 Feb 2012


    So good. The only thing I changed was I melted about 1/3 cup creamy PB with the chocolate chips and then spread over the bars. The PB adds a little "extra" and pushes these over the top IMO!  -  03 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Just discovered these this week when the teacher at my son's nursery school had them make a batch. (Testimony to how easy they are!) So sweet, so good. Only difference was her recipe had her sprinkle the chocolate chips over the oat layer when it was still hot, then go back a few minutes later with a spatula and spread them out. Fun to do, and one less bowl to clean. As for the difficulty presenting: she refrigerated them, then broke them into pieces, sort of like almond bark. One bite and we stopped caring what the heck they looked like anyway.  -  03 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)