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Chocolate Oat Squares Recipe
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Chocolate Oat Squares Recipe

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When you bring these treats to a gathering, guests will be tempted to start at the dessert table. Chock-full of chocolate and walnuts, they will satisfy any sweet tooth. I often make a second batch just for my family. -Jennifer Eilts, Central City, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 204 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 165 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream 1 cup butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, 1 teaspoon salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Press two-thirds of oat mixture into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the milk, chocolate chips, salt and remaining butter. Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted. Remove from the heat; stir in walnuts and remaining vanilla. Spread over the crust. Sprinkle with remaining oat mixture.
  3. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Oat Squares in Taste of Home October/November 2000, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 204 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 165 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2015

"These were good! I made them without nuts to keep a boy happy, but I think I would have liked them more WITH nuts. I'll do an adult version with nuts sometime."

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Reviewed Feb. 6, 2015

"Oatmeal in any form is comfort food to me. Being in a dessert makes it all the better. These bars are so good. The oatmeal layers are chewy. The chocolate filling in the middle is yummy. I made 1/2 of a batch and they turned out great."

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Reviewed May. 31, 2014

"These are wonderful! Made exactly as posted--wouldn't change a thing. Thanks so much for sharing."

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Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

"Very tasty. Shared with a large group and they loved them."

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Reviewed May. 29, 2013

"These are an awesome little treat. When I got the crust in the pan I didn't have enough to completly cover the chocolate layer so I dropped dollops over the chocolate. Turned out great."

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