Microwave Oatmeal Bars Recipe
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Microwave Oatmeal Bars Recipe

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My mother shared this speedy recipe with me. There are not a lot of ingredients, so these chewy treats are easy to fix in the microwave. —Annette Self, Junction City, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 287 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine oats and brown sugar. Stir in butter and corn syrup. Press into a greased 9-in.-square microwave-safe dish.
  2. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-1/2 minutes. Rotate a half turn; microwave 1-1/2 minutes longer. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Microwave at 30% power for 4-1/2 minutes or until chips are glossy; spread chocolate evenly over top.
  3. Refrigerate 15-20 minutes before cutting. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Microwave Oatmeal Bars in Quick Cooking November/December 1999, p7

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 287 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

"This recipe couldn't have been any easier to make. My microwave is a newer model so it only took 3 minutes to melt the chocolate chips. This is great for a last minute desert. I stuck mine in the freezer for a few minutes so we could try them out sooner. Will definitely make again! And I may try some Peanut butter in between the cooked oatmeal and chips nest time."

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Reviewed Apr. 10, 2013

"Only thing is, the recipe didn't say best way to store them, if you keep them in fridge, you have to let them come to room temp to slice easier"

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Reviewed Apr. 10, 2013

"This was so easy to make and everyone loved it!, half the dish was eaten rightup!, cooked it for a little less and also had added some peanut butter to the mix, tasted like a chewy pb chocolate granola bar!"

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Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"These were easy and we both liked them quite a bit. I may add a little peanut butter next time to boost the flavor of the bars. For the amount of ingredients and the time it took, these were well worth making."

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Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"Easy to make. Turn out perfectly every time for me. I make these often as an after school snack/ dessert for my family."

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