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Microwave Oatmeal Bars Recipe

Microwave Oatmeal Bars Recipe

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 YIELD: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

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.

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.