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Chocolate Oat Squares Recipe

Chocolate Oat Squares Recipe

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. YIELD:48 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 204 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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DDPLoeches User ID: 1536323 225549
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."

tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 219872
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."

SusanneM User ID: 45352 74878
Reviewed May. 31, 2014

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

uut4690 User ID: 3515825 72434
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

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

debleblanc User ID: 1408491 32297
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."

jseastedt User ID: 1767050 72419
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"These squares are excellent! I have baked them many times and receive compliments each time I take them somewhere. They travel well and freeze well. They are quite dense and can be cut in small squares to serve many. The only change I have made is that I sometimes use pecans in place of walnuts as they are a favorite of mine."

maan User ID: 5824526 72417
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2011

"I've made these over and over again. My family and friends love these. Thanks for the recipe."

lcrooms User ID: 903296 81557
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"sorry, I forgot to add my rating :-)"

lcrooms User ID: 903296 81692
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"My kids have loved this recipie since I first made it many years ago. They request that I make these bars every year at Christmas. I love them too. At my home we leave out the Walnuts because when I first made this recipie probably 7 or 8 years ago I wasn't sure if my kids would like the nuts in. So we have never had them with the nuts."

PatWTS User ID: 117277 28677
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2009

"I have made these squares many times and everyones loves them. They are easy and delicious."

Marci Knight User ID: 1695737 74876
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2008

"These bars are fabulous!"

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