Microwave Oatmeal Bars

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


15 servings

Updated: Oct. 03, 2022
My mother shared this speedy recipe with me. There are not a lot of ingredients, and these microwave treats are easy to fix in the microwave. —Annette Self, Junction City, Ohio
Microwave Oatmeal Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  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 about 4-1/2 minutes or until chips are glossy; spread chocolate evenly over top.
  3. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 192 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 56mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.