Snacks and Appetizers

Quick and Easy Oatmeal Bars

Quick and Easy Oatmeal Bars are a simple but delicious snack that anyone can make. Sweet, chewy, and loaded with oatmeal. The perfect quick snack.

Quick and Easy Oatmeal Bars are a simple but delicious snack that anyone can make. Sweet, chewy, and loaded with oatmeal. The perfect quick snack. simplylakita.com #oatmeal #snack

I always have oatmeal on hand!

It doesn’t even matter if it is steel cut, quick, or old-fashioned…I simply love it.

Oatmeal is a great breakfast treat and what makes granola so delicious, but it is also great for cookies and bars. And this recipe will highlight a way to use it in bars.

Plus this recipe is so easy that you can give your oven a break and make it solely in your microwave. How perfect it that!

I have to be honest with you though and tell you that I do not remember having much oatmeal as a breakfast treat in my childhood. I mean when you have a mother from the north and a father from the south, your choice is either cream of wheat or grits depending on which parent is in charge of breakfast prior to school. Now don’t get me wrong I still can enjoy either one, but in my adult life I seem to gravitate more towards oatmeal….especially the recently popular over-night oats in which the flavor combinations are so endless that you could have a different version each day of the month and still come up with new combinations that your mouth is sure to be pleased with.

But enough about all of that you are here for a recipe for oatmeal bars.

Quick and Easy Oatmeal Bars Ingredients:

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

Instructions:

In a large bowl, combine quick oats and brown sugar.

Quick and Easy Oatmeal Bars are a simple but delicious snack that anyone can make. Sweet, chewy, and loaded with oatmeal. The perfect quick snack. simplylakita.com #oatmeal #snack

Stir in the melted butter and corn syrup and press into a 9-inch square microwave safe dish.

Quick and Easy Oatmeal Bars are a simple but delicious snack that anyone can make. Sweet, chewy, and loaded with oatmeal. The perfect quick snack. simplylakita.com #oatmeal #snack

Place in the microwave uncovered and allow it to bake for 1 minute and then rotate a half turn and microwave for an additional 1 minute longer.

Carefully remove the pan from the microwave and sprinkle the top with chocolate chips, spreading them out evenly, and place back into the microwave and allow it to bake for an additional 2 minutes or until the chips are glossy and beginning to melt.

Spread the melted chocolate evenly over the top and refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes before cutting, until the chocolate is set.

Cut into bars and store in an airtight container at room temperature for a week.

 

*Recipe from Taste of Home

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