Chocolate and Nut Oat Bars

    27 minutes

    This recipe makes lovely oat and chocolate bars covered with a layer of nuts. Irresistible snacks, especially popular with the kids!

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    Serves: 18 

    • 1/3 cup (85ml) vegetable oil
    • 2 cups (300g) quick oats
    • 1/2 cup (90g) light brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup light golden syrup
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 1 cup dark chocolate chips, melted
    • 1/4 cup chopped nuts

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:27min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Generously grease an 23cm square pan.
    2. In a large bowl stir together vegetable oil and oats. Mix in brown sugar, golden syrup, salt and vanilla. Press mixture into prepared pan.
    3. Bake for 12 minutes in preheated oven. Set aside to cool.
    4. Cut into 4 large squares to remove from pan. Cover with melted chocolate and sprinkle with nuts, if desired. Allow the chocolate to cool and then cut each square into 9 pieces.

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    Four stars for the original, FIVE for this recipe with the following modifications: - butter instead of oil (yum, why wouldn't you?) - four minutes extra in the oven - milk chocolate melted on top - half an hour in the freezer before cutting  -  22 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Yum! I like using oats in cookies and squares, and these were great! I omitted the nuts (didn't have any), but otherwise pretty much followed the recipe. I have made two batches, and both turned out well. I used foil to line the pan (makes for easy removal of squares), but remember to grease/spray the foil! Otherwise, as in my second batch, the squares will REALLY stick to the foil. Also, I didn't bother melting the chocolate chips separately: I sprinkled them on the top of the squares when there was two or three minutes left in the baking time and then smoothed the chocolate evenly with a knife. Stick them in the fridge awhile, cut, eat! Delicious! Thanks, Josh!  -  26 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very sticky and sweet. I won't make again.  -  26 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)