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fudgy oatmeal bars recipe

Fudgy Oatmeal Bars Recipe

This Fudgy Oatmeal Bars Recipe is so delicious and simple to make. The chocolate center is smashed in between a yummy oatmeal cookie dough.
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip, Chocolate Dessert, Fudgy Desserts, Oatmeal Bars
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 451kcal
Author Janine Waite


  • 8" x 8" Pan


  • 1⅓ cup butter soften
  • cup brown sugar lightly packed
  • 2 eggs
  • tbsp honey
  • ½ tbsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ cup shredded coconut optional
  • 3 cups Old Fashioned Whole Grain Oats
  • ½ cup chocolate chips bittersweet chocolate


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Line a 9"x 9" pan with parchment. Make sure to leave extra on the sides so you can pull out the bars with the parchment.
  • Cream butter and sugar together.
  • Add brown sugar, eggs, honey, vanilla extract, salt, and flour. Mix well.
  • Add oats and mix with hands until well blended.
  • Take half the dough and place it n the bottom of your lined pan. Pat down the down so it is evenly distributed.
  • Sprinkle a layer of chocolate chips over the dough.
  • Add the rest of the dough on top of the chocolate. I pat out the dough like a thick pancake and then place it down in the pan. You can also place dollops on the chocolate and then pat-down. Either technique works.
  • Top with extra chocolate chips.
  • Bake in the oven for 40 minutes until light brown.
  • Let the pan cool for about 20 minutes. Then pull out the bars (with parchment) and let cool on a baking rack for a couple of hours before cutting.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 362mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 670IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg