Looking for a little treat? Indulge in a chocolate-oat bar. I made these bars for my party dinner, they were soft and chewy and not overly sweet. They disappeared before any other dessert.

Chewy Chocolate-Oat Bars
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
2 hr 15 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
2 hr 15 min
  1. 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  2. 1/3 cup (from 14-oz can) fat-free sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
  1. 1 cup Gold Medal™ whole wheat flour
  2. 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 egg
  7. 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  8. 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  10. 2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
  11. 2 teaspoons butter or margarine, softened
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8- or 9-inch square pan with cooking spray.
  2. In 1-quart heavy saucepan, heat filling ingredients over low heat, stirring frequently, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
  3. In large bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 cup oats, the baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. In medium bowl, stir egg, brown sugar, oil and vanilla with fork until smooth; stir into flour mixture until blended. Reserve 1/2 cup dough in small bowl for topping.
  4. Pat remaining dough in pan (if dough is sticky, spray fingers with cooking spray or dust with flour). Spread filling over dough. Add 2 tablespoons oats and the butter to reserved dough. Mix with pastry blender or fork until well mixed. Place small pieces of mixture evenly over filling.
  5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until top is golden and firm. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
  1. * When heating the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk for the filling, be sure to use low heat to keep the chips and milk from scorching.
  1. Serving Size: 1 Bar
  2. Calories 180, Total Fat 7g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 110mg, Total Carbohydrate 27g, Protein 2g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 4%, Iron 6%
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