Would any oats work for this recipe?
For this recipe, we highly recommend using quick oats. We have found that they provide the best texture for the bars. They are soft and not overly chewy, or difficult to eat.
If you are looking for a quick and simple dessert, quick oats would definitely work best for this recipe.
Add a topping:
These bars are delicious as is, but they are fun to add a little extra flavor or topping to. I like to add a few little sweet crumbles on top, but these bars are delicious as is, that this is totally optional.
If you are wanting to top yours off, or add a little flavor and texture, here is what we recommend adding:
- coconut shreds
- crushed peanuts
- crushed almonds
- crushed pecans
- crushed walnuts
- mini M & M’s
- Candybar (Kit Kat, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Butterfingers, Heath Bar, etc).
- Peanut Butter Drizzle
- White Chocolate Drizzle
- Peanut Butter chips
- crushed graham crackers
Really any sweet topping would be absolutely delicious on these. They are so easy and fun to make, that this is something the whole family will love making and doing together.
Watch how to make another favorite dessert recipe, here:
This Snickers Trifle is so delicious, and so easy to throw together when you need something quick. Also, it is beautiful.
The thing I love about trifles is how beautiful they look, no matter how messy they may look. They will always look delicious and irresistible. Watch how to make this recipe, here:
Looking for more bar recipes? Here are a few of our favorites:
- Take 5 Cake Mix Bars
- No-Bake Buckeye Bars
- Cherry Chocolate Nut Bars
- Homemade Butterfinger Bars
- Pumpkin Roll Bars
O'Henry Chocolate Oatmeal Bars Recipe
- 4 cups quick oats
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup peanut butter
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a 9x13" pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix together quick oats, butter and sugars and press flat in pan. Bake for 14-15 minutes.
- In another bowl, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter together in the microwave (you can also do this on a stove top). Spread evenly over crust. Let set in refrigerator.
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