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No Bake Chocolate Caramel Oat Bars

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No-Bake Chocolate Caramel Oat Bars are fall treat recipe made with chocolate, caramel & butter & brown sugar covered oats. Simple & quick to make, it’s a family favorite for sure.

Who loves quick & easy dessert recipes? We are right at the part of the season where it feels like fall, but the temps still keep me from wanting to bake.

Which is why I love to make goodies that I can whip up without my oven, like these No-Bake Chocolate Caramel Oat Bars. With just a few minutes at the stove top & a little bit of set time, we have some insanely good treats to enjoy after dinner.

It is no secret, I love my treats. I am also quite impatient & so the quicker the better when it comes to goodies. No complicated steps or a whole lot of ingredients. Just delicious goodness right here!

Oat Bars Recipe

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Those buttery, sweet oats are so delicious, especially when paired with the chocolate & caramel layer. I’m telling you, you’ll want to make a double batch.

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Here are some commonly asked questions

Can I use rolled oats instead of quick?

Well, you can – but the texture & how chewy these are will change quite a bit. With the quick cook oats, they will be a bit easier to eat. The rolled oats tend to be less soft & therefore not quite as easy to eat when they haven’t been mixed with adequate moisture.

Can this recipe be doubled?

Yes, if you are making these for a potluck or party, you can definitely double this recipe. You can use a 9×13 dish when doubling. It should fit just fine without the need for an additional pan.

HOW DO YOU MAKE No-Bake Chocolate Caramel Oat Bars?

  1. Grease square baking pan or line with parchment & set aside. (I used 9×9)
  2. Melt butter in 2 qt saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add brown sugar & vanilla- stir until melted & combined.
  4. Add oats & toss until thoroughly coated – cooking on low 2-4 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat & press 3/4 of the oats in the bottom of prepared pan- covering the bottom. Set aside.
  6. Melt chocolate chips & caramel in double boiler until it becomes a creamy liquid consistency & is well combined – stir frequently.
  7. Remove from heat & pour over oats in pan- spread out to cover completely.
  8. Sprinkle remaining oats on top of chocolate/caramel layer – they won’t cover completely.
  9. Allow to cool in refrigerator for several hours to firm up.
  10. Bring to room temp before cutting & serving.
  11. Store in airtight container for up to 4 days at room temperature.

 

Can I make this with canned dulce de leche?

Absolutely. If you don’t happen to have any homemade caramel sauce, the canned dulce de leche is perfect. I also have a recipe for homemade dulce de leche that is REALLY EASY & takes only 1 ingredient.

No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

How many people will this serve?

Honestly, this really depends on how large or small you cut them. But I like to cut them 3×3 – totaling 9 bars. Of course, you can cut 4×4 rows to make 12 bars or 2×2 & have just 4 super large bars. That is really up to you. I’m talking 3 bars x 3 bars – not 3″x3″.

 

Can this recipe be made with caramel sauce instead of thicker dulce de leche?

I don’t recomend it because it will change the consistency of the caramel/chocolate layer. A thinner sauce might not firm up & then you just have a gooey mess.

 

 

To make this recipe you will need…

  • butter
  • packed brown sugar
  • quick cook oats
  • vanilla extract
  • semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
  • homemade caramel or dulce de leche

 

 

Products I love when making no-bake oat bars…

This oat bars recipe is so simple and delicious – and you probably already have many of these items on hand like I do! OR If you’ve never made no-bake goodies before, you might be a bit nervous – but you’re going to love how insanely delicious these are. I have made a list below of the things I absolutely can’t live without when it comes to making this delicious dessert recipe.

 

 

All this yumminess – such a perfect dessert!

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No Bake Chocolate Caramel Oat Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Caramel Oat Bars are fall treat recipe made with chocolate, caramel & butter & brown sugar covered oats. Simple & quick to make, it’s a family favorite for sure.
Prep Time15 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel, chocolate, no-bake, oats
Servings: 9 squares

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 cups quick cook oats
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup homemade caramel or dulce de leche

Instructions

  • Grease square baking pan or line with parchment & set aside. (I used 9×9)
  • Melt butter in 2 qt saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add brown sugar & vanilla- stir until melted & combined.
  • Add oats & toss until thoroughly coated – cooking on low 2-4 minutes
  • Remove from heat & press 3/4 of the oats in the bottom of prepared pan- covering the bottom. Set aside.
  • Melt chocolate chips & caramel in double boiler until it becomes a creamy liquid consistency & well combined – stir frequently.
  • Remove from heat & pour over oats in pan- spread out to cover completely.
  • Sprinkle remaining oats on top of chocolate/caramel layer – they won’t cover completely
  • Allow to cool in refrigerator for several hours to firm up.
  • Bring to room temp before cutting & serving.
  • Store in airtight container for up to 4 days at room temperature.

 

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