Oatmeal Brownie Bars
32
bars
20 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 15 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Oatmeal Layer

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup uncooked quick-cooking oats

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into chunks

Brownie Layer

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

3 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped

1 1/4 cups sugar

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all oatmeal layer ingredients in bowl except butter. Cut in 2/3 cup butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 1/4 cups crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining crumbs into prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine 1/3 cup butter and chocolate in bowl. Microwave, stirring twice, 30-60 seconds or until chocolate is melted. Cool slightly.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine sugar, eggs, water and vanilla in bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add melted chocolate mixture; continue beating until well mixed. Add 1 cup flour and baking powder; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  5. STEP 5

    Drop chocolate mixture by tablespoonfuls over warm, partially baked crust. Carefully spread brownie layer evenly over crust; top with reserved crumb mixture.

  6. STEP 6

    Bake 15-18 minutes or until edges are set. (Do not overbake.) Cool completely; cut into bars.

Tip #1

- The crust will puff up while baking and then settle when removed from oven.

Tip #2

- For fresh-from-the-oven fudginess, microwave individual cooled bars 5-10 seconds. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

160Calories
8Fat (mg)
30Cholesterol (mg)
100Sodium (mg)
22Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
2Protein (g)

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  March 04, 2013

I didn't grease the pan ~ big oops! They were impossible to get out, but they were yummy! It is hard to judge when they are cooked enough. A tad sweet too, but SO good! I'll definitely make again.

— says Linda
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  October 30, 2012

I made these for an office lunch meeting and received rave reviews. They're easy to make and taste great. The brownie center is an added bonus! Just for the record, you can NEVER have too much buttery taste - as long as it's REAL butter!

— says Melody I.
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  January 22, 2012

I thought there was way too much butter in this recipe. We could barely taste the chocolate layer because it was over-taken by the taste of butter.

— says Lacey
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  October 04, 2011

I had a craving for chocolate bars, and this hit the spot! Very rich and chewy, I will definetly make these again

— says Megan
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  October 04, 2011

I've made this time and time again and it's a big hit. Even sent a batch to hubby's office and they loved it too!

— says Marissa
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