I always love making snacks that don’t require being baked and I love them more when they are super delicious!  You can even adjust these no-bake bars to make them a more healthy granola bar type snack treat for your kids.

No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

There are ways of making this a more healthy snack, if that is what you are looking for. Just use less of the chocolate, butter, and sugar and add in some nuts and dried fruits of your liking. Either way you make them, they are sure to be a hit.

No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

Shawn Ann
Chocolate Oat Bars - No bake!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Refridgerate 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups quick oats uncooked
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup crunchy or creamy peanut butter


  • Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
  • Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat.
    1 cup butter
  • Add brown sugar and vanilla; mix well
    1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Stir in oats and cook over low heat 2-3 minutes or until ingredients are well blended.
    3 cups quick oats
  • Press half of the mixture into prepared baking pan using the back of a large spoon to spread the mixture evenly.
  • In a small saucepan over low heat melt the chocolate chips, stirring occasionally.
    1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Stir in peanut butter.
    1/2 cup crunchy or creamy peanut butter
  • Pour mixture over oat mixture in baking pan and spread evenly with knife or back of spoon.
  • Crumble remaining oat mixture over the chocolate layer, pressing down gently.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or overnight.
  • Bring to room temperature and cut bars


Bars can be frozen; let thaw for about 10 minutes or more before serving.
Keyword Chocolate, No-Bake, Oat Bars

Check out this other no-bake recipe we have for you. I think you will really enjoy it!

Adding a little no-baked cheesecake to your strawberries to make no-baked cheesecake stuffed strawberries makes for a great dessert for any occasion.

Have you tried his recipe? Please let us know what you thought of it in the comments.