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Chewy Chocolate-Oat Bars

Chewy Chocolate-Oat Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 16
Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook shares a recipe! Looking for a little treat? Indulge in a chocolate-oat bar.
Updated November 20, 2007

Ingredients

Filling

  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup (from 14-oz can) fat-free sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)

Bars

  • 1 cup Gold Medal™ whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
  • 2 teaspoons butter or margarine, softened

Steps

  • 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.

  • Try using whole grains in all your baking. Whole wheat flour can be substituted for up to half of the all-purpose flour in most recipes.
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
180
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
110mg
5%
Potassium
135mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
18g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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