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Microwave Oatmeal Bars

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Makes

10 servings

My mother shared this speedy recipe with me. There are not a lot of ingredients, so these chewy treats are easy to fix in the microwave. —Annette Self, Junction City, Ohio
Microwave Oatmeal Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine oats and brown sugar. Stir in butter and corn syrup. Press into a greased 9-in. square microwave-safe dish.
  2. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-1/2 minutes. Rotate a half turn; microwave 1-1/2 minutes longer. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Microwave at 30% power for 4-1/2 minutes or until chips are glossy; spread chocolate evenly over top.
  3. Refrigerate 15-20 minutes before cutting.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 287 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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