Prep Time: 12 mins | Refrigerate: 2 hrs | Total Time: 2 hrs 12 mins | Servings: 9

These are the best no-bake chocolate oat bars with a chocolatey peanut butter layer. Super easy to whip up using just a few simple ingredients. These bars are always a big hit and a great cookie option for holidays or any occasion! This is a very delightful treat for all ages!


½ c. brown sugar, packed

1 c. butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 c. semisweet chocolate chips

3 c. quick cooking oats

Chocolate chips for drizzle

½ c. peanut butter


Step 1: Ready a 9-inch square pan. Grease and set aside.

Step 2: In a large saucepan, melt the butter on medium heat. Then, add the brown sugar and vanilla. Mix well. Next, stir in the oats. Put the lid on and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes over low heat.

Step 3: Into the bottom of the prepared pan, press half of the mixture. Set the rest aside for topping.

Step 4: In the meantime, place the chocolate chips and peanut butter in a small heavy saucepan. Melt over low heat, stirring often, until smooth. Over the crust, pour the chocolate mixture. Using a knife or the back of a spoon, evenly spread the chocolate mixture.

Step 5: On top of the chocolate layer, crumble the rest of the oat mixture, gently pressing the crumbles down. Tent the dish and place it in the fridge for at least 2 to 3 hours (preferably overnight).

Step 6: Remove from the fridge and bring the oat bar to room temperature before cutting into squares.


For this recipe, you can use quick cookie oats or rolled/old-fashioned oats. Quick oats take less time to cook.

Make sure to let the layer sit before building because the oats need to be a part of the chocolate layer.

These oat bars are freezer-friendly. When ready to consume, thaw the bars before serving.

Nutritional Facts:

Calories 528Kcl Fat 37g Cholesterol 55mg Sodium 252mg Potassium 325mg Carbohydrates 44g Fiber 5g Sugar 21g