No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

Posted on July 19, 2017 in Desserts


1 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups uncooked quick oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 Tbsp Crisco
Grease 9-inch square baking pan. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar and vanilla; mix well. Stir in oats. Cook over low heat 2 to 3 minutes or until ingredients are well blended. Press half of mixture into prepared pan. Use back of large spoon to spread mixture evenly. Melt chocolate chips and Crisco in microwave for 1 minute stirring occasionally. Pour chocolate mixture over oat mixture in pan; spread evenly with knife or back of spoon. Crumble remaining oat mixture over chocolate layer; press down gently. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or overnight. Bring to room temperature before cutting into bars. (Bars can be frozen; let thaw about 10 minutes or more before serving.)