May 03, 2011
Shameless Copycat Starbucks Oatmeal Fudge Bars
A couple days later I felt a sugar craving coming on again and started itching to return to Starbucks. Damnit! They had me hooked, but I refused to be fooled twice. I knew I could make their overpriced bars myself and serve them in reasonable portion sizes that coffee shops seem oblivious to, (since when did muffins become the size of soccer balls?). A quick internet search proved that I wasn’t the only person looking to make these bars at home and I turned up a number of results for copycat recipes. I then made my own Oatmeal Fudge Bars and brought them into work to share with my co-workers. The result? Homemade bars beat Starbucks bars, hands down. And I was left feeling victorious, if only in one small area of my life. Starbucks won’t fool me twice.
(Makes 36 bars)
1 cup butter
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons real vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 14-ounce can (1-1/4 cups) sweetened condensed milk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Set aside 2 tablespoons of the butter. Beat the remaining butter with mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and beat until well mixed. Beat in eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. In another large bowl stir together flour and baking soda then stir in oats. Gradually stir dry mixture into beaten mixture. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan combine the 2 tablespoons butter, the sweetened condensed milk, and chocolate . Cook over low heat until chocolate melts, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Press three quarters of the oat mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 15×10x1inch baking pan (or something close to it). Spread chocolate mixture over the oat mixture. Use your fingers and dot the remaining oat mixture over the chocolate. Tip: Wet your fingers slightly to help prevent sticking.
Bake for about 25 minutes or until top is lightly browned (chocolate mixture will still look moist). Cool on a wire rack. Cut into 2×2 inch inch bars.
Labels: Baking, Chocolate, Sweets of All Kinds
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I really want to try this. Have brownies in the oven atm, but I'm printing off this one!
I love these bars!
Just found your blog! I love these bars! My mom used to make them as a kid, but she puts nuts in them as well. Haven't had them in years! Will have to print and make soon. Thanks!
these bars looks like a perfect treat for my kiddos. they will surelly love that.
Do you think I could make them with old-fashioned oats? They're not the quick-cooking kind, but aren't like steel cut or anything....these sound delicious!
These remind me of a confection called revel bars, except without the pecans!
Love stopping off at Starbucks for a cafe latte (it's my guilty pleasure) but always found their cakes a little too...bland? These, however, I'm sure are delicious.
I'm baking these oatmeal fudge bars right now. Since I live in Argentina - with the nearest Starbucks 250 miles away in Buenos Aires - I don't exactly pop in for a latte and a muffin like I used to. ;) I added a layer of dulce de leche underneath the chocolate. Hey, when in Rome...
Thanks for the recipe!
Anonymous- I used old fashioned oats for mine because that's what I had on hand and they turned out great!
Katie- dulce de leche sounds like a perfect and decadent addition to these bars. I'll have to make them again...
YUM! I found your blog through pinterest. These looked so good... I have a batch in the oven right now. I can't wait to try them! Thanks for posting!
These look far more appetizing than any of the sweet bars from Starbucks. You have put them to shame.
What do I need to do to print this receipe?? Thanks, Scootershouse@yahoo.com
I made these twice last year and they were so easy and delicious. I am making them this year for Christmas gifts. Thanks again!
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