Chocolate Filled Walnut-Oatmeal Bars

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 25 mins

this is a great bar that will fill almost any need. Christmas cookie trays, showers, pot-luck's and family munching.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°F Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl until well blended.
  2. Add eggs, vanilla and instant coffee and beat until fluffy.
  3. Stir together oats, flour, baking soda, salt and 1 cup walnuts; gradually stir into butter mixture with spoon (Dough will be thick).
  4. Set aside 2 cups dough.
  5. Press remaining dough evenly onto bottom of ungreased 15-1/2x10-1/2x1-inch jelly-roll pan.
  6. Prepare CHOCOLATE FILLING; spread evenly over dough.
  7. Crumble reserved dough evenly over filling. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup walnuts. Bake 25 minutes or until top is golden brown (chocolate will be soft).
  8. Cool completely in pan on wire rack; cut into bars.
  9. About 4 dozen bars.
  10. CHOCOLATE FILLING: Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in cocoa and sugar. Add sweetened condensed milk; cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and thick. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.


Most Helpful

Made this for a family potluck and everyone loved them very easy to put really very good thank you for posting

Chef Laurachingo November 17, 2010

Absolutely scrumptious! I had to substitute regular rolled oats since I didn't have the quick-cooking kind, but they still turned out fabulous. They are quite rich, but make a wonderful treat! The only problem I had was that a fair bit of the nuts fell off the top part when trying to eat them, however, I think next time I'll just push them into the dough a bit before cooking and see if that helps.

Sean David July 12, 2009

Delicious! The bars cut nicely and are chewy and fudgey, but not overly sweet! I used 1/2 teaspoon orange oil instead of vanilla in the dough ~ too much holiday baking and I was out! The orange flavor was very faint and married nicely with the coffee ~ I omitted the 1/4 cup sugar from the chocolate filling, and added 1 teaspoon instant coffee due to having no vanilla. Made for the Safari Supper Club's Photo Tag, December 2008.

Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle December 28, 2008

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