Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 16 mins

A perfect after school snack or lunch box sweet! Recipe from Mr. Food.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Coat a 9" x 13" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Melt butter and syrup over low heat on stovetop or in microwave.
  3. In a large bowl, combine butter mixture, baking soda, and allspice; mix well and let cool.
  4. Add rolled oats, flour, sugar, and chocolate chips or raisins, if desired; mix well. Press dough into baking dish.
  5. Bake 15 minutes. Immediately cut into bars; let cool completely then cut again.
Most Helpful

This went together really quickly. I made for the kids for an after school snack. I followed the directions as written. Next time I will follow another's suggestion and cut back on the sugar as I found it almost too sweet. The boys seemed to enjoy it though. That's the important part! Made for the November 2009 Aussie/NZ recipe swap.

Chef on the coast November 17, 2009

YUMMY! I made half the recipe as an after dinner treat today and they turned out so moist and tasty-lots of flavour from the oats, spices and raisins (I used the full amount here). I got six hand-shaped bars out of it and had to bake those a little longer than stated (maybe 25 minutes). Reduced the sugar to 1/4 cup and that way they really just had a hint of sweetnes. I liked it a lot! Thanks so much for sharing, JB! Made for one of my teammates in Veg n Swap #8.

Lalaloula March 05, 2009