Microwave Oatmeal Bars with Butterfinger Topping

These microwave oatmeal bars could not be easier to make. They have just 6 ingredients and are made in the microwave in just minutes.

If you need a quick and easy dessert that needs to be made in a hurry, these easy oatmeal bars are for you! The cooking takes less than 10 minutes!

These Butterfinger oatmeal bars use just 6 ingredents and are made in just minutes.

Summer is upon us and the last thing I want to do is heat up my kitchen by using the oven.  But we still like the taste of a great bar recipe.

This is where this recipe comes in handy.  There is no baking and all the heating is done in the microwave, from making the crumble crust, to melting the chocolate on the top.

The whole recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make and then the bars sit in the fridge to set while you get on with your day.  You can even make them early in the morning, go to work and come back to a delicious dessert that the family will love.Microwave oatmeal bars

Never made microwave desserts?  Don’t worry, this recipe will show that the microwave is made for more than just reheating foods!

Making these microwave oatmeal bars

I love that these bars only need 6 ingredients and most of them are those that I always have on hand.  (If you don’t have the Butterscotch baking bits, you can substitute chopped nuts or omit the topping altogether.)

Ingredients for these microwave oatmeal bars

Start by combining the oats and brown sugar in a bowl and mix well. Don’t worry if there are clumps of the brown sugar. They will melt in the microwave.

Combine oats and brown sugar

Melt the butter in the microwave for 1 minute.  Use some of the melted butter to grease a 9″ microwave pan and set it aside.Melted Butter

Add the rest of the butter and the corn syrup to the oats and brown sugar mixture. Mix it well. It will be quite sticky.Oatmeal bar mixture

Combine well and press into the prepared pan. Then microwave the oatmeal crust, uncovered for 1 1/2 minutes.  Give it a 10 second rest and finish with another 1 1/2 minutes of cooking time. The finished oatmeal bar base with look firm but will still be a bit soft.Cooked oatmeal bar baseWatch the cooking carefully. The brown sugar will rise up over the oats as it cooks.  (that’s why I give it a rest in between the two cooking times.)

Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the oatmeal base and heat on 30% power for 4 1/2 minutes. The chocolate will not look completely melted at this stage but will be very soft. Spread the chocolate over the base evenly.Cooking and spreading chocolate

Finish up by sprinkling the microwave oatmeal bars with the Butterscotch baking bits while the chocolate is still soft.Add butterscotch baking bits
Place in the fridge for an hour to allow the chocolate to set and the base to firm up before cutting into squares.

Tasting these Butterfinger Oatmeal Bars

These yummy microwave oatmeal bars are chewy and rich with a crunchy topping.  The base holds up well and the dark chocolate gives a smooth finish to every bite.

The bars have a kind of homemade chewy granola bar texture with a scrumptious sweet crunchy surprise on top.Butterfinger oatmeal bar

If you need an easy dessert to take to a pot luck dinner or bake sale, try these chocolate oatmeal bars.  They could not be easier to make but still taste amazing.Microwave oatmeal bar with Butterfinger topping

Do you love bars and slices as much as I do? Try one of these recipes, too.

Need a reminder of this microwave oatmeal bar recipe? Just pin this photo to one of your Pinterest baking board for easy access later.These Butterfinger microwave oatmeal bars use just 6 ingredents and are made in just minutes.




Microwave Oatmeal Bars with Butterfinger Topping
 
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These microwave oatmeal bars have just six ingredients and are made in the microwave so that the kitchen stays cool.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Bar
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • ¼ cup of corn syrup
  • 1½ cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp of Butterfinger baking bits
Instructions
  1. Grease a 9" square microwave proof baking dish and set aside.
  2. Combine the oats and brown sugar in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Melt the butter in the microwave for 1 minute and add it and the corn syrup to the oats and brown sugar. Combine well and press into the prepared pan.
  4. Microwave the pan, uncovered, for 1½ minutes. Let it rest about 10 seconds and heat again for another 1½ minutes.
  5. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the base and heat on 30% power for 4½ minutes. Spread the chocolate over the base evenly and sprinkle with the Butterscotch baking bits.
  6. Place in the fridge for an hour to allow the chocolate to set and the base to firm up.
  7. Cut into squares and serve.
  8. Store in an airtight container.
Notes
This recipe was tested on an 1100 watt Microwave with a rotating turntable
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 319.8 Fat: 17 g Saturated fat: 9.9 g Unsaturated fat: 3.1 g Carbohydrates: 45.1 g Sugar: 33.2 g Sodium: 15.9 mg Fiber: 3.3 g Protein: 3.8 g Cholesterol: 20.7 mg
 

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