Four-Ingredient Fudgy Oat Bars [Guest Post]

You may remember Monica from her guest post a few weeks ago, Strawberry and Chamomile Steel-Cut Oatmeal. We realized we were doing our summer traveling around the same time and decided to help each other out by doing some recipe swaps. By the time this post is published, I will be flying to Seattle. In the meantime, enjoy this delightful recipe by Monica!


Hello Oatmeal Artist Readers! It’s Monica from My Pink Recipe Book posting again and I am very excited to be sharing another recipe with all of you. This one features oatmeal in bar-form rather than my previous seasonal steel cut oatmeal recipe, and it is a little more on the treat-side of breakfast dishes, but still better than run-of-the-mill granola bars.



Before becoming more food conscious, one of my favourite treats were the Oat Bars from Starbucks. While they look very unassuming – just a boring, monochromatic bar – the taste is quite the contrary. Buttery, sweet, and salty, everything you could want from an afternoon pick-me-up. Although I have stopped purchasing processed foods and factory-made treats, my craving for these bars have not waned. I finally set out to make a homemade version, hoping to achieve that same irresistible balance of flavours, all the while being in control of the ingredients that actually go into the bar.

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Upon mixing all the ingredients together, I couldn’t wait for them to set before trying a spoonful (or two) of the mixture – immediately, I knew these were a winner. After being refrigerated, these bars attain a fudge-like texture (kind of like Krowki, for any Polish people out there), becoming the perfect oat bar that I was looking for. Leave them as bars or cut them into fudge, either way, you will have a tough time putting these down.

Four-Ingredient Fudgy Oat Bars [Guest Post]

Prep Time: 15 minutes

What you'll need:

  • 4.5 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt

How to make it:

  1. Pulse oats in a blender or food processor to make them finer (not completely flour though); feel free to leave some oats whole (I left about 1 cup un-pulsed) - However, if you do not have one of these machines, just use them as they are.
  2. Combine melted butter, honey, maple syrup, salt, and oats in a bowl.
  3. Transfer to a 8x8 inch baking tray (or a 9x12 without filling the entire tray. . . if you are like me and do not own a smaller tray).
  4. Refrigerate until firm.

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About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

6 Responses to Four-Ingredient Fudgy Oat Bars [Guest Post]

  1. Cassie says:

    These look awesome! Thanks Monica! <3

  2. Daniella says:


    Can I use liquid coconut oil for this recipe? It’s the one I have in the house :S.


  3. Daniella says:

    Ah! I forgot asking: In case I do not want to use oils, can I swap it for applesauce, or can you suggest me something else? Thank-you, and amazing blog!

    • Lauren Smith says:

      I can’t personally answer this because I have no experience with bars like this (and I also eschew oil for the most part). I will reach out to Monica to answer your questions. 🙂

  4. Emie Jurado says:

    I tried this recipe and I LOVED it! I also shared it out with some of my family members and it was a hit with them as well. I topped off the bars with homemade berry chia jam, the taste level spiked through the roof! I have done two additional batches, and just finished dropping some to my cousins. Thank you for the recipe!

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