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No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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  3 reviews
  • 15 min prep time
  • 1 hr 15 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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These no-bake cereal bars are just as indulgent as a cookie and perfect for a snack.

Ingredients

4
cups Chocolate Cheerios™ cereal
1
cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1/2
cup creamy cookie butter or cookie spread
1/2
cup honey
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Steps

  • 1 Line bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with foil or parchment paper. Spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix cereal and oats; set aside.
  • 2 In large microwavable bowl, microwave cookie butter, honey and brown sugar uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture is boiling and slightly thickened.
  • 3 Pour over cereal mixture in bowl; stir until evenly coated. Gently stir in chocolate chips. Using buttered back of spoon, press mixture very firmly in pan. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm enough to cut.
  • 4 For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature up to 1 week.
  • 1 Line bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with foil or parchment paper. Spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix cereal and oats; set aside.
  • 2 In large microwavable bowl, microwave cookie butter, honey and brown sugar uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture is boiling and slightly thickened.
  • 3 Pour over cereal mixture in bowl; stir until evenly coated. Gently stir in chocolate chips. Using buttered back of spoon, press mixture very firmly in pan. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm enough to cut.
  • 4 For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature up to 1 week.

Expert Tips

Cookie butter is very much akin to peanut butter--similar consistency and color. The rich gingerbread flavor actually comes from the so-called “Speculoos cookie,” a crunchy Belgian cookie that has a hint of caramel.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
180
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
60mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
20g
20%
Protein
1g
1%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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