Chocolate Candy Oat Bars Recipe

The chocolate candy oat bars recipe is simply perfection! A base of oats, pecans, and rich fudge topped with M&M candies, what’s not to love!


2 cups quick cooking oats
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups candy coated chocolate pieces, divided
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

Large bowl
Microwave safe bowl
15×10-inch jelly roll pan

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 2: Lightly grease or spray a 15×10-inch jelly roll pan with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.
Step 3: In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, brown sugar, chopped pecans, baking soda, and salt.
Step 4: Add melted butter, stir together until mixture is crumbly.
Step 5: Reserve 1 1/2 cups of mixture; press remaining mixture into the prepared jelly roll pan (mixture will be thin).
Step 6: Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and cool. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
Step 7: In a microwave safe bowl, place 1 cup of chocolate candy pieces, microwave at high for 1-1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
Step 8: Press candies with the back of a spoon to mash them.
Step 9: Stir in condensed milk.
Step 10: Spread mixture evenly over crust in pan, leaving a 1/2-inch border on all sides.
Step 11: Combine remaining 1 1/2 cups of crumb mixture and 1/2 cup of remaining chocolate candy pieces. Sprinkle over chocolate mixture; press lightly.
Step 12: Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

The chocolate candy oat bars recipe makes 4 dozen squares.