Chocolate Chip Oat Squares

Chocolate Chip Oat Squares

I’m still trying to decide if these chocolate chip oat squares count as a healthy snack. My reasoning is that they’re homemade and not shop bought so the fresh ingredients make them a touch more better for you than a chocolate bar.

In my own nonsensical world I also think that the fact they fill you up and have cholesterol reducing oats, that they verge on medicinal so no guilt what so ever should be applied when consuming. In fact,  your body will thank you for it, you’re look 10 years younger and happiness will radiate from within.

Ok so I made the last bit up, but if you do need to have a little inner argument on whether to have that slice of cake/ piece of  flapjack / biscuit after promising to uphold a healthy lifestyle, then hold on to that glimmer of info for these.

If not, then just go for it. They taste yummy and that’s all you need to know.

This super easy recipe is a great post school or mid morning snack and they’ll keep for a 3-4 days. Not that cakes ever last that long in my house but it’s always good to know these things.

Ingredients

100g self raising flour

200g rolled oats

150g butter or margarine

100g light muscavado sugar

1 egg

375g condensed milk

150g dark chocolate chips

Method 

Line a square cake tin with foil

preheat the oven to 180’c / 160’c fan / gas mark 4

mix the flour and oats in a large bowl

in a separate bowl beat the butter and sugar then add the condensed milk

add the wet ingredients to the dry then mix in the beaten egg and finally stir in the sugar

transfer the mixture to the cake tin and cook for around 30 minutes, you’ll know it’s cooked as the edges will start to come away from the sides. don’t over cook though!

leave to cool in the tin, then once ready, simply slice into however big or small squares you fancy and transfer to an air tight container.

Chocolate Chip Oat Squares - A great after school snack

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22 Comments

  1. Ros Emely@stressfreemommies
    8th March 2016 / 6:45 am

    So delicious! Love how easy it is to make 🙂
    #TwinkleTuesdays

    • 8th March 2016 / 6:56 am

      i only do easy Ros, being a busy mum theres no time to faff.

  2. Mackenzie Glanville
    8th March 2016 / 6:52 am

    happy to join you in your nonsensical world sounds great to me, these look amazing! #twinklyTuesday #yummy #musteat

  3. 8th March 2016 / 7:48 am

    Oats are good for you. You need some sugar in your diet. And chocolate is delicious! I am making these when my 3 year old comes home!

  4. 8th March 2016 / 7:58 am

    Yum yum yum!I need to make these, they definitely sound healthier than a chocolate bar and that’s good enough for me.xz #TwinklyTuesday

  5. 8th March 2016 / 7:58 am

    Lol these do look amazing and I love your healthy reasoning!! Lots of oats..good for the bowels too!! #twinklytuesday

  6. Kerry
    8th March 2016 / 8:21 am

    These sound lush! I make an oat and honey tray back that’s similar, and convince myself it’s healthy! Thanks for sharing via #TwinklyTuesdays

  7. 8th March 2016 / 8:55 am

    As a fellow mother of three boys I can see the appeal of these on various levels – oats are healthy, they are a quick to make snack plus they have enough sugar/chocolate to satisfy my sweet tooth. I must try them
    #twinklytuesday

  8. 8th March 2016 / 3:59 pm

    Looks so yum! I love oats and chocolates that’s why this recipe appeals a lot to me. Thanks for sharing! #TwinklyTuesday

  9. 8th March 2016 / 10:22 pm

    They look and sound so yummy! I love chocolate and oats combined.

  10. 9th March 2016 / 8:07 am

    these look yummy, will be trying these out soon 🙂 x

  11. 15th March 2016 / 3:40 pm

    These look delicious and would be ideal with a glass of milk when the kids come home from school x

    • 16th March 2016 / 7:24 am

      That’s exactly why I make them, there’s no rush to get the dinner on then!

  12. 15th March 2016 / 9:15 pm

    These look delicious and I totally think a little bit healthy too, you’ve convinced me! X #TastyTuesdays

  13. 15th March 2016 / 9:25 pm

    These look yummy. And I defo think we can class them as healthy xx

    • 16th March 2016 / 7:23 am

      All I needed was someone else to verify that and I’ll go with it!

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