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Chocolate Pecan Oat Bars

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Chocolate Pecan Oat Bars- Layers of smooth chocolate syrup, crunchy pecans and two varieties of chocolate chips make up this delicious bars. Plus, a cake mix gives these a nice shortcut.

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Many years ago, my mom gave me a large stack of paperback cookbooks. Nothing too fancy, just the ones that you grab at the checkout counter in the grocery store.

You know the ones. You have a couple of them in your kitchen, right? Lots of us do.

Anyway, my kids dove into these cookbooks with great delight and marked a few favorites with a marker. Among their chosen recipes were these bars. I made them and they soon became a family favorite.

Oats, chocolate, chopped pecans all mixed up with some butter and a cake mix. Simple and pretty amazing.

The Full Ingredients List:

  • Yellow cake mix
  • Egg
  • Butter
  • Chopped pecans
  • Chocolate chips
  • White chocolate chips
  • Chocolate syrup + flour
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A few recipe notes:

  • Make chocolate syrup homemade- – find the recipe here.
  • Not a fan of pecans? Walnuts are a good substitute.
  • When adding the final layer of dough on top, it will not cover the entire top surface. A few areas of chocolate peaking out are perfectly OK.

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Yield: 12-15 bars

Chocolate Pecan Oat Bars

Chocolate Pecan Oat Bars- Big Green House #chocolate #oatbars #oats #dessert #bars #biggreenhouseblog

Chocolate Pecan Oat Bars- Layers of smooth chocolate syrup, crunchy pecans and two varieties of chocolate chips make up this delicious bars. Plus, a cake mix gives these a nice shortcut.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
  • 2 TBSP flour
  • 1 box yellow cake
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together chocolate syrup and flour. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, mix dry cake mix, butter, and egg. Beat until fully combined. Add in oats and mix until combined.
  4. Remove 1 & 1/2 cups of the mixture and set aside. Spread remaining batter in the bottom of prepared baking dish. Bake 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle top with chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and chopped pecans, then, drizzle with chocolate syrup.
  6. Drop teaspoons of the remaining batter on top. Bake an additional 20-25 minutes or until brown.
  7. Cool 30 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 54mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g

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