For the last couple of weeks, my husband has been raving about the Starbucks Oat Fudge Bars — these rich, chewy, chocolatey confections that are unique to Canadian Starbucks stores. There are a number of copycat recipes floating around, so I decided to try recreating these babies for myself. It’s super easy and quick — this comes together in less than an hour. I did cut down slightly on the sugar and swapped in dark chocolate to make them a little less sweet, but they are still decadent. If you’re feeding a crowd, feel free to double the ingredients and bake in a 9″x13″ pan. Enjoy with strong coffee or a glass of milk!
For the fudge layer
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup butter
For the oat base
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cups oats
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper.
- Make the fudge. In a small pot over medium heat, combine the milk, chocolate chips, and butter. Stir until melted and set aside. OR, combine ingredients in a microwave-safe container and microwave until melted (microwave in small increments and stir often).
- Using a stand or hand mixer, cream the butter and sugars. Add the egg and vanilla. Gradually add the dry ingredients.
- Press 2/3 of the mixture into the prepared pan. Add a layer of fudge and finish with the rest of the oat base dropped by spoonfuls.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.