Here's the perfect indulgence for those moments when you need a chocolate recipe that can be whipped up in mere minutes with staples from your pantry. These no-bake oatmeal chocolate cookie bars only require 6 basic ingredients and a few minutes of assembly time, so fewer than 20 minutes after a craving strikes or the need for a quick and easy dessert pops up, you can have bars that taste like oatmeal studded chocolate fudge ready and plated.
In a medium sized saucepan, melt the butter, milk, and sugar together. Bring to a boil for one minute.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix chocolate chips, oatmeal, and vanilla extract.
Pour hot mixture over the oatmeal and chocolate.
Stir until chocolate is melted and ingredients are well combined.
Line a square cake pan with wax paper. Spread the batter evenly in the pan. (Alternatively, you can scoop the batter into cookie sized mounds on a foil lined cookie sheet.
Refrigerate for 20 minutes or longer.
Remove from pan, slice, and enjoy!