Incredibly Easy Oatmeal Bars

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Sometimes you need something easy and fast for a party or bake sale. They aren’t pretty, but these oatmeal bars are always delicious and consistently please kids.



  • 1 cup milk-free margarine, such as Earth Balance®
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 cups of quick oats (oatmeal)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Grease 1 standard cake pan.
  3. Mix margarine, brown sugar and baking soda in a medium-sized saucepan over medium to high heat, and stir regularly until the mixture begins to boil.
  4. Remove from heat, add oatmeal and mix thoroughly.
  5. Transfer to cake pan and smooth out layer.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Bars will still be soft.
  7. Cut into bars while still warm (will harden and crumble if cut after cooled.)

Now, wasn’t that easy?

What is your favorite dessert bar recipe?


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