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Vegan Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Prep

10 minutes

Cook

30 minutes

Yield

9

Move over Starbucks, I have a yummy treat that is going to knock your socks off. These Oatmeal Fudge Bars are a copycat of the Starbucks fan fav, and they are way cheaper to recreate a whole batch at-home. 

Why you’ll love these Oatmeal Fudge Bars:

  • They are vegan 
  • They have healthier alternatives to traditional baking ingredients
  • They’re easy-to-make
  • They taste just like the Starbucks version
  • Make in just over 30 minutes 

Bottle of Simply Organic Pure Vanilla Extract next to Oatmeal Fudge Bars

What is the best vanilla extract to use?

There is nothing I could emphasize more than the importance of using a good quality, pure vanilla in your baking. You CAN taste the difference between the real thing and the cheap stuff. I like to use Simply Organic’s Pure Vanilla Extract because it’s high-quality and makes everything I put it in taste amazing. Their Vanilla Extract is made from premium Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans and has no GMOs, sugar, or fake color or flavor. 

Real vanilla has complex flavoring and research has shown that there are hundreds of flavor components in a vanilla bean that is next to impossible to recreate. Imitation vanilla is usually a weak solution or naturally or artificially derived vanillin. Although vanillin is the most prominent of the flavors in a vanilla bean, it is only one of more than 200. No imitation vanilla comes close to competing with the pure, real thing like Simply Organic’s and it does seriously make your baking taste SO MUCH BETTER. 

Simply Organic also ensures they source their vanilla in the best way. In recent years, extreme volatility in the global vanilla market caused several problems for farmers, their families, and communities. To help stabilize these conditions, Simply Organic joined a group of companies working with nonprofit organizations and the local vanilla industry to ensure their vanilla beans are grown and handled the right way, using ethical and sustainable practices.

Stack of Oatmeal Fudge Bars on cutting board

Cut Oatmeal Fudge Bars on a cutting board.

How do you make Oatmeal Fudge Bars?

This is a simple recipe that even a novice baker can pull off. Here’s the deal on how to make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line an 8X8 baking sheet with parchment. Set aside
  2. To a large mixing bowl, add the butter, sugar and vanilla
  3. Using a wooden spoon or hand mixer combine the ingredients till completely smooth and silky
  4. Add in the vegan egg and combine. Set aside
  5. To a small pot, add all the fudge ingredients and heat on low heat till combined (whisk occasionally to avoid burning)
  6. To the 8X8 pan, add half your oat mixture and flatten
  7. Pour over the fudge mixture evenly and crumble with the other half of the oat mixture
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes. You don’t want to overbake so your fudge is still nice and soft once cooled
  9. Enjoy!

Cut Oatmeal Fudge Bars on a cutting board.

Cut Oatmeal Fudge Bars on a cutting board.

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Vegan Oatmeal Fudge Bars (Starbucks copykat)

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Category: Vegan Desserts
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Move over Starbucks, these Oatmeal Fudge Bars are a Starbucks-doop that you can make easily at-home for cheaper!


Ingredients

Scale

For the Oatmeal:

1/2 cup vegan butter, room temperature

3/4 cup white sugar

1 tbsp. Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

1 vegan egg (1 tbsp. ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp. warm water combined)

1 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

For the fudge:

3/4 cup condensed coconut milk

3/4 cup chocolate chips

2 tsp. vegan butter

1 1/2 tsp Simply Organic Vanilla Extract


Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350F and line an 8X8 baking sheet with parchment.  Set aside.

To a large mixing bowl, add the butter, sugar, and vanilla. Using a wooden spoon or hand mixer combine the ingredients till completely smooth and silky. Add in the vegan egg.  To the same mixing bowl, add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Stir till combined. Set aside.

To a small pot, add all the fudge ingredients and heat on low heat till combined. Whisk occasionally to avoid burning.

To the 8X8 pan, add half your oat mixture and flatten.  Pour over the fudge mixture evenly and crumble with the other half of the oat mixture.

Bake for 25-30 minutes.  You don’t want to overbake so your fudge is still nice and soft once cooled.

Keywords: chocolate, recipe, butter, milk, condensed, vegan

Elisa

The are waaayyyyyy better than starbucks!

Maria Koutsogiannis

aren’t they just the best!

Szandra

This.is.the.real.deal.people.
The oat fudge has always been my favorite at SB, and now I can make them at home. I mean 2020 just got a little more tolerable. Thank you Maria!

P.S. everything works great with this recipe, very easy to make and they turn out perfectly every time I make them (and I’ve treated myself 3 times already since they had appeared on FoodByMaria).

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESSS!!! This makes me so happy, thank you so much hun!

Vinnie

The recipe directions don’t mention anything about the dry ingredients in the oat part.

Maria Koutsogiannis

So sorry about that! I fixed it. So strange! thanks for flagging that.

Lauren Marinigh

OMG these look so good!

BRENDA

So, I had one of these and I almost divorced my husband!!!!! ;)))

Maria Koutsogiannis

hahahah, Yes, brenda, I love this energy!

Teagan

OMG. Just made a batch and… I have no words.

These are incredible!!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

GAH!!!! I am so glad you loved these, T! Aren’t they just the best!

Jamie

AH -MAZING!!! I’ve made this recipe so many times because it is so so delicious! Comes together really easily and satisfies any chocolate craving….you seriously cannot eat just one!! Thanks so much for all of your vegan delicious recipes xo

Maria Koutsogiannis

I am so glad you love this recipe!!! JAZZED!!

Monica Boulier

Oh my goodness! What a joyful experience today. Thinking of travel and one day seeing my family again. This was such a wonderful way to spend my morning. All ingredients were in the pantry and it came together so well. Will definitely be skipping the line at Starbucks and making my own fudge bars from now on. Thank you Maria:)
Question… do they freeze well??

Maria Koutsogiannis

Yes! They do! Just pop them into a tightly sealed container or bag and then thaw before eating!

Monica

Making these bars for the seventh time!
Always an instant hit with whoever I share them with and yes, I always share. They are too good not to! They mix together so easy with standard pantry items. Best fudge oat bars ever!!
Thanks Maria!

Maria Koutsogiannis

SO GLAD YOU LOVE THEM!!!

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