Oats ‘n’ Toffee Chocolate Squares


I’m a sucker for impulse buys.

They get me all the time at the grocery store with their clever little displays of chocolate bars conveniently placed at the check out stand.

Oats 'n' Toffee Chocolate Squares

It doesn’t end there.

I can recall days when I was 100% sure I needed, no… NEEDED,  the “Flex Belt” to effortlessly sculpt my abs while I sat on the couch and ate chocolate bars. My husband would chase me around the house while I was frantically trying to punch in the 1-800 number on the phone.

Luckily my husband is quick, and snagged the phone out of my hands, then nicely talked me off the edge of a mental breakdown because I couldn’t have it NOW!

This is normal, right?

What I love so much about these Oats ‘n’ Toffee Chocolate Squares is that they combine all of my favorites from those delicious candy bars into a quick and easy treat I can make at home.

The base is made up of graham cracker squares, then topped off with a mixture of oats, sugar and butter and baked till golden brown. Sprinkle on some chocolate and chopped smokehouse almonds.

Yes, smokehouse almonds. What a glorious flavor boost.

It’s smokey, salty, nutty and crunchy.

Oats 'n' Toffee Chocolate Squares

These little crispy treats are purely addictive, and perfect to bring to any party or get together.

Give into your urges.

Oats 'n' Toffee Chocolate Squares

Electronical ab flexing thingy not included.

Oats ‘n’ Toffee Chocolate Squares
  • 2 packages Graham Cracker Squares
  • 1½ cups rolled oats
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • ⅔ cup salted butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • ¾ cup smokehouse-flavor almonds, coarsely chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a 15x10x1-inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper, extending the paper over the edges. Place graham cracker squares in an even layer on top of the parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl stir together the oats, sugar, brown sugar and flour. Add the melted butter, egg, and vanilla, and stir till combined. Scoop mixture onto graham cracker squares and carefully spread into an even layer.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until oat mixture bubbles and is light brown on top. Remove from the oven and sprinkle evenly with the chocolate pieces. Return to the oven for one minute, then use a rubber spatula to spread the chocolate into an even layer. Top with the chopped almonds.
  5. Let cool to room temperature. Use the edges of the parchment paper to carefully lift the candy bar out of the pan and cut into squares.
  6. Enjoy!


  1. Love oats and chocolate together – these bars look wonderful!

  2. These look great! I have a completely random question: Where did you get your butcher block board. It’s lovely!

  3. OMG looks so good. I’ve avoided your last couple of posts because I’m doing low-carb and didn’t want to be caught drooling on my keyboard. 😉 If you ever have any ideas for low-carb goodness I’d love if you’d share with us! :)

    • Thanks Amie! If you check out some of my past recipes under the tab – “Meat” you will find loads of options for your diet. You can eat lots of protein as well as cheese and most veggies. Try my Monterey Chicken or my Grilled Basil and Garlic Pork Chops! :)

  4. These sound phenomenal! I totally agree about impulse buys – my favorite candy is this chocolate caramel marshmallow thing that they always have next to the aisle at my favorite grocery store. Gets me 98% of the time. These look so phenomenal though! I love the addition of smokehouse almonds. I bet it adds wonderful flavor. Pinned!

  5. This is a beyond genius recipe Shawn! PERFECT. And oh, impulse buys. All the darn time, I tell you!

  6. Don’t even get me STARTED on impulse buys, 99% of which happen at….Le Target. Sigh.

    Anyways…these bars look perfectly amazing. I love that you used smoked almonds!!

  7. Perfect recipe! I love toffee.

  8. That’s so funny what you were saying about the flex belt =)! Man how I wish those really worked because it would be so nice to sit around an eat brownies all day while a machine worked the fat off =). These look amazing!

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