Starbucks Oatmeal Fudge Bars & Pass the Plate

I have never before looked upon the word “copy cat” with such love and excitement. I actually dream now about being a copy cat- that is when it comes to all things Starbucks. Did you realize there a ton of Starbuck “copy cat” recipes out there and from my experience each and every one is spot on! Take the Starbucks copy cat  pumpkin spice latte, the Starbucks copy cat Maple Oat Nut Bars, or the decadent Starbucks copy cat Petite Vanilla Scones. Don’t listen to your teachers kids- Sometimes it pays to copy! LOL!

Although this recipe is most definitely a copy cat of the original Starbucks Oatmeal Fudge Bars I just couldn’t help myself by adding my own little addition. Its my new favorite secret ingredient and I have been using it in just about anything I can get my hands on- PURE COFFEE EXTRACT… That’s right! No instant espresso or cold brew coffee for me. Just straight up a shot or two of coffee extract and you are in the game my friends.

To be able to sit in the comfort of my own home enjoying a hot chocolate and devouring nibbling on these rich and sinful treats is a treat in itself and one I am not likely to give up- kids naps, christmas wrapping, parties, you name it- I can get through them all as long as I have my Oatmeal Fudge Bars:) My only regret about these cookies is that I possibly waited to late to share them with you all. I hope I didn’t and I hope if I did that the pictures alone will twist your arm to get back in the kitchen one last time before Christmas and bake up these incredible treats. Your family deserves it, your neighbors and friends deserve it- Heck- YOU DESERVE IT! Can I get an Amen on that one?

This year for my Christmas baking I decided to give my friends a nice box of the Oatmeal Fudge Bars and White Chocolate Caramel Cookies. These are the same cookies I made for the Pass the Plate! I just knew my girl Jackie from MarinMama Cooks would love them and I was right. She said her kids and husband ate them in record time. I am not sure if you remember my post on the cookies I received from Biren at Roti N Rice but The Pass the Plate program is inspired by Kitchenaide’s Cook for the Cure and each time a plate is passed Kitchenaide will donate $5.00 to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Isn’t that the most wonderful idea. This program is very special to me because although I am grateful to be able to say I do not have breast cancer I have had two horrible scares over the past 5 years and I know my world would be dramatically different than it is today had the results been different. For that I am thankful and for that I am dedicated to helping other women fight the cure for Breast Cancer.

These cookies are light, airy and loaded down with not just caramel but salted caramel. Which makes them, when combined with decadent white chocolate chips, delicious- sinful and irresistible. It’s the season of giving and I’m giving you the most amazing cookie ever. Don’t say I never got you anything!

That’s all I got now! When you have a cookie this good there is no reason to keep rattling on about it. You just to stop talking and start chewing. I hope you are all having a wonderful time with your friends and family this Christmas season and instead of bringing that gift or a bottle of wine to the party- spread the best cheer of all with these Starbucks Oatmeal Fudge Bars and White Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies and see who becomes the life of the party! Merry Christmas!

Copy Cat Starbucks Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup butter
  2. 2 cups packed brown sugar
  3. 2 large eggs
  4. 2 teaspoons real vanilla
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoon of pure coffee extract
  6. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  9. 1 14-ounce can (1-1/4 cups) sweetened condensed milk
  10. 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Set aside 2 tablespoons of the butter. Beat the remaining butter with mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and beat until well mixed. Beat in eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. In another large bowl stir together flour and baking soda then stir in oats. Gradually stir dry mixture into beaten mixture. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan combine the 2 tablespoons butter, the sweetened condensed milk, and chocolate . Cook over low heat until chocolate melts, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon of pure coffee extract.
Press three quarters of the oat mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 15×10x1inch baking pan (or something close to it). Spread chocolate mixture over the oat mixture. Use your fingers and dot the remaining oat mixture over the chocolate. Tip: Wet your fingers slightly to help prevent sticking.
Bake for about 25 minutes or until top is lightly browned (chocolate mixture will still look moist). Cool on a wire rack. Cut into 2×2 inch inch bars.
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White Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies

Ingredients

  1. 2 sticks softened unsalted butter
  2. 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  6. 1/3 cup pre-made caramel sauce
  7. 3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  8. 3/4 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  10. 12 oz. white chocolate, chopped

Instructions

Beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the caramel sauce, eggs and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda. Slowly add to wet ingredients. Stir in the white chocolate pieces.
Refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours. Scoop out cookies and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Press down slightly and sprinkle with a pinch or two of salt. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until just slightly golden.
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  1. i’ve never been one to mind a copy-catter… i mean if it’s gooooood, why not??? ;)

  2. I’m adding this to my list! THANKS!
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  3. Stumbled across your blog and love it. This recipe is an immediate BOOKMARK!
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  4. These are definitely on my to-do list because I love these Starbucks bars!
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  5. kitchen flavours says:

    I love bars, have not tried Starbuck’s bars before, and no idea whether they have this over here. But one thing I do know, these sure looks good!

  6. Copying is a form of flattery, right? They look delicious and I love how you’ve wrapped them for your friends.
    Sam
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    • kbelleicious says:

      It most certainly is Sam. It means we want to be like them or in this case cool like them. Have you ever wondered the chef or team is behind all of Starbucks fabulous treats? Hope your having a wonderful Christmas

  7. I’ve never had those at Starbucks, but they sound delicious!! I love your addition of coffee extract too–coffee makes everything better :)
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  8. Hey girl! Guess what came in the mail yesterday afternoon right as the kids got home from school, your cookies!!! It was perfect timing because they both had playdates and were looking for something sweet and I didn’t have anything until your cookies showed up. What a treat! Guess what, they’re gone! Yep, all gone. They were so good and I loved the bites of white chocolate and carmel. My kids give you a double thumbs up!
    I couldn’t believe how fresh they tasted after being on the road for 4-5 days. They are great traveling cookies.

    I loved your Christmas card. Your family is simply beautiful and your boys are so adorable. I love your new haircut as well. Unfortunately we did not get a picture of the 4 of us this year, so it was just the kids on my card. We got lazy, but next year we will have the whole crew on the card!

    Ok, I am not a Starbucks kind of gal, (coffee wise that is) as I drink Peet’s coffee, so I don’t know anything first hand about these copycat sweets that I see popping up all over the web. Your bars look fabulous and you have sold me and I’m sure your readers on making these. Your friends are very lucky to be receiving these, as well as your AMAZING cookies. You go girl!

    Have a wonderful day and thanks again for those cookies!
    xoxo,
    Jackie

    • kbelleicious says:

      Oh yeah!!!!! So u liked them! I am so excited. I was wondering if they would still taste good after being in the mail so long. Hope your having a great Christmas. Got ur card/ ur kids are just beautiful!

  9. Gorgeous bars! I love your packaging too!
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  10. oh, i’m always a copy cat but i never realised there are many starbucks copycat recipes around. These bar looks like a great copycat, perfect bake!
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  11. OMGOSH! Those are beautiful! Can’t wait to try making these

  12. Jessica
    It’s never too late to share such delightfully sweet treats—-’tis the Season. Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  13. Copycat is great, because we can make a lot and it’s less expensive!!! I love getting drinks at starbucks with little side treats. :) This looks so good Jessica!!! And I love your cute fork and oh the wrapping looks beautiful!!
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  14. Ohh, I love copy cat Stbux recipes and this looks perfect, now if I could just find a decent cranberry bliss bar??
    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious recently posted..Chocolate Peppermint Cookie BarkMy Profile

  15. Oh I love these bars loaded with healthy oatmeal . . . but chocolate is healthy too, right? ;-D I hope that you’re having a beautiful Christmas season with your loved ones!!!!!

    Hugs,
    Roz
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  16. I know exactly what you mean, Jessica, this is the type of treat that needs to be snuck – I mean enjoyed in the comfort of your own home instead of a cold coffee shop. Thanks for the recipe, there’s still time, but the question now is, is there energy?
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  17. holy. schmoly. jessica, these are fabulous!! i hope you are doing well and i’m sure your boys are ready for santa!

  18. I think we copy everything that we like in a restaurant or cafe. I love everything about this oatmeal fudge bars.
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  19. Okay now these just look amazing! Really want to make them soon!!

  20. Starbucks always manages to influence us .. don’t they :) The fudge bar sounds lovely and I am sure taste equally GOOD!
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  21. When it comes to Starbucks baked goods I pretty much always want to be a copycat also! I haven’t seen these fudge bars at my coffee shop, though…but I want them!
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  22. I love the new blog layout!! I LOVE OATMEAL FUDGE BARS.
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  24. I love your cute wrapping and think this is a PERFECT present :)

  25. Well I have clearly been missing out since I’ve never even had the original version, these look amazing!
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  26. Never tasted them either, but I am going to make them… its oats, been looking around for healthy recipes, and these look great! Have a wonderful holiday season…

  27. You have no idea how much I wish we were neighbors. These look better than Starbucks! Delicious. :) Have a very Merry Christmas Jessica!
    Kristy recently posted..When Comfort is in OrderMy Profile

  28. Fudge in bar form with oatmeal? Ya I’m down with that! ;-)

    Hope you and yours have the happiest of Holidays Jessica!
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  29. I, want to try these. they sound terrific. I love oatmeal, make oatmeal cookies a lot.

    Have a merry Christmas.
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  30. it’s BETTER than copycat! It looks so good, i want to eat out of the screen. Oats really do add some texture to bakes.. and this will make a pretty christmas gift as well.
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  31. I am going to ‘steal’ this recipe! These fudge bars look fantastic!
    I wish you a wonderful holiday season!
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  32. Whoever is lucky enough to receive some of your bars will be very happy, I’m sure. Have a wonderful Christmas.
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  33. hi jessica, coming by again to wish you Merry christmas and may you be blessed with joy and love always!

  34. Just wanted to say that I hope you and your sweet family had a great Christmas and that this New Year brings you an abundance of Gods blessings!!
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  35. I’m so glad you’re a copycat! I suppose I have many times but not thought of it in that way. More like wanting to duplicate something I love so I don’t have to pay a crazy price for it! My daughter will be sent a box of these for sure. She will be so thrilled!

  36. Hi Jessica, I would be remiss if I did not stop by to wish you and yours a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.
    Looking forward to more of your upbeat and creative posts, “copycat” or not.
    Nancy
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  37. Hi There, This post is looking great! It was a real delight to see and learn so much from your each and every post. Hope to see more of your creative endeavours in the new year. Wish you and your family a very Happy and Blessed New Year!!! Happy Holidays :)
    Love & Regards, Sonia !!!

  38. wow, don’t these look good. I love the coffee extract addition.

    Happy New Year, my friend and I hope 2013 brings immense joy to you and your family.
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  39. Nah, they copied you. And I want to eat the whole pan, with my face in it. Ladylike and all.

  40. I have a feeling this could become a family fave :) Thanks for sharing!

  41. Both the fudge bars and White Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies look amazing! This is kinda late but thank you for agreeing to participate in the Pass the Plate event.

    Hugs…Biren xo

  42. Hey girl! I just found your awesome site from the backlink for my copycat pumpkin spice lattes! :) Lovin’ your recipes! Can’t wait to follow you and see even more!
    Mackenzie :)

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