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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
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons real vanilla
  • 1½ teaspoon of pure coffee extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 14-ounce can (1-1/4 cups) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ½ teaspoon of pure coffee extract.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
White Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies
  • 2 sticks softened unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup pre-made caramel sauce
  • 3¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 12 oz. white chocolate, chopped
  1. 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.
  2. 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.



  1. Torrie @ a place to share...

    i’ve never been one to mind a copy-catter… i mean if it’s gooooood, why not??? 😉

    17 . Dec . 2012
    • kbelleicious

      Great minds think alike! Why not! Lol! Hope your having the most wonderful Christmas time

      22 . Dec . 2012
  2. Mary

    I’m adding this to my list! THANKS!

    17 . Dec . 2012
  3. Natalie

    Stumbled across your blog and love it. This recipe is an immediate BOOKMARK!

    17 . Dec . 2012
    • kbelleicious

      Oh thanks Natalie! I’m so glad you came by! Hope you find lots of recipes to try!

      22 . Dec . 2012
  4. yummychunklet

    These are definitely on my to-do list because I love these Starbucks bars!

    17 . Dec . 2012
  5. kitchen flavours

    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!

    18 . Dec . 2012
  6. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

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

    18 . Dec . 2012
    • kbelleicious

      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

      22 . Dec . 2012
  7. Shea Sayers

    I’ve never had those at Starbucks, but they sound delicious!! I love your addition of coffee extract too–coffee makes everything better 🙂

    18 . Dec . 2012
  8. jackie @ marin mama cooks

    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!

    18 . Dec . 2012
    • kbelleicious

      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!

      21 . Dec . 2012
  9. Asmita

    Gorgeous bars! I love your packaging too!

    18 . Dec . 2012
  10. Lena

    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!

    18 . Dec . 2012
  11. Erica

    OMGOSH! Those are beautiful! Can’t wait to try making these

    18 . Dec . 2012
    • kbelleicious

      Thanks Erica

      22 . Dec . 2012
  12. Malli

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

    18 . Dec . 2012
    • kbelleicious

      Thanks friend. I know with bakers like us it’s never too late to bake!

      22 . Dec . 2012
  13. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    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!!

    18 . Dec . 2012
    • kbelleicious

      Thanks Nami! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family

      21 . Dec . 2012
  14. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    Ohh, I love copy cat Stbux recipes and this looks perfect, now if I could just find a decent cranberry bliss bar??

    18 . Dec . 2012
    • kbelleicious

      Hey! It would be a pleasure to try and come up with a copy cat recipe for the bliss bar. Consider it done

      21 . Dec . 2012
  15. Roz

    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!!!!!


    19 . Dec . 2012
  16. Eva Taylor

    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?

    19 . Dec . 2012
  17. lindsay

    holy. schmoly. jessica, these are fabulous!! i hope you are doing well and i’m sure your boys are ready for santa!

    19 . Dec . 2012
  18. Balvinder

    I think we copy everything that we like in a restaurant or cafe. I love everything about this oatmeal fudge bars.

    19 . Dec . 2012
    • kbelleicious

      Thanks! That is one if my favorite parts about eating our. Getting ideas of how to do the dishes at home

      22 . Dec . 2012
  19. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    Okay now these just look amazing! Really want to make them soon!!

    19 . Dec . 2012
  20. Kankana

    Starbucks always manages to influence us .. don’t they 🙂 The fudge bar sounds lovely and I am sure taste equally GOOD!

    20 . Dec . 2012
    • kbelleicious

      Ha! They do don’t they! Well at least it’s a good influence at most:)

      21 . Dec . 2012
  21. Joanne

    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!

    20 . Dec . 2012
  22. val

    I love the new blog layout!! I LOVE OATMEAL FUDGE BARS.

    20 . Dec . 2012
    • kbelleicious

      Thanks Val! It’s great hearing from you

      21 . Dec . 2012
  23. Chloe & Sarah

    Hi! We have nominated Kitchen Belleicious for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award –
    Congratulations! You really deserve it!

    Have a great day,

    Chloe & Sarah

    20 . Dec . 2012
    • kbelleicious

      Oh thank u girls! I am honored! Headed over to check it out now

      21 . Dec . 2012
  24. Bree

    I love your cute wrapping and think this is a PERFECT present 🙂

    20 . Dec . 2012
  25. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    Well I have clearly been missing out since I’ve never even had the original version, these look amazing!

    20 . Dec . 2012
  26. Karen Xavier

    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…

    21 . Dec . 2012
    • kbelleicious

      Yes Karen! Oats are healthy! Just don’t at attention to all that chocolate! Lol! Have a great Christmas

      21 . Dec . 2012
  27. Kristy

    You have no idea how much I wish we were neighbors. These look better than Starbucks! Delicious. 🙂 Have a very Merry Christmas Jessica!

    21 . Dec . 2012
    • kbelleicious

      Just about as much as I wish we were neighbors! Lol!

      22 . Dec . 2012
  28. Jed Gray (sportsglutton)

    Fudge in bar form with oatmeal? Ya I’m down with that! 😉

    Hope you and yours have the happiest of Holidays Jessica!

    21 . Dec . 2012
  29. anthony stemke

    I, want to try these. they sound terrific. I love oatmeal, make oatmeal cookies a lot.

    Have a merry Christmas.

    22 . Dec . 2012
  30. daphne

    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.

    23 . Dec . 2012
  31. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    I am going to ‘steal’ this recipe! These fudge bars look fantastic!
    I wish you a wonderful holiday season!

    23 . Dec . 2012
  32. Karen (Back Road Journal)

    Whoever is lucky enough to receive some of your bars will be very happy, I’m sure. Have a wonderful Christmas.

    24 . Dec . 2012
  33. lena

    hi jessica, coming by again to wish you Merry christmas and may you be blessed with joy and love always!

    25 . Dec . 2012
  34. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    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!!

    26 . Dec . 2012
  35. Linda

    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!

    27 . Dec . 2012
  36. nancy at good food matters

    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.

    28 . Dec . 2012
  37. sonia

    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 !!!

    31 . Dec . 2012
  38. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    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.

    31 . Dec . 2012
  39. sara@domesticallychallenged

    Nah, they copied you. And I want to eat the whole pan, with my face in it. Ladylike and all.

    04 . Jan . 2013
  40. Stephanie SassyModernMom

    I have a feeling this could become a family fave 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    16 . Jan . 2013
  41. Biren @ Roti n Rice

    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

    28 . Jan . 2013
  42. Mackenzie

    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 🙂

    11 . Apr . 2013

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