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Video:No-Bake Chocolate Candy With Oats Recipe

with Elizabeth LaBau

This no-bake chocolate treat is like a cross between a candy and a bar cookie! Watch this video to make this no-bake chocolate oat candy where chewy oats, marshmallows, and chocolate combine to form a quick and easy dessert.See Transcript

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Transcript:No-Bake Chocolate Candy With Oats Recipe

Hi, I'm Elizabeth LaBau with About.com. Today i'm going to show you how to make a no-bake chocolate oatmeal candy using a recipe from About.com's Southern Food site. This recipe is sort of half candy - half bar cookie and entirely delicious.

To Make This No-Bake Chocolate Candy Recipe, You Will Need:

  • 3 cups (5 oz) miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup (6 oz) chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup butter2 cups rolled oats
  • 1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
Melt Chocolate and Other Ingredients Until Completely Smooth
Cover an 8-inch square pan with foil and spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray. Set the pan aside for a moment. Combine the butter, the miniature marshmallows, and the chocolate chips in a medium saucepan. Place the pan over medium-low heat to melt the ingredients together.Stir frequently so that the candy doesn't scorch on the bottom. You will first see the butter melt, then the chocolate. The marshmallows will take several minutes to melt completely, so just make sure that you're stirring consistently during this time.When it is finished the mixture will be smooth and shiny.

Add the Oats to the Chocolate Melt and Refrigerate the Candy

After everything is completely melted, remove the pan from the heat and add the oats and the vanilla extract. Stir until the oats are coated with chocolate. Scrape the candy into the prepared pan. Smooth it into an even layer with a spoon or a spatula.While the candy is still wet, sprinkle the top with the chopped pecans and press down gently to get them to adhere. Refrigerate the candy until it is thoroughly set, about 1 hour.

Once it's set, take the candy from the pan and remove the foil backing. Cut it into small squares to serve. This no-bake candy keeps well for up to a week in an airtight container, and it makes a great portable treat.

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