A super delicious no-bake dessert – these chocolate fudge oat bars are the perfect treat to make on a hot summer day when you’re craving something sweet, but don’t fancy ice cream.

Chocolate Fudge Oat Bars

I do love a good no-bake recipe, especially during summer when it’s too hot to turn the oven on. The last thing you want to do on a scorching hot day is to add even more heat by turning on the oven.

These no-bake chocolate fudge oat bars are the perfect, no fuss, quick and easy treat that takes no time to prepare. Meaning you can spend more time out in the sun taking advantage of the lovely weather while it lasts. Because let’s face it, UK isn’t exactly known for its long, perfect summers. 

Chocolate Fudge Oat Bars

This is yet another recipe of mine that features tahini. I just can’t get enough of the stuff. I loved it way before it ever became cool and trendy on social media. I literally grew up eating it in desserts, condiments, but more often for breakfast. It’s such a versatile and nutritious ingredient. You can expect to see a lot more tahini recipes from me in the future because I will never grow bored of it nor will I stop experimenting and creating new recipes with it! 

This recipe is pretty basic and only calls for a handful of ingredients. All you need it two bowls – one for the oat mixture and another for the chocolate tahini centre. It’s literally a case of mixing stuff in a bowl and refrigerating it to set. It’s a real fail proof recipe that anyone can make. Even those with zero cooking and/or dessert making experience. It’s also a fun one to get the kids involved with πŸ˜€ 

Chocolate Tahini Oat Bars

Why you should make these chocolate fudge oat bars:

  • They’re vegan 
  • Dairy-free
  • No-bake
  • Only call for a few ingredients
  • Healthier than your average dessert
  • And so delicious! 


Chocolate Fudge Oat Bars

Chocolate Fudge Oat Bars - a 2 ingredient fudge centre sandwiched between 2 oaty layers. They're no-bake, vegan & gluten-free!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 16
Calories 228 kcal


  • 155 g rolled oats*
  • 110 g ground oats/oat flour**
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom*
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 120 ml coconut oil, melted
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 140 g dark chocolate
  • 120 ml tahini***
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


  • Mix the oats, oat flour, salt and cardamom in a bowl, then pour in the coconut oil and maple syrup
  • Press 2/3 of the mixture into a 7” square tin lined with parchment paper (or you can use an 8” round tin).
  • Place in the freezer for 15 minutes. In the meantime prepare the chocolate filling.
  • Break up the chocolate into a heatproof dishΒ and add inΒ the tahini and maple syrup. You can either melt it over a pan of boiling water or in the microwave.
  • Pour the mixture over the oat base, then sprinkle over the remaining 1/3 of the oat mixture
  • Return to the freezer for 30-60 minutes.


* You can use gluten-free oats if necessary.
** Plain oats blended into a flour in the food processor.
*** Nut butters will also work.


Calories: 228kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 0.3mgSodium: 6mgPotassium: 167mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 2mg
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