Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Do you love oatmeal cookies and oatmeal bars? You’re going to go nuts for these oatmeal chocolate chip bars! They are soft and chewy and full of melty chocolate! You’ll love these easy dessert bars!

Super chewy and gooey oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars!

You know those old cookbooks that you find at garage sales and thrift shops? The ones that all the little old ladies at church contributed to? Yeah, those.

They’re the best.

Although, one time I found a recipe that called for sugar, vanilla, cool whip, aaaaaaand a brick of Velveeta cheese.

Super chewy and gooey oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars!

Look, you can do what you want. It’s your life. If you want to put velveeta and cool whip and sugar in one dish and call it good, then who am I to judge?

(I’m judging. I’m judging so hard.)

So, clearly, sometimes you have to skip a few of the recipes in the church fundraising cookbooks. But, mostly? Mostly you’re going to find tried and true family favorites. That’s why I love those books so much!

Super chewy and gooey oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars!

I found a recipe for the perfect oatmeal cookies in one such book and I’ve held on to it for years. And years and years.

I didn’t want to make oatmeal cookies today, though. I wanted to make oatmeal bars! And, so I did. I loaded them up with a whole bag full of chocolate chips, because the more the better! You could use raisins and add a little cinnamon to the batter, but then you’d be a bad person who prefers wrinkly fruit over melty chocolate and we couldn’t be friends anymore.

Super chewy and gooey oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars!

Sooooo, anyway. What I’m saying is, don’t miss out on these oatmeal chocolate chip bars! They’re thick, they’re soft, they’re chewy, they’re gooey, they’re melty, they’re basically all the good things you want in an oatmeal cookie.

But, aside from all that, they’re totally simple to prepare! No waiting for the butter to soften. No chilling the dough. No weirdo ingredients. Just easy, classic oatmeal cookies in bar form. Git ya some.

Super chewy and gooey oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars!

Super chewy and gooey oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars!
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Servings: 16 bars
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: back to school, easy bar recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Calories: 434 kcal

Do you love oatmeal cookies and oatmeal bars? You're going to go nuts for these oatmeal chocolate chip bars! They are soft and chewy and full of melty chocolate! You'll love these easy dessert bars!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups butter melted (and browned, if you like)
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips or any variety

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Add everything but the chocolate chips to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until just combined.
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Spread the batter into the baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes or until a tester comes out with just a few moist crumbs. Bars should look slightly underdone.
  5. Let cool 1 hour before cutting into bars.
Nutrition Facts
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 434 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 371mg 15%
Potassium 102mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 34g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 10.5%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 6%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on bunsinmyoven.com should only be used as a general guideline.