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Chocolate Chip Oat Bars Recipe

I love being productive. It’s wonderful all the things I can get done when I really put my mind to it. The only bad side effect? My days start to run together because I do so much. Needless to say, I thought for a moment that I’d actually forgotten about Tasty Tuesday.

Nope, I didn’t forget that, but I did forget that I’d promised to bring our fire department some treats today (along with several other friends of mine). Fortunately, one of them called me at 7 am to see if I could bring hers over for her.

After debating what to make – since I also wanted to go running at the gym after filling up my car with gas (the dummy light was on – oops!) and do a load of laundry before picking up the wee ones from summer school – I settled on a yummy bar cookie.

My husband insists they’re evaporating, but I don’t believe him. They are pretty darn good though!

How to Make Chocolate Chip Oat Bars


Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 9×13 pan.

Melt the butter in a large, heavy saucepan with the brown sugar. Remove from heat once melted and stir until fully dissolved. Add the vanilla and beaten eggs and mix until well combined (make sure you beat the eggs well before adding them!).

Add the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and oats. Mix well. Add the flour and stir gently until just mixed. The batter will still be somewhat soupy – that’s ok! Pour the batter into your greased pan. Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the batter.

Image shows chocolate chip oat bars baked.

Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes – until a tester comes out clean. Cut into squares and hope no one else sees them!

Image shows chocolate chip oat bars dough.

Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

These delicious bars are packed with wholesome rolled oats, get a touch of sweetness from brown sugar, and of course, are studded with pockets of rich chocolate chips. They're perfect for a quick breakfast on-the-go, a satisfying after-school snack, or a healthier alternative to dessert.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 24 bars
Calories: 264kcal
Author: Michelle

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 9×13 pan.
  • Melt the butter in a large, heavy saucepan with the brown sugar. Remove from heat once melted and stir until fully dissolved. Add the vanilla and beaten eggs and mix until well combined.
    2/3 cup unsalted butter, 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 2 eggs
  • Add the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and oats. Mix well. Add the flour and stir gently until just mixed. If you notice that the batter is soapy, that is completely fine.
    1 cup oats, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1 1/2 cups flour, Salt
  • Pour the batter into your greased pan. Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the batter.
    2 cups chocolate chips
  • Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes – until a tester comes out clean. Cut into squares and serve.

Notes

  • You can add up to 1/2 cup more chocolate chips for an extra chocolatey flavor.
  • For more tips and tricks, be sure to read the full article above.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 213IU | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg

This site uses an online source to provide nutrition estimates as a courtesy. If you need exact values, please calculate yourself.

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  1. Michelle says:

    Sherry – Isn't just about anything with chocolate delicious? 🙂

    Patty – Ummm I don't think it would make it to NYC, sorry! It's so easy to make though, promise.

    Chef Dennis – So could I. Sans the milk – I've never been a milk drinker, but mmmm!

    Hyacynth – Well, just one or two wouldn't be so bad, would it?

    Kelly – Don't just add it to the list; make it! 🙂

  2. septembermom says:

    Adding to my list…

  3. Hyacynth says:

    This would NOT be good for my diet. But my taste buds? Oh, I can hear them signing songs of praise already.

  4. Chef Dennis says:

    wow….those sound so very very good….I could use a few and a big glass of milk right now!

  5. nycgirl0501 says:

    Yummy! Can you please toss one in the mail to NYC? 😉

    Great recipe!

  6. Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet says:

    THis sounds delish! It has to be as it has chocolate! 😀

    Thank you for sharing!
    Sherry

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