Treat your family to these chocolate chip oatmeal bars.
My husband is a big fan of anything that contains oatmeal. He also has a sweet tooth, so combining one of his favorite tastes into a dessert for him is a no brainer. These chocolate chip oatmeal bars are rich and delicious and he LOVED them!
Chewy, chocolate-y goodness in every single bite! The dark chocolate chips add a decadent taste to the bars, so even a small serving will satisfy. They are crazy good!
I love making bars. The recipes are usually very forgiving, since you can often substitute what you have in your pantry for an ingredient in the recipe. They are also very easy to make, and taste just plain GOOD!
What is not to like about rolled oats, dark chocolate chips, and brown sugar mixed with a few other goodies into a delicious chewy bite of yummy?
Also, my kitchen is in a mess right now. My handy hubby is transforming my small pantry into a mini walk in version where I will actually be able to see what is in there instead of saying “I know I bought some of this last week but can’t find it now!” So he deserves one of his favorite sweet treats tonight. And I deserve an easy recipe that can be made in my messy kitchen without going nuts.
I started by combining my rolled oats, flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a bowl and whisking them together.
Next, I creamed the butter and sugars, and added the dry ingredients gradually to my stand mixer.
I limed a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with parchment paper to make removing the bars easier later and then added half of my batter and topped it with 1 cup of chocolate chips.
The last step is to spread the other half of the butter on the top and then bake it for 30 minutes. As an added treat, just as the bars came out of the oven, I pushed in a few more chocolate chips on top for a pretty effect.
We brought some store bought 7 layer bars to a BBQ the other night and my husband later told me “those weren’t as good as your layer bars.” So, homemade oatmeal chocolate chip bars here we come. I promised him that these chocolate chip oatmeal bars will be MUCH better than any you could buy in any store! Let’s see if I kept my promise…;-)
This combination of hearty oatmeal mixed with rich dark chocolate leaves me a bit weak in the knees, I have to admit. My main problem is not going back for seconds. Good thing they freeze well!
The oatmeal chocolate chip bars are super moist, very buttery, loaded with oats, chocolate and other bits of sweet indulgence. They are perfect for any busy weeknight and will be a hit at Pot luck dinners or tailgating events.
Are you looking for a special treat for your special someone this week? Why not try these amazing chocolate chip oatmeal bars. I guarantee you, they will thank you for it!
Want some more dessert inspiration? Have a look on my Sweet Endings board at Pinterest. There is something for all taste buds there!
- 1 cup of unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp of pure vanilla extract
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 ts[ baking powder
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 º F. Line a 9 x 13 in. pan with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together well the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each one.
- Stir in the vanilla extract.
- In a separate bowl, combine the sea salt, baking soda, baking powder, flour, and rolled oats. Whisk well. Gradually add this mixture to the wet ingredients.
- Fold in 1 cup of the chocolate chips, just until combined.
- Spread ½ of the mixture into the prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining cup of chocolate chips over the top.
- Place the remaining cookie mixture on top of chocolate and gently press. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting and store in an air tight container..
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