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posted: 09/26/18

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These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars are such an easy delicious recipe! Chewy, full of chocolate chips, and buttery soft, these chocolate chip cookie bars are the best dessert! Like thick and chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies but so much easier!

Close up photo of the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars with a small bite in them and a parchment paper underneath

Guys I have been upping my work out game. And . . . can I be real with you for a second? It is KILLING ME. I like to think that I’m good at simple things like, say, standing up, or you know? Wakling. But . . . Ummm, after increasing my work outs and adding in ridiculous nonsense like side planks and squat jump things that make want to die, I’m questioning those things.

But. If you make this recipe, you will understand exactly why I need to up my work out game. I think bar recipes might be my weakness. Of course I have also mentioned how buttercream frosting and muddy buddies are my weakness. And booze. I might have a lot of weaknesses.

Anyway! Bar Recipes.

The thing about bar recipes is that its really easy to keep eating sliver after sliver until the sliver that you have eaten is the whole pan.

Upped. Work. Out. Game.

Reader Review

These came out perfect! Not dry or too chewy, just as good (if not better) than cookies! I even used old fashioned oats and they weren’t dry.. So yummy! Thank you for sharing Lisa!

stack of the four oatmeal chocolate chip bars

These are the best oatmeal chocolate chip bars. They are just like your favorite oatmeal raising cookies. But better. Because they have chocolate not raisins and they are bars, and you don’t have to scoop cookies. See? Better. ????

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL BARS

  1. Combine the all purpose flour, baking soda, and cinnamon in one bowl.
  2. In a different bowl, beat the butter and sugars together.
  3. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  4. Add in the dry ingredients.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips and the oats.
  6. Bake in one pan, and enjoy!

Have I mentioned how much I love bar recipes? They are so much easier than cookies!

A stack of four Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars with square parchment paper pieces underneath each one. This most top bar on the stack has a small bite.

 

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR THESE CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL BARS

  • Make sure your butter is room temperature. You should be able to push a finger in a little and dent it but not all the way through. Cut it up in one inch pieces and leave it on the counter for a half hour to make this happen sooner.
  • To measure the flour, scoop the flour into the measuring cup and level it off. This will help you avoid over measuring the flour.
  • Use room temperature eggs. To make this happen quickly, put the eggs in luke warm water for a few minutes.
  • Make sure your baking soda is fresh by adding a little to some vinegar and making sure it bubbles right away.
overhead view of chocolate chip oatmeal bar

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4.85 from 58 votes

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

Serves: 24
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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars are such an easy delicious recipe!  Chewy, full of chocolate chips, and buttery soft, these chocolate chip cookie bars are the best dessert!  Like thick and chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies but so much easier!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick cook oats (old fashioned oats will work here as well)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the all purpose flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs on at a time and then the vanilla extract.
  • Add the dry ingredients. Beat on low until integrated, then increase the speed until the dry ingredients are just combined.
  • Gently stir in the oats and the chocolate chips.  Press the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.  Allow the bars to cool, then cut and enjoy. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. Shabu manissery says

    It is looking very attrative How much period it shelf life?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Two weeks in an airtight container!

  2. Marlee says

    5 stars
    These are moist, tender, and delicious! I made adjustments to fit taste and dietary restrictions for the ladies I made them for.
    – Gluten free flour
    – added 4 crushed granola bars
    -1/2 batch mixed in 1 cup chocolate chips and other 1/2 mixed in 1 cup peanut butter chips, still baked in the same pan side by side.

    Some people mentioned they used less oats, I did not, I used exactly the recipe amount.

    DELICIOUS! I’ll definitely make them again!

  3. Mary Ellen Longley says

    5 stars
    I just made these chocolate chip oatmeal bars and they are delicious! Easy to make and such great flavor! I had to try them while still warm, couldn’t wait for them to cool. 😊

    • Lisa Longley says

      So glad you liked them, Mary!

  4. Mrs Cookie says

    My daughter requests oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for lactation. I’m trying different versions – for her snd for me!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you both enjoy these!

  5. Susie says

    They just needed a little “oomph”. Kind of just ok. I followed the recipe, but they just needed maybe more chocolate chips. Took them to a party but wasn’t thrilled.

  6. Gloria says

    Can you use white chips instead of chocolate chips for this recipe?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Absolutely!

  7. Cyr says

    I made these as instructed but they came out dry. My oven may be hotter than it states. I also used a pan (metal) since that was what the recipe indicated. I watched the video after I made them and a dish was used. Heat is conducted differently in a glass dish.
    I may try again not cooking for the full 25 minutes. In my experience recipes similar to this aren’t usually baked in a dish.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’ve had good luck with these in both a metal baking dish and a glass baking dish. I’m sorry that they didn’t turn out for you. And I agree that some ovens run hotter and it’s great to start checking on the recipe as soon as you can smell it.

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