These delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars are thick, soft and chewy. This dessert has all the great taste of a cookie made into a bar form. Easy to make and great for a crowd.
Can you believe it’s time for back to school already? I know some of the Southern states have already returned to school. My kids begrudgingly return to school at the end of the month.
My church has a huge end of Summer outdoor party called Last Blast. Everyone is asked to bring a dessert and they literally have table after table of desserts. I’ve decided to make these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars for this event.
My inspiration for this dessert came from the i am baker site and tastes better from scratch site. When I go to make a recipe, I usually pull up at least three recipes of the dessert I want to make. I then trial the recipes and figure out which one has the best taste. In this case, the recipes from these two sites were identical so I’ll give them both credit.
This recipe is so good, I barely even needed to tweak it. I cut down the salt a wee bit more and I actually cut down the chocolate chips by a 1/4 cup. I found two cups for this recipe just seemed too much.
Here’s how to make this recipe:
In a large bowl, add in the butter and both sugars. Blend with an electric mixer on medium speed for at least 3 minutes.
Add the eggs, one at a time. Blend until well combined. Add in vanilla extract and blend until combined.
Add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Blend with electric mixer on medium-low speed just until ingredients are combined.
Add in old-fashioned rolled oats and blend with electric mixer just until combined. Batter will be sticky at this time.
Fold in 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips.
Spread batter into a greased or parchment-lined 9 x 13 inch baking pan. The batter is thick and sticky and will take a few minutes to evenly spread through the pan.
Sprinkle remaining 1/4 up of semisweet chocolate chips on top of batter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 22 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. (I left mine in the oven for 23 minutes) Remove pan to wire rack to cool.
Allow at least 10 to 15 minutes to cool before cutting into squares. These bars taste so good served warm! I like to cut about a half inch of the borders off of on each side before cutting into bars, but this is strictly just preference. (I save the crispier edges for us to pick at)
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs, room temp
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease or line 9 x 13 inch pan with parchment paper.
2. In large bowl, add in butter and both sugars. Blend with electric mixer on medium speed for at least 3 minutes.
3. Add in eggs, one at a time. Blend until combined. Add in vanilla extract. Blend until combined.
4. Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Blend on medium-low speed just until ingredients are combined. Don’t over mix.
5. Add in rolled oats and blend just until combined. Batter will be sticky.
6. Fold in 1 1/2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips.
7. Spread batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips on top of batter. Gently press into batter if needed. Bake at 350 degrees F for 22 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
8. Remove pan to wire rack to cool for at least 10 to 15 minutes. Cut into squares and store in airtight container.
Recipe inspired from tastes better from scratch and i am baker