Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars and 17 Chocolate Chip Recipes for National Chocolate Chip Day

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars and 17 Chocolate Chip Recipes for National Chocolate Chip Day
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are a favorite of mine. The combination of the hearty oats mixed with sweet milk chocolate leaves me a bit weak in the knees, I have to admit.  I have been using my moms classic recipe for years (see it here). I love it to the moon and back, not just because the cookies are soft, moist and delightful but because my mom made them a lot when I was a kid…and what can I say other than she is super amazing and wonderful and they remind me of her. There you have it.

I have been on a search lately for a bar version of this recipe, because who doesn’t love the ease of making a whole pan of cookies without all the individual scooping and baking and tending, yes? This particular recipe I brought along to share with you today, is crazy good guys. CCRRRRRazy, truly. The bars are super moist, buttery, loaded with oats, chocolate and sweet wonderment.

They would be fabulous to pack in lunches, to take to a picnic, to make for a sunday night treat, as a gift for your neighbor or school teacher…or any other event you can possibly dream of.

They are dreamy, after all.

Hope some of you get a chance to make them! Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars Jamie Cooks It Up!

Let me show you how to make it happen…

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1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Into your stand mixer or large mixing bowl place 2 C flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Toss them together with a fork to combine.

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3. Grab 2 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats and add them to the mixing bowl.

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4. Add 1 1/2 C brown sugar and toss everything together to mix.

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5. Melt 1 1/4 C butter and pour it into the bowl. Mix for one minute.
6. Add 2 eggs and 1 Tb vanilla.

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7. Mix until the dough has combined. It will be crumbly.

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8. Add 2 1/2 C chocolate chips. I used milk chocolate, but semi sweet, butterscotch or cinnamon chips would also be fabulous.

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Mix the chips in.

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9. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and press the dough into it.

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10. Bake for 20 minutes. Stick a butter knife or toothpick into the center. When it comes out clean the bars are done. Don’t worry if they look a little bit underdone. They should. 🙂 This will help them stay nice and moist.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars from Jamie Cooks It Up!

10. Allow them to cool completely and then cut into bars, or eat them warm from the pan. Whatever suits your fancy.

Here’s the handy printable…

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 16 bars

Ingredients

2 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 1/2 C old fashioned oats
1 1/2 C brown sugar
1 1/4 C butter, melted
2 eggs
1 Tb vanilla
2 1/2 C milk chocolate chips

Instructions

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Into your stand mixer or large mixing bowl place 2 C flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Toss them together with a fork to combine.
3. Grab 2 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats and add them to the mixing bowl.
4. Add 1 1/2 C brown sugar and toss everything together to mix.
5. Melt 1 1/4 C butter and pour it into the bowl. Mix for one minute.
6. Add 2 eggs and 1 Tb vanilla.
7. Mix until the dough has combined. It will be crumbly.
8. Add 2 1/2 C chocolate chips. I used milk chocolate, but semi sweet, butterscotch or cinnamon chips would also be fabulous. Mix the chips in.
9. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and press the dough into it.
10. Bake for 20 minutes. Stick a butter knife or toothpick into the center. When it comes out clean the bars are done. Don't worry if they look a little bit underdone. They should. 🙂 This will help them stay nice and moist.
11. Allow them to cool completely and then cut into bars, or eat them warm from the pan...whatever suits your fancy.
http://jamiecooksitup.net/2015/05/chewy-chocolate-chip-oatmeal-bars-and-17-chocolate-chip-recipes-for-national-chocolate-chip-day/

Recipe adapted from Buns in My Oven

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Today is national Chocolate Chip Day! To celebrate several of my food blogging friends and I have joined forces to bring you 17 Chocolate Chip recipes. They look fantastic, don’t they! Here are the links to the pictured recipes…

 Gluten Free Cookie Dough Blizzard from Tried and Tasty
Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake from Creations by Kara
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes from Cupcake Diaries
Light Berry Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Bars from Happy Food Healthy Life
Vanishing Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from Real Mom Kitchen
Chocolate Chip Bagels from Ashlee Marie Cakes
Butter Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies from Butter with a Side of Bread
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream from Like Mother Like Daughter

A few more chocolate chip recipes from Jamie Cooks It Up!, to bring the grand total to 17.

Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Chili’s Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie
Chocolate Chip Cookie Smore Bars
Easy Caramel Smore Bars
Oreo Turtle Bars
Magic Seven Layer Bars
Mint and Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Have a great day, all. Thanks so much for dropping by. 🙂

 



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21 Comments

  1. 1
    Kerre
    May 3, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Just put a batch into the oven, can’t wait for the 20mins to be up! No sticky batter here but I also had old fashion oats! YUMMYY!!!

  2. 2
    Missy
    May 6, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    I used old fashioned oats and my dough was sticky so it’s not the oats that is the difference….

  3. 3
    June 2, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    I just made these, and ate so much with a few glasses of milk, they are soo delicious!! So what if the batter is sticky, the baked result is what matters. The whole batch just might be gone today! Yummy!!

  4. 4
    Glenda
    September 1, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    I made these dessert bars according to the recipe for a catering, and they came out very aesthetically pleasing and so delicious. They were easy to cut and get out of the pan and also they were easy to arrange on a dessert tray for catering, which is always a plus. I read the reviews before I tried the recipe. I will definitely use this recipe again!

  5. 5
    Chandra
    September 27, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Wondering, as I read the recipe, about using softened butter instead of melted…
    Perhaps that affects the consistency.

  6. 6
    Jen
    October 8, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Can you use quick oats?

  7. 7
    Julia
    October 23, 2017 at 8:10 am

    This is a keeper! Like everyone else, I thought, there can’t possibly be that much butter, can there? But there can! They turned out yummy! The oats were kind of hard when they first came out of the oven, but they softened up overnight (everyone softens up after two and a half sticks of butter).

  8. 8
    October 28, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    chips instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips? What about white chocolate chips? How were they? Better, not as good, or about the same? sne tried milk cho

  9. 9
    Pam
    November 19, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    I made these with the milk chocolate chips. Everyone loved them and can’t wait to make them too. Would like to try making them with dark chocolate chips next time.

  10. 10
    December 7, 2017 at 2:12 am

    These are one of my family’s favorite deserts/snacks. Thank you for posting.

  11. 11
    Daphne
    December 20, 2017 at 4:35 am

    Did you use unsalted butter?

    • 12
      Ruth C
      April 25, 2018 at 3:02 pm

      Yes! Usually When baking you always use unsalted butter, unless otherwise specified. The salt reacts with the baking soda, so you don’t want to use too much salt by using salted butter. Best of luck!

  12. 13
    Kyla
    December 29, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    I am making these now! I threw in some peanut butter chips, with milk chocolate chips! Can’t wait for to taste them!!!

  13. 14
    Drew
    February 9, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    I bake for more than 20 minutes the center is always raw. I have a brand new oven, it’s been checked for temperature, I end up having to bake these more than 30 minutes..

    Great recipe, though, just needs baking tweaks! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

    • 15
      Laura
      May 9, 2018 at 7:37 pm

      Do you have a conventional bake option? It will bake evenly and I do find that at times you can go a little less or have to go a little more in time

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    Patricia
    February 25, 2018 at 7:54 am

    I tried these and they turned out scrumptious. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips with a handful of butterscotch chips. I had to bake them 5 to 7 minutes longer. When they were still a bit warm, I put holes in it and then uses caramel sauce drizzles over the top to soak into the holes. My husband raved all night about how delicious they are.

    • 17
      Jamie
      March 2, 2018 at 6:28 am

      Patricia,
      Wow! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us.
      Best,
      ~Jamie

  15. 18
    Gina
    March 24, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    These sound great but I want to make regualar cookies instead of bar cookies. Do I need to adjust the recipe at all?

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    Ruth C
    April 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    I have made these oatmeal bars to many times to count and they are always a hit and turn out delicious every. Single. Time. I substitute coconut sugar and add unsweetened coconut. I always use dark choc chips as well. The dough has always been more gooey for me, but come out awesome every time. They are so good right out of the oven, but I actually prefer them a day later once they have settled.

  17. 21
    Laura
    May 9, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Just made the recipe tonight. My dough was sticky and definitely thought initially too much butter (2 1/2 sticks equals 1 1/4 cups). I added some coconut flakes to one half and baked it for 25 minuets using my conventional bake feature. Texture was right on point and the cocunut added a great touch!

    Brining it to work for weekly snack day tomorrow:)

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