Friday, February 26, 2010

Oatmeal Bars


These oatmeal bars are soft and chewy and full of deliciousness! The first time I baked these, the kids wouldn't even taste them because they had oatmeal in them. I finally convinced the kids to give them a try and they loved them. They even asked for another batch about a week later! If you are a chocolate lover, I recommend adding the chocolate chips, but they are fabulous both ways!

My stepmom gave me this recipe when I was looking for something different to bake at Christmastime. Thanks for sharing, Renee!

Oatmeal Bars

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
2 eggs
3 cups oatmeal
1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
Optional: 2 cups chocolate chips (I use semi-sweet)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In large mixer bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and sugar.
3. Add eggs, oatmeal, all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, and vanilla and mix well.
4. Stir in chocolate chips, if desired.
5. Spread evenly into greased 13x9 inch pan. (I spray Baker’s Joy into pan).
6. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn oven off and leave in for 3 more minutes. (It is done when edges begin to turn a little brown. Middle will be very soft until completely cooled).
7.  Cool completely before cutting into squares.




12 comments:

Fresh Local and Best said...

These oatmeal bars look and sounds absolutely delicious and comforting.

Natalie said...

love these! I made a similar recipe but substitute applesauce which changes the texture but healthifies them :) you just reminded me that i need to make those sometime soon!

Pam said...

Those look wonderful and I love oatmeal..the best! very nice girlie!

xoxo

Alison said...

Natalie, I'll have to try the applesauce version also! I'm trying really hard to eat healthier lately!

Genevieve said...

Mmmmm! I LOVE oatmeal! Totally trying these this weekend! Thx for the share!

The Cookie Girl said...

Hi Alison,
Thanks for stopping by today.
The Bars look so yummy. I love anything oatmel and sweet related. :)

Velva said...

I love the chewy texture of oatmeal. I would easily eat a couple with my morning cup of coffee.

Nice post!

Violet Vamp said...

These look yummy! Happy Sharefest!

Amethyst Moon said...

Yum!

Anne said...

Oh yum! These sound great!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Oatmeal in a bar sound perfect to me. And, yes, to the chocolate chips.

LisaDay said...

I knew if I searched, I would find the oatmeal bars you were referring to.

Yum. I love oatmeal.

Stopping by from SITS.

LisaDay

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