Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Chocolate chip oatmeal bars are fast and easy to make. Think of them as thick chewy cookies that are less hassle to bake!

stack of chocolate chip oatmeal bars

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars are the lazy man’s chocolate chip cookie, and that’s ok by me.

Seriously though, instead of scooping out each individual cookie, you can just spread this cookie dough into the baking dish.

Thick chewy chocolate chip oatmeal bars, in a fraction of the time.

If you like bars, have you tried my heavenly applesauce bars recipe?

oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars on white platters with oats

How to know when bars are done

These cookie bars will be golden but slightly jiggly right out of the oven, but don’t worry! They set up as they cool, making that thick chewy bar keep it’s moisture.

If the bars are dry after they’ve cooled, then they were over baked!

oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars on white platter

How to keep bars from drying out

As soon as the bars are cooled completely, store the bars in an air tight container to keep the moisture in the chocolate chip oatmeal bars.

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Can these be made Gluten Free?

Yes, these chocolate chip oatmeal bars can be made with Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Baking 1-to-1 Flour in place of regular flour with perfect results.

Can these be made Dairy Free?

Yes, substitute the butter with coconut oil. Make sure to use dairy free chocolate chips.

Need more gluten free recipes? Check out my gluten free & dairy free chocolate chip cookies recipe here.

Or my gluten free & dairy free applesauce bars.

How to make chocolate chip oatmeal bars

oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars visual steps with raw dough, adding oats, adding chocolate chips, putting in pan, baking

  1. Mix the butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla together.
  2. Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
  3. Add oats and mix well.
  4. Hand stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Spread evenly throughout a 9×13 greased baking dish.
  6. Bake at 350F for 25 minutes until golden on top and slightly jiggly.
  7. Cool completely on cooling rack. Slice into bars and serve!

 oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars in baking dish

oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars with bite taken 

stack of chocolate chip oatmeal bars

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Yield: 24 bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

These chewy chocolate chip oatmeal bars are fast and easy to make! Think of them as thick chewy cookies that are less hassle to bake!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat butter until creamy. Add sugar, brown sugar and beat until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix again.
  3. In a medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix dry ingredients together.
  4. Gradually add dry ingredients into the batter until well blended.
  5. Add oats and mix until well combined.
  6. Add chocolate chips and stir into batter well.
  7. Spoon batter into prepared baking dish. Using a spatula, gently press down the dough towards all of the edges and level off the dough evenly on top.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars will be slightly jiggly when you remove from the oven, that's ok. They will continue to cook as they cool. If you over-bake them, they will be dry.
  9. Place baking dish on a cooling rack to cool completely (or wait about 10 minutes to cool if you must eat them hot out of the oven...I don't blame you one bit if you do).
  10. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Notes

Substitutions:

For gluten free, replace flour with Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Baking 1-to-1 Flour. Make sure to use gluten free old fashioned oats as well.

For dairy free, use coconut oil in place of butter and use dairy free chocolate chips.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 165mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 3g

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4 Comments

  1. These were delicious! I did a gf version and ended up needing to bake longer than the suggested time but turned out so yummy!

    1. So glad you enjoyed them! They will feel a little wobbly when taken out of the oven and continue to firm up as it cools.

  2. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh these were so yummy. I made them gluten free. I’m not letting my self make more because I could NOT stop eating them!

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