Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars
These tasty treats will keep you coming back for more! This is a great recipe to get the kids in the kitchen - they'll enjoy helping and love the results too!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 bars
- 2½ cups all-purpose/plain flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda/bicarbonate of soda
- 1¼ cups salted butter melted
- 1½ cups packed light-brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1¼ cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F/190C. Grease and flour a 9 x 12 baking pan
Sift the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg together into a large mixing bowl.
Add the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla, and rolled oats. Mix until combined. Fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips and spread evenly into the pan. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.
Bake 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, give the pan a little shake. If it jiggles in the middle, put the pan back in and try again every 5 minutes until there is no longer any jiggle.
Remove from the oven and let cool 10 minutes before cutting. Best served warm, but great cooled as well.
- For a more even look, use an offset spatula to spread the dough evenly into the pan.
- For a more professional looking slice cool the cookie bars completely before slicing. You can also chill in the refrigerator to fully set before slicing. Chilled bars cut cleaner.
- Use a ruler for your first slice to make the straightest possible cut.
- I recommend using a wooden spoon instead of a mixer in this recipe to avoid over mixing, which will result in a tougher bar.
Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.2mg