Three Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars stacked on top of each other.
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Chocolate Chip Spiced Oat 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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Baking
Keyword bars, breakfast, chocolate chips
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 bars
Calories 270kcal
Author Erren @ Erren's Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose/plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda/bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 1⁄4 cups salted butter melted
  • 1 ½ cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1⁄4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

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