If you love ooey gooey chocolate chip oatmeal cookies and cookie dough, you are sure to shriek with delight when these finally cool down enough to be cut into bars. It is such an easy process since you don’t need to go the extra step of individually portioning each cookie out or repreparing your baking sheets for the next round because you mix the batter in one bowl, spread in a baking dish, and bake all at once. These are so irresistible you will find yourself going back for more and more!
One of my favorite kinds of cookies are oatmeal chocolate chip because I like the texture that oatmeal adds so I knew I had to make these when I saw this pop up in my Pinterest feed through Buns In My Oven . Not to mention, the ingredients are all things I keep on hand so there was no excuse not to give these a try.
At the fear of these being too soft or sweet, I thought to add some chopped nuts to add even more texture and flavor to the bite. I recalled enjoying brownies with walnuts so I thought that would be a fitting addition to the rich bar.
These may even be more versatile than chocolate chip cookies. I have used an 8 in. round cake pan and a 10 x 7 in. baking dish on the fly and it turns out great. I have tried a combination of semisweet and bittersweet chocolate chips, pecans, and coconut and they have all turned out delicious. It is really hard to go wrong with this dessert. You do want these to look slightly underdone to preserve the gooey factor so be sure to remove from the oven before bars get too dry.
Chocolate Chip Cookie BarsCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
1 ¼ cup old fashioned oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
10 tablespoons or 5 oz butter, melted
1 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips
½ cup chopped walnuts
¼ cup shredded coconut, optional
- Heat oven to 350F. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with non-stick spray.
- Excluding the chocolate chips and nuts, add all other ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until just combined.
- Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
- Spread batter into prepared baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs. Bars should look slightly underdone.
- Let cool for an hour before cutting bars.
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