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Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars

 
 
Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars
 
I didn’t know what to think when I was paging through my vintage church cookbook looking for something that a) sounded good and b) I had all the ingredients for. When I came across the recipe for these chocolate oatmeal cookie bars, I thought they would at least be edible, but I didn’t really know what to expect from the final product.

So off I went. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

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Add the egg and vanilla.

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Mix until combined.

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In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients and add to wet. Mix until combined and press into the bottom of a 9×13. All I have right now is a 10×13, so that’s what I used.

Melt 6oz of chocolate with the sweetened condensed milk and butter in a double boiler, stirring frequently, until melted.

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Pour over the cookie topping, and bake as directed.

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Here is the final product! I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t this. I will say that I was pleasantly surprised. It tasted to me similar to ‘no bake’ drop cookies, minus the peanut butter, and I LOVE no bake drop cookies, so it worked for me.

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Yum.

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Turns out these bars were some of my husband’s favorites. I hope they can be yours too.

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Oatmeal Chocolate cookie bars

Oatmeal Chocolate cookie bars

Yield: 12 bars
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

These Oatmeal Chocolate Cookie Bars are easy, delicious, and kind of surprising! Tastes similar to a no-bake cookie.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal, quick cooking
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Topping:

  • 14 oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 6 oz Milk Chocolate

Instructions

  1. Cream brown sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, and mix until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together dry ingredients. Slowly add in to wet ingredients and mix until combined. Press mixture into a 9x13 lined with parchment, non-stick foil, or well prepped with baking spray.
  3. Using a double boiler, or a pot with an inch of water and another glass or metal bowl on top of it. Simmer water underneath, and add condensed milk, chocolate, and butter to top bowl. Stir until melted and combined.
  4. Pour chocolate mixture over bars in prepped pan. Bake at 350 for 12-18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 428 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 57mg Sodium: 241mg Carbohydrates: 61g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 46g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 7g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!
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ElizaJane

Sunday 10th of November 2013

These seemed like a good bet, but I did not like the flavor of the bar or the topping. Actually through them away. Oh well.

Katti Scott

Sunday 29th of September 2013

did not come looking like in pix. Chocolate did not bake down into the oats. Just saying!

Nicole

Friday 4th of October 2013

Did you follow the directions exactly and make no substitutions? Do you have a photo of how they looked? I may be able to troubleshoot with you. I have had quite a few people make these and haven't heard this before.