Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Chewy Oatmeal-Chip Bars

Ooey, gooey goodness.  These are so delicious and there is just a touch of cinnamon & nutmeg that add so much to the taste.  Wonderful smells coming from my oven this afternoon!!  Serve with a glass of milk for a yummy after school snack!

Chewy Oatmeal-Chip Bars

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
Dash salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups quick-cooking or old fashioned oats (not instant)
1 12-ounce package chocolate chips

Adjust rack to center position of oven and preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 9x13 pan with aluminum foil, shiny side up, pressing out as many creases as possible and grease foil. In small bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, pressing out any lumps with the back of a spoon.

In large bowl, preferably by hand with a large spoon, cream softened butter, both sugars, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs until creamy. Add mixed dry ingredients and incorporate them. Stir in oats and chips, blending until they are evenly distributed.

Place dough in pan and spread as evenly as possible.

Bake 18 to 23 minutes (at 375) or until golden brown on top.

Cool completely so they don't fall apart, then cut and store in an airtight container.


  1. i think i might like this blog crisa

  2. Oh - Thank you! You are my first ever comment! Have a great day and I hope you keep enjoying the blog!!

  3. Yup, Pretty sure I'm trying all of your recipes! I added butterscotch chips to this one as I didn't have many choc chips left!