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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

Stephanie Gallagher
If oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and brownies got married, their offspring would be these oatmeal chocolate chip bars. Chewy like a homemade granola bar, these oatmeal cookie bars make a great snack, picnic food or bake sale recipe.

Coconut oil gives these bars their soft and tender texture, but feel free to use shortening if you prefer.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 36 oatmeal cookie bars


  • 1 cup virgin coconut oil (or shortening)
  • 3/4 cup firmly-packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. molasses
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats (quick-cooking oatmeal or regular oatmeal, not instant)
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup unsweetened or sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish, or spray with cooking spray.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat coconut oil and sugars together with an electric mixer (compare prices) until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then molasses and vanilla extract.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to the wet ingredients, beating on low speed until just incorporated. Do not overmix.

  4. Stir in oats, chocolate chips, coconut flakes and walnuts. Transfer batter to prepared pan, and smooth with a spatula so it is evenly distributed.

  5. Bake oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars 30-34 minutes, until a knife inserted two inches from the center comes out clean.

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