Oatmeal Bar Cookie Recipe

by Merissa on February 6, 2017

in Recipes, Uncategorized

Sometimes one just needs a little treat to get you through the afternoon and this chewy Oatmeal Bar Cookie recipe with a hint of chocolate is perfect!

Oatmeal Bar Cookie Recipe

Sometimes, one just needs to make a little treat to get them through the day. My hubby loves to have a granola bar for an afternoon snack, but of course, the ones from the grocery store are fairly expensive and have a few too many ingredients that I can't pronounce. I've made plenty of homemade granola bars of course, our favorite being these Crunchy Granola Bars.

But even homemade Granola Bars take a little extra time and effort to bake. You have to make them, bake them, cool them, cut them, etc. And sometimes after all that, they simply fall apart! This Oatmeal Bar Cookie recipe has the essence of a delicious granola bar, but is baked in a soft, chewy cookie bar form instead. You are going to love them!

Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Oatmeal Bar Cookie Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

In a large bowl, combine the sugars and butter and beat until creamy. Add in eggs and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and remaining ingredients, and combine well.

Pour half of the mixture into a greased 9x13 baking pan. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top. Pat the remaining batter on top of the chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until oatmeal cookie bars are browned. Cool, cut, and serve.

Oatmeal Bars

Store the Oatmeal Bar Cookie pieces in the fridge in an airtight container, or freeze them if you want to enjoy them at a later date. This recipe freezes very well so it's a great one to make ahead of time and pull out to serve when you need it!

Will you give this Oatmeal Bar Cookie recipe a try? Do you like making make-ahead/freezer desserts?


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1 Teresa February 6, 2017 at 3:09 pm

Wow, these look amazing. I love how the chips are nestled in the middle instead of mixed in the batter. I am definitely making these this week. Curious why they would need to be stored in the fridge. I would have stored them on the counter airtight?


2 Merissa February 9, 2017 at 6:48 pm

I have this thing about storing foods made with butter in the fridge…it’s just me being over-cautious I’m sure πŸ™‚ Store as you feel comfortable!


3 Teresa February 6, 2017 at 3:58 pm

Merissa, I also noticed that the instructions do not list to add the butter or oatmeal, although it is obvious to me…in case you want to correct? Also, I assume you used the old-fashioned oats (not quick)? Thanks again.


4 Merissa February 9, 2017 at 6:46 pm

We were having some issues with the site earlier. You may just want to clear your cookies and try again πŸ™‚ And yes, old fashioned oats in this recipe.


5 Sandy February 9, 2017 at 10:25 am

Please read and correct this recipe. I’m Inc the middle of making it and several ingredients are missing in the directions


6 Merissa February 9, 2017 at 6:46 pm

We were having some issues with the site earlier. You may just want to clear your cookies and try again πŸ™‚


7 Sandy February 10, 2017 at 11:25 am

Thank you. I checked and it’s better now. I was able to figure it out but figured you would want to know. They will be eaten tonight.


8 Patricia Panuccio February 10, 2017 at 11:04 am

I’m thinking of scoop of ice cream on top.


9 Dawn February 10, 2017 at 11:39 pm

Thank you for the delicious recipe. I love your book. I made one thing so far. I plan on making some more recipes. Thank you for all you do. Dawn


10 Leslie February 12, 2017 at 8:37 pm

Merissa, I can imagine your mixed feelings about your son’s fifth birthday. It does go by so quickly. I look forward to trying this recipe. And your photographs are wonderful. I plan to buy oats tomorrow and make these for my students vor Valentine’s Day. Thanks!


11 mary jo swalwell February 13, 2017 at 1:10 am

I love your recipes. I just made more of your brownie. I will just have to freeze the oatmeal bars. I could.give a few away. Maryjogoandgo


12 Charlotte Burkholder April 18, 2017 at 8:18 am

These look yummy! Visiting from #tastytuesdays


13 Cindy April 18, 2017 at 10:26 pm

Definatly will make these SOON for my grandson ,husband and Dad ! Thanks ! These look delicious !!!


14 Merissa April 19, 2017 at 6:26 am

No problem, I hope they all enjoy the recipe1


15 Helene April 19, 2017 at 7:28 am

I need to make dozen of make and freeze cookies for an upcoming event. We might have to try these!


16 Sandra Garth April 20, 2017 at 8:52 am

No need to freeze them they won’t last long! Hubby says he doesn’t like sweets so these little lovelies will be mine all mine.


17 Merissa April 20, 2017 at 9:02 am

Lucky you! πŸ™‚


18 Roseann Hampton April 20, 2017 at 7:55 pm

These look really gooey! Can’t wait to try!


19 Maisy April 21, 2017 at 7:33 am

Yummm, those look so scrumptious! Can you send some my way please?! πŸ™‚

Thank you for sharing at the Friday Favorites linky party!



20 Lynn Spencer April 22, 2017 at 5:48 am

These look delicious. Going to pin them for my cheat day!


21 Jess April 22, 2017 at 4:13 pm

I bet these are AMAZING! PINNED! πŸ™‚

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks.

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


22 Gentle Joy Homemaker April 22, 2017 at 4:52 pm

These look delicious… I like how they look so chewy and moist inside and a bit crispy on the outside. Yum. πŸ™‚


23 Sara April 22, 2017 at 11:34 pm

This recipe looks amazing…saving it for later. Thanks for linking up at the Home Matters Link Party! We hope to see you again next week:) #HomeMattersParty


24 Michelle April 23, 2017 at 7:49 am

Oh yummi-licousness. I could so gobble these up for breakfast, lunch and pudding after dinner πŸ˜‰


25 Ariel April 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

OMG, this looks SO good! Saving it so I might be able to try it out later!


26 Miz Helen April 25, 2017 at 10:12 am

We will love these cookies! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen


27 Amanda April 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm

These look so scrumptious & I can’t wait to try them! Thanks for joining the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesday last week, if you haven’t already don’t forget to link up this week!


28 Theresa April 27, 2017 at 1:40 pm

Yummy looking bar cookies. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared.


29 Erlene April 29, 2017 at 12:21 am

Hey, I have all these ingredients in my pantry πŸ™‚ I may have to make these this weekend as we’re looking for something to bake. Thanks for sharing this on Merry Monday!


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