Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Quick Oats
Amish Oatmeal Chocolate Chip bars are easy and quick to make.
Sometimes I want chocolate chip cookies, but I don't have a lot of time to bake them, or I don't feel like taking the time to bake them. Cookies can be time-consuming since you have to scoop and bake them in batches. So cookie bars are the perfect alternative.
What I love about these bars is that they are so fast to make, and they taste just like a cookie.
Just mix them, spread the dough onto a cookie sheet, pop it into the oven, set the timer, and you can move on to your next project.
Baked Oatmeal Bars with Chocolate Chips
Baking is one of my favorite hobbies. It's so much fun to create delicious food. And I think it would be fun to run a bakery/deli/coffee shop someday. But I don't know if that will ever happen.
So for now, I have fun baking for my family. And with six of us in the house, it sure doesn't take long for food to disappear.
Whenever I bake cookies or bars, I usually make a large batch and put some in the freezer. It keeps them fresh, and I also have hopes that maybe they won't all get eaten as quickly if they're not sitting out where everyone sees them. 🙂
Most of the Amish Eat Lots of Desserts
I don't know if the Amish eat more dessert than a lot of other people. But I do know that Amish women do a lot of baking. And most of them know how to make good food.
Amish women are stay-at-home moms, and they are always busy. Most of them have large families and cook three meals a day. So they spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
And it seems to me like most Amish men tend to love their meat and potatoes, and they love their sweets.
The women will always try to cook and bake to please their husbands. So if the man likes to have dessert with his meal, his wife will probably try to make sure she has dessert for him.
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How to Make Chocolate Chip Oat Bars
Making these chewy oatmeal cookie bars is super easy. Especially if you have a large Kitchen-Aid mixer. Combine the sugars, oil, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla in your mixing bowl. Mix well with the paddle attachment until creamy.
In a separate bowl, whisk together your flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, oats, and chocolate chips. Stir together the wet and dry ingredients until combined.
Spread the dough onto a 13 x 18" sheet pan (a half-sheet pan, not a jelly-roll pan). Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Do not overbake, as overbaking always leads to dry baked goods.
Cool and cut into squares. Enjoy the best oatmeal chocolate chip bars! They are so moist and delicious!
Health Benefits of Oatmeal
They are high in fiber and antioxidants and are a great addition to a heart-healthy diet.
You could also substitute the chocolate chips for raisins, and turn these into Oatmeal Raisin Bars. Add chopped nuts, mini M&Ms, or whatever you think sounds good.
I hope you enjoy these easy Amish oatmeal chocolate chip bars. If you try this recipe, I'd love it if you left a comment and star rating below.
Homemade cornstarch pudding would be great to serve with these sheet pan oatmeal bars.
Recommendation for serving bars...
A good bar scoop is a must-have. I found a cheap one at a garage sale and used it all the time until one day it got legs and walked off. I am missing it so much and need to get myself a new one because they are the perfect size for scooping and serving bars and so many other things like lasagna, etc.
And men, if your wife likes to bake and doesn't have a big stand mixer, here's a great idea for her next birthday gift ;). I would be lost without my KitchenAid mixer.
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Amish Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars
- 1 c. white sugar
- 1 3/4 c. brown sugar
- 1 1/2 c. vegetable or canola oil
- 1/2 c. softened butter
- 5 large eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 4 c. all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 4 c. quick oats
- 1 1/2 c. chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Place sugars, oil, butter, eggs, and vanilla into your mixing bowl. Mix well until nice and creamy.1 c. white sugar, 1 1/2 c. vegetable or canola oil, 5 large eggs, 1/2 c. softened butter, 2 tsp. vanilla extract, 1 3/4 c. brown sugar
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, quick oats, and chocolate chips.4 c. all-purpose flour, 2 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. baking powder, 2 tsp. baking soda, 4 c. quick oats, 1 1/2 c. chocolate chips
- Stir together the wet and dry ingredients until well mixed.
- Spread onto a greased 13 x 18" sheet pan. (1/2 sheet pan, not jelly roll pan)
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until set and lightly browned.
- Cool before cutting into bars.
- Store in an airtight container. Freeze whatever you won't get to eat within a few days.