Amish Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

chewy oatmeal chocolate chip bars

Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Quick Oats

Amish Oatmeal Chocolate Chip bars are easy and quick to make.

Sometimes I want cookies, but I don’t have a lot of time to bake, 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 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.

So when I bake cookies or bars, I usually make a large batch and put some in the freezer. It keeps them fresher, 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 really 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 ladies are stay-at-home moms, and they are always busy. Most of them have large families, and they cook three meals a day. So they spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

And it seems to me like the 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.

How to make Oatmeal chocolate chip bar cookies

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Making these chewy oatmeal cookie bars is super easy. Combine the eggs, oil, melted butter, and vanilla in your mixing bowl. Mix until creamy.

In a separate bowl, whisk together your flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the brown sugar, oats, and chocolate chips. Mix.

Stir together the wet and dry ingredients. Spread the dough onto a 13 x 18″ sheet pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.

Enjoy the best oatmeal chocolate chip bars! They are so moist and delicious!

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You could also substitute the chocolate chips for raisins, and turn these into Oatmeal Raisin Bars.

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Homemade cornstarch pudding (click here for the recipe) would be great to serve with your oatmeal bars.

Try Some of my Amish Cookie Recipes…

Soft and chewy Amish gingersnap cookies recipe here

Amish Buttermilk Cookies Recipe

Amish Monster Cookies Recipe

Oatmeal Raisin Pecan Cookies Recipe

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 kitchen-aid mixer.

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Oatmeal chocolate chip bars

Amish Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

These bars are amazing! They are so moist and chewy and full of chocolate chip goodness. They are also very easy and quick to make.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Amish
Servings 35 people
Calories 419 kcal


  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 c. melted butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 c. white sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 4 c. quick oats
  • 1 1/2 c. chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Place eggs, oil, melted butter, and vanilla into your mixing bowl. Mix well until nice and creamy.
    5 large eggs, 1 1/2 c. vegetable or canola oil, 1/2 c. melted butter, 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add brown sugar, quick oats, and chocolate chips.
    4 c. all-purpose flour, 1 c. white sugar, 2 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. baking powder, 2 tsp. baking soda, 1 3/4 c. brown sugar, 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.


I substitute pure cane sugar for white sugar in all my recipes. It works the same and is healthier for you.
You can substitute the butter and just use oil, and you can also add some chopped pecans for extra texture and flavor. Or substitute raisins for the chocolate chips.
If you won’t get these bars eaten within a few days, freeze some for later. Then remove them from the freezer to thaw about 30 minutes before you want to eat them.
Do not overbake. If they are baked too long, they will be drier.
*Edited to add: I have had two people comment that they had to bake these bars for 40 minutes. I’m not sure what happened or what made the difference?? I have made these bars many times. I never bake mine longer than 20 minutes. A difference in ovens? Altitude? I don’t know. Mine are always lightly browned and set by 20 minutes and I don’t like over-baked and dry bars. But, if yours do not look finished by 20 minutes, you may need to bake them a little longer.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 419kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 7gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 256mgPotassium: 152mgFiber: 3gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 118IUCalcium: 48mgIron: 3mg
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