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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

"This is a great recipe to have in your collection. All of the ingredients are common staples so you don't have to run out to the store to enjoy these chocolate chip-packed bars. --Peggy Fleming"
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50 m servings
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Original recipe yields 24 servings

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in molasses and vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
  2. Spread in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 28-32 minutes or until golden brown and edges pull away from sides of pan. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Footnotes

  • TEST KITCHEN TIP: Peggy likes to heat these bars in the microwave for 8-10 seconds and eat with a fork. They're great with a glass of milk.

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Ok so i changed these a bit to make them healthier but they were HEAVENLY!!! was craving cookie bars and these definitely hit the spot. Used all whole wheat flour, substituted 1/2 cup applesauc...

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Followed this recipe exactly and wasn't that impressed. The texture is kind of crumbly and it just seems like it is missing something. They weren't terrible but I doubt I would make them again. ...

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Ok so i changed these a bit to make them healthier but they were HEAVENLY!!! was craving cookie bars and these definitely hit the spot. Used all whole wheat flour, substituted 1/2 cup applesauc...

I followed this recipe exactly (used crisco vegetable shortening instead of butter though) and it turned out great! They are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. These would be great...

Pretty good recipe, but we do not consume chocolate or white sugar/flour. So, I made adjustments: the sugar to 3/4c turbinado and 1/4c honey and used whole wheat flour. Also cut down the butter ...

This recipe is delicious just the way it is. I followed the directions but wanted more of a layered look once the bar was cut. So I layered the dough thinly, the choc chips, then more dough, the...

This recipe ROCKS! I didn't change a thing! I was at first surprised at the dark color but then I realized that the molasses would make it darker. My son had a bunch of teenage boys over after...

added coconut and reduced sugar. Also replaced 1/2 of butter with applesauce. Turned out great! Best after sitting for 1 day. I found the day I made them, they were a bit crumbly

a delightful quickly made sweet. I didn't have any quick oats so used "Snoqualmie Falls" oatmeal instead. As a chocolate lover, I added 1/2 cup of cocoa to this recipe and they were delicious. I...

Fantastic recipe! I used slow cooking oats....it was all I had, and used butter instead of shortening. This recipe is a keeper!

These were tasty. I only changed up a few things because of what I had on hand, but I made sure not to truly compromise the recipe. I used butter instead of shortening, honey instead of molass...

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