Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars Recipe

This post was sponsored by Planet Oat and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Oatmeal chocolate chip bars are thick and chewy and filled with ooey, gooey chocolate – which makes them the perfect go-to dessert recipe on days when you are looking for something sweet.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

If you like chewy chocolate chip cookies, but prefer them with an oatmeal twist, you will love this recipe. And the bar design makes it so easy to transport for hostesses. You don’t really need to cut it until you get to your destination.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

The best thing about these oatmeal chocolate chip bars is they take around 30 minutes to make, and are so much faster to make than individual cookies. Think about it – with cookies, you have to mold each cookie and then place them on a pan. Sometimes I have to cook two sets of pans because I can’t fit the entire batch in my oven at once!

chocolate chip cookie bar

With oatmeal chocolate chip bars, everything goes in at ONCE! BAM! I just love that.

For this chocolate chip cookie bar, I decided to have a little fun. Instead of using traditional chocolate chips – which I ALWAYS DO – I opted for chocolate covered cranberries. When cooking, the chocolate around the cranberries melts and the cranberries remain making it such a delectable treat to find!

You can opt to stick to the traditional chocolate chips, or you can switch out to the chocolate covered cranberries – that will be up to you. I just wanted to give you an option!

chocolate chip cookie bars

II also decided to swap traditional milk with Planet Oat Oatmilk because I am lactose sensitive. I’m not intolerant, just sensitive. In fact, I headed to the doctor just last month to officially find out if I had a full-blown allergy, and thankfully I do NOT.

Planet Oat Oatmilk allows me to still enjoy my cereal in the morning and my desserts at night. It doesn’t feel like I am sacrificing anything when it comes to experience, taste, flavor, or consistency. So, in this recipe, I added in Planet Oat Oatmilk into the mix and also served myself a piece of the chocolate chip bar with a nice tall glass of oatmilk on the side.

Planet Oat Oatmilk recipe

Planet Oat has harnessed the power of the mighty little oat to give you a delicious and nutritious oatmilk. I’m talking flavor that is rich, creamy, full-bodied and naturally sweet.

There’s a Planet Oat for every palate, too. Flavor varieties include Original, Extra Creamy, Vanilla, and Dark Chocolate – perfect for everything from coffee, your favorite recipes, and being enjoyed by the glass! Best of all is that it’s for everyone – it’s free of dairy, gluten, soy, and peanuts. You can find Planet Oat nationwide at Kroger, Shaw’s, Amazon Fresh, and other major retailers.

chocolate chip bars

How To Make Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

You only need a few ingredients to make these oatmeal chocolate chip bars, most of which are typical baker’s staples.

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup Planet Oat Original Oatmilk
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 2 cups chocolate-covered cranberries or chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat your oven – 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9×13 inch pan with cooking spray or butter.

oatmeal chocolate chip bars recipe

In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients together except the chocolate chips / chocolate covered cranberries. Beat together until combined.

Once thoroughly combined, toss in the chocolate chips / chocolate covered cranberries and manually mix with a spoon. Make sure everything is evenly spread throughout.

Spread the mixture into your prepared pan. If you’d like, you can sprinkle a few additional chips on the top of your oatmeal chocolate chip bars so visually it will bake front and center for a great presentation.

Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely before cooling.

oatmeal cookie bars

Can you substitute regular chocolate chips for mini chocolate chips?

If you don’t want to use the chocolate covered cranberries or regular chocolate chips, you can absolutely substitute in mini chocolate chips into this recipe. Go right ahead!

If your oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars are dry then that means that you overbaked them! Yikes! Did you use the right-sized pan? That matters too.

oatmeal bars recipe

What are bar cookies?

Definition of bar cookie : a sweetened baked good that is made from a dough, is typically denser than cake, and is cut into a rectangular or square shape.

How many bars does a 9×13 pan hold?

If you are trying to figure out how many bars your 13 x 9-Inch baking pan can yield – let’s do some math!

Number of RowsApproximate Size of BarYield
6 x 62-1/8 x 1-1/2 in.36
8 x 51-5/8 x 1-3/4 in.40
8 x 61-5/8 x 1-1/2 in.48
6 x 92-1/8 x 1 in.54
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What can you do with leftover chocolate chips?

When it comes to baking, there are certain ingredients that you will never fully use – chocolate chips being one of them. Now that you have a full bag of chocolate chips, here are a few things to consider making:

What can you make with oats?

You also will have leftover oats to play around with and there are many recipes that you can try to make that use oatmeal. Consider the following ideas:

Can I Use Old Fashioned Oats Instead Of Quick Oats?

Yes! You can absolutely substitute out old fashioned oats for the quick oats and the measurements will be the same.

milk and cookie bar recipe

Well, what do you think? Are you ready to give this oatmeal chocolate chip recipe a try? Grab yourself a tall glass of Planet Oat Oatmilk and a fork and enjoy! Your family will love this sweet treat – I am sure of it! And like I mentioned above, it transports beautifully, making it the perfect party dessert.

chocolate chip cookie bar

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Oatmeal chocolate chip bars are thick and chewy and filled with ooey, gooey chocolate which makes them the perfect go-to dessert recipe on days when you are looking for something sweet.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 Planet Oat milk
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 2 cups chocolate-covered cranberries or chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven – 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9×13 inch pan with cooking spray or butter.
    2. In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients together except the chocolate chips / chocolate covered cranberries. Beat together until combined.
    3. Once thoroughly combined, toss in the chocolate chips / chocolate covered cranberries and manually mix with a spoon. Make sure everything is evenly spread throughout.
    4. Spread the mixture into your prepared pan. If you’d like, you can sprinkle a few additional chips on the top of your oatmeal chocolate chip bars so visually it will bake front and center for a great presentation.
    5. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely before cooling.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 456Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 363mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 3gSugar: 41gProtein: 7g

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