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Oatmeal Cookie Bars

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 48
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These are easily the best homemade oatmeal cookie bars we’ve ever had, and that’s really saying something! This recipe is simple to make and has all the essentials - chopped nuts, chocolate chips, high quality Gold Medal™ flour, and whole-grain oats. We love the ease of making oatmeal cookie bars because they have the chewy texture and flavor of an oatmeal cookie, but they take only 10 minutes to prep and use only one pan in the oven. Add extra indulgence by drizzling a little melted chocolate over these once they are cool and before you cut out the bars.
Updated Sep 11, 2020
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  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
Make With
Gold Medal Flour


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch pan. In large bowl, beat brown sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses, vanilla and eggs. Stir in oats, flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Spread in pan.
  • 2
    Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown and center is set. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Our favorite type of nuts for this recipe are chopped walnuts or pecans - but feel free to choose your own variety. We typically use nuts that are not already salted. For more help with choosing nuts for baking, take a look at our helpful guide Baking with Nuts.
  • tip 2
    Substitute a different type of baking chips for a little flavor variety. Butterscotch nuts pair well with the oats and nuts in this recipe.
  • tip 3
    Line your baking pan with a sheet of parchment paper that hangs slightly over the edges. You will love this trick not only when it’s time to pop out the slices of oatmeal cookie bars but also when it’s time to clean-up.
  • tip 4
    Store oatmeal cookie bars in an airtight container between layers of wax paper to prevent them from sticking together.
  • tip 5
    We love the ease of cookie bars - no rolling or cookie shaping required. Try this recipe for Triple Chip Cookie Bars or this recipe for Monster Cookie Bars for a couple other easy-to-make cookie bars!


150 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 17g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Total Carbohydrate
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% Daily Value*:
1 Starch;
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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