Wednesday, April 17, 2013

chocolate oatmeal cookie bars

you guys..................
this might be my new favorite dessert recipe on the site. i'm serious!
i made them last night for dinner with friends, and almost the entire pan was gone in minutes. and, i may or may not be eating the little piece that was left right now at 9 AM...
in other words, this is a good recipe and you should probably make it A.S.A.P.
my mother-in-law makes this recipe all the time and it is SO good, but it had so much
butter that i always felt like i was taking days off my life when eating it. well, last
night i made it with coconut oil and changed up some ingredients, and it still tastes
the same but is 10x healthier! this is a perfect dessert to take to a party, or to make
at home and eat the entire pan yourself :) enjoy!

chocolate oatmeal cookie bars

i n g r e d i e n t s
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil {you can use butter if you don't have coconut oil}
  • 1.5 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs

{cream above ingredients}
then add...
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 7/8 cup flour (i know this measurement is random, but i experimented with all different amounts and this was perfect. basically just do a little less than 2 cups :) 
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cup oatmeal

{mix well}
take 3/4 of the dough, and press it into a greased rectangular pan. {i use an 8x11 pan, but you can use any similar size depending on the thickness you want} set the remaining dough aside.

for the filling...
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil {can use butter}
  • 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk {7 ounces}
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

melt above ingredients together on stove or on microwave, just until melted. do not boil!
pour filling evenly over cookie in pan, and spread it over the rop.
take the rest of the dough, break it up and dot it over the frosting.
bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
let it cool completely, then cut into squares and ENJOY!



  1. YUM!!!! I will definitely have to try these. :)

  2. my mouth is watering! looks great!

  3. Hey girlie! I haven't stopped by in a while! Glad I did today, these looks so yum! Thanks for sharing... with an alternative!

  4. You're making me hungry! I'm gonna have to try these! It looks delish!


  5. I WILL BE MAKING THESE!!!! they look delish and super easy.

    by the way, im obsessed with those banana oatmeal muffins. I've been experimenting with them and trying new fillings, toppings, flavors.


    1. haha love it! hope you make them! XOXO

  6. Made these tonight and they are FANTASTIC!!! Everyone in our family loves them. Thanks for a winner recipe! I recently discovered your blog through Money Saving Mom's link to your coconut chocolate chip cookie recipe--I made those a few days ago, and they were also wonderful. Thanks for the great recipes!

    1. I'm so glad! They are dangerously good. So happy you've liked the recipes you've tried! PS- if you have leftovers from this recipe, heat them up in the microwave for a sec and top with ice cream...yum! xo

  7. Hey emi-
    I'm making these tonight and was wondering if it matters what kind of oats you put in them? Do they need to be quick cooking oats or what? Thanks!! So excited to try these!

    1. hi! yum..jealous you'll be having these tonight! you can use either--we use regular, but it only changes how big the oats are-- quick oats will be smaller pieces and make the texture a little lighter! hope you enjoy them! xo


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