chewy oatmeal chocolate chip bars

I finally had the opportunity to bake. This is the recipe I found for the ingredients I had on hand (I had no desire to go to the grocery store at midnight last night). It was very serendipitous because I don’t know that I would have made these otherwise…and they are delicious!

Ingredients (Yes, this was copied from a website. You don’t have to use brand named stuff…although that happened to be what I had on hand. Does that say something about me?)

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
2 1/2 cups Quaker® Oats (quick OR old fashioned, uncooked)
2 cups NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels (12-ounces)
1 cup chopped nuts (optional – I opted out…I rarely use nuts in baking, just because)

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Beat butter and sugars in large bowl until creamy. Add eggs, milk and vanilla extract; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in oats, morsels and nuts; mix well. Press dough onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack; cut into bars. Store tightly covered.

3 thoughts on “chewy oatmeal chocolate chip bars

  1. those sound so good!!! i love it when all the ingredients align and you don’t have to make an emergency run! 🙂

  2. These look right up my alley! I too love it when I can find a recipe that will allow my whims to take place without a trip to the store!

  3. so, actually having the brand name stuff? i think it just means that you have certain tastes and you’re not willing to settle. i’m the same way. especially about chocolate chips and quaker oats. although i never have either on hand…

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