Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars


These oatmeal chocolate chip bars are a delicious treat. They’re thick and chewy, full of sweet chocolate chips, and perfect for any occasion. Bonus that they’re very easy to make!

We love making dessert bars as they’re usually easy to make and always fun to eat. If you agree, make sure to try these blueberry jam and these cherry pie bars!

Oatmeal chocolate chip bars on a marble countertop.

Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

If you like oatmeal cookies then you will LOVE these bars! The nice, big pieces are perfectly chewy and every bite has lots of chocolate. We use both chocolate chips AND chocolate chunks for the best texture. The chips melt into the bars while the chunks give you bites of chocolate. They’re irresistible.

This is a recipe that gets brought to potlucks and picnics and is always met with rave reviews. Just try bringing them to your next get-together; they’ll disappear from the table fast!

The hardest part of making oatmeal chocolate chip bars is waiting for them to cool down. They smell so good that you’ll want to cut into them right away! But if you want bars with clean cut edges, you’ll need to have a little patience and wait until they are cool.

  1. Mix Together: Cream the butter and sugars then add the rest of the wet ingredients.
  2. Dry Ingredients: Add all the dry ingredients at once and mix them in by hand.
  3. Prepare Pan: Press the thick batter into a baking dish and top with extra chocolate chips.
  4. Bake: Now bake the bars until they’re golden.
Oatmeal chocolate chip bars in a baking dish with a few missing.

So Many Ways to Enjoy Oatmeal Bars

This is a super simple dessert recipe and a great one to make when you’re baking with kids or short on time.

  • Chocolate: Use white chocolate chips and chunks.
  • Coconut: Add ½ cup of shredded coconut into the batter.
  • Raisins: Mix in 1 cup of raisins.
  • Cinnamon: Add a teaspoon of cinnamon for some spice.
  • Cocoa Powder: Mix ½ cup of cocoa powder into the batter for a truly chocolatey experience.

How to Store Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

If there are every any bars leftover from dessert, they make an excellent sweet breakfast treat. We love enjoying them with a cup of hot coffee! Once these bars have cooled completely, they are best stored in a covered container at room temperature.

  • How Long do These Bars Last? Chocolate chip oatmeal bars will stay fresh tasting for about 3 days.
  • Freezing Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars: These bars freeze very well. Cut them into bars then freeze them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Once they are frozen, place them into a freezer container and store them up to three months.

A stack of 3 oatmeal chocolate chip bars.

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