You’ll love these soft, thick and chewy oatmeal chocolate chips bars.  They are delicious and so easy to make, no mixer needed!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bar on a white surface.

Today I am sharing my oatmeal chocolate chip bars.  If you have made my apple crisp cookie cups, you know how delicious my cinnamon oatmeal cups are. They are soft and chewy.  Now I am making chocolate chip oatmeal bar version but with a different method.

In my cookie cups, I use the creaming method where I beat sugar and butter first and then add the other ingredients.  However today in my chocolate cookies cups, I use melted butter so I don’t need a mixer.  The result is again soft and chewy bars.

What Makes Oatmeal Bars Soft & Chewy?

Cornstarch makes these oatmeal cookies soft and brown sugar makes them chewy due to molasses.

How Long Do Oatmeal Bars Last?

You can keep in an airtight container at room temperature up to a week and in the freezer up to 3 months.  If you like, you can keep well-wrapped cookie dough in the fridge up to 3-5 days and in the freezer up to 3 months.

Shot of a Hand Holding Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bar

How to Make Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

First combine flour, baking soda and cornstarch in a medium bowl. Set aside.

Steps of Making Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars: Oatmeal, flour, baking soda and cornstarch are mixed in a medium bowl.

Then melt the butter halfway, remove from the heat and stir so the butter cools fast.   Next, place the sugar in a large bowl and add the melted butter and stir.

Steps of Making Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars: Halfway melted butter. Melted butter is added into white and brown sugar.

Later add the egg and stir. Then mix in the vanilla.

Steps of Making Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars: Egg and vanilla are added into the butter-sugar mixture.

Add the flour mixture in 3 batches.  You can use a spatula after the 2nd batch as it will be easier to mix.  When combined well, add in the chocolate chips and stir with your spatula.

Steps of Making Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars: Flour mixture and chocolate chips are added to the wet ingredients.

Place the dough into a parchment paper lined 8*8 inch square tin.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bar Dough in a mixing bowl with a spatula. In the next picture dough is placed on a square dish.

Bake for 25 minutes or until they are golden brown.   If you like you can add extra chocolate chips while it is still hot.  When it totally cools, cut into 16 pieces with a sharp knife.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars cut into 16 pieces.

Enjoy!

Stacked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

If you like chocolate chip desserts, you should also try my salted caramel filled Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups!

 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

These oatmeal chocolate chips bars are soft and chewy. They are delicious and so easy to make, no mixer needed!

Course: Dessert
Keyword: chocolate chip bars, easy bar recipe
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 205 kcal
Author: Pastry and Beyond
Ingredients
  • 140 g (1 cup) all-purpose flour (dip and sweep)*
  • 110 g ( 1 cup and 2 tablespoons) rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 115 g (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  • 110 g (1/2 cup) packed brown sugar
  • 50 g (1/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 150 g (1/2 cup and 1/3 cup) chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F(177C°).  Grease 8 inch (20cm) square oven-proof dish and line the bottom and sides with parchment paper, about 2 inches(5 cm) of overhang on each side.

  2. Mix flour, cornstarch, salt (if you are using) and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  3. Melt the butter halfway in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Remove from the heat and stir until it is all melted. 

  4. Place the sugar in a large bowl and add the melted butter, stir.   Then add the egg and stir, mix in the vanilla. 

  5. Add the flour mixture in 3 batches. Use a spatula after the 2nd batch as it will be easier to mix. When combined well, add in the chocolate chips and stir with your spatula.

  6. Place the dough into the dish.  Bake for 20 minutes or until the top sets. When you insert a toothpick in the middle, it should come out clean with little crumbs but it shouldn't be wet.  Make sure not to overbake so the bars can stay soft and not dry.  If you like, you can add extra chocolate chips while it is still hot.

  7. When it totally cools, cut into 16 pieces with a sharp knife.
Recipe Notes

**You can click here for dip and sweep method if you use cup measurements.

The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

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