Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday SpotLight Recipe

Today's recipe comes from Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars. There are several reasons why I like these bars. They are fast to make. They taste great. But most of all they are made from ingredients that people usually have on hand. So when the grand kids come over or you have a snack attack. Their right in your kitchen waiting to be made.

                                        Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup plus 1/8 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup plus 1/8 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup quick cooking or old fashioned oats
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line a 9 x 9 baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray, set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter, brown sugar, sugar, egg & vanilla until fully incorporated and light and fluffy.
In a separate medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, & salt.
With the stand mixer on low, add the flour mixture into the wet mixture a little at a time until just incorporated.
Remove bowl from stand and stir in the oats and chocolate chips.  Mixture will be thick.
Add dough to your prepared pan and press mixture into pan until evenly distributed.  Bake for approximately 20 minutes until lightly golden brown.  Allow bars to cool slightly.  While still slightly warm, lift bars out of the pan and carefully cut bars into squares.  Serve warmed up or at room temperature. Store in an airtight container
Three reasons : You should check out this recipe.
HUSBAND " They reminder him of cookie dough. They are soft and chewy" ( My husband LOVES cookie dough)
DAUGHTER " They just taste good. I ate two as soon as they came out of the oven "
 MOM " Taste great, easy clean up, and family loves them."


  1. Hi Michelle, These cookie bars look so good and yes I have all the ingredients on hand to make these up tomorrow! Thanks for sharing this recipe...xo Pam

  2. Oh! My! These squares look so delicious. I hope they work with spelt flour, too, because I'm going to try them.

  3. Yum, those look delicious! I'm with your hubby, I like cookie dough too! :)

  4. This sounds like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing. Did you know that you're a no-reply blogger? I wanted to thank you for your nice comment.