Chewy Cherry Vanilla Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is my variation on the Quaker Oatmeal Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe. Sometimes you just want something a little different! These are great for breakfast or a snack!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. In large bowl, beat shortening and sugars until creamy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix well.
  5. Add oats, cherries, and pecans. Mix well.
  6. Spread mixture in an ungreased 9 x 13 metal baking pan.
  7. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool for 15 to 30 minutes before cutting into bars.
  9. Store tightly covered.
Most Helpful

Yummy! I didn't have enough pecans and I substituted white chocolate chips instead. A nice balance between sweet and tart and a great chewy texture. Thanks for posting.

pattikay in L.A. January 06, 2008

I made these this weekend to have for breakfast. We loved them. I followed the recipe exactly except an addition of more walnuts. Delicious, chewy, and goes great with a steaming mug of spiced tea. Excellent!

wannaB October 11, 2007