Quick, Easy Oatmeal Bars With Chocolate Topping

Total Time
15 mins
20 mins

I grew up eating these. This is a recipe originally from an old Nestle cookbook that my mom adapted to suit us.

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  1. Combine butter, brown sugar, and vanilla and beat until creamy.
  2. Beat in the eggs.
  3. Add the flour and oatmeal.
  4. Spread in a greased 9x13 pan.
  5. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes.
  6. Cool slightly.
  7. Combine chocolate chips and shortening and melt in a double boiler or carefully in a saucepan.
  8. Spread over baked mixture.
  9. Sprinkle with chopped nuts.
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5 5

Your mom knew a good recipe when she found one! I'm glad you shared it with us. It was definitely a quick one to pull together and the oatmeal makes me feel better about eating a yummy bar! I sprinkled half with nuts and left the other half plain for my nutty kids. Made, reviewed and photo-ed for PAC Spring '08.

5 5

Very good bars they are like the ones my mom made when I was a kid. Love the oatmeal and the chocolate topping. Very quick to make and all the ingredients I usually have on hand. Thanks for taking me down memory lane.