Quick, Easy Oatmeal Bars With Chocolate Topping

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.
Most Helpful

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.

DuChick March 30, 2008

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.

Calee May 07, 2007