Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

The addition of rolled oats makes this bar truly unique. From a 1950's cookbook and a family favorite since way back when!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Into a large bowl place the sugars, shortening, vanilla, salt, eggs, and beat with a spoon. When thoroughly mixed add flour and then oats.
  3. Pour batter into a greased 11X7 baking pan. Bake 45 minutes or until done.
  4. Melt semisweet pieces and spread on top of cooled cake. Sprinkle with nuts and cut into bars.


Most Helpful

My mother made these and everyone in the family still loves them. I am 70 now and making them today for my husband. Never have changed anything. Its quick, simple and delicious. I am so pleased to see this recipe here because I've only seen it in my mother's personal cookbook.

frostt6685 April 23, 2015

I made these for the DS to take to his music recreation group were they were enjoyed. I used butter for the shortening and used a 10 x 10 pan and baked at 175C fan forced oven for 25 minutes., left the slice whole for it to be cut into the sizes they wanted at the recreation group. Thank you Julie B's Hive., made for Swap #37 February 2010.

I'mPat February 08, 2010

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