Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Bars

The first recipe I am going to share from my
'neighbor gifts'
is the Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Bars.

I liked having it be a "bar" rather than a "cookie."
I figured it would make a lot more, and I could cut them into smaller pieces.
They really did turn out good.
When I make them again, however,
I won't add as many chocolate chunks as I did.
Don't get me wrong, I like chocolate chunks,
I just think there were too many in this recipe.
Let me also tell you, that the original recipe is for a 9 x 13 pan.
So, I did double the recipe...hense doubling the chocolate chunks.
Give it a try, and tell me what you think!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Bars

I'm going to give you the doubled recipe...
remember to cook it in a 11x17 bar pan!

3 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups oatmeal (i used regular, not instant)
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chunks (this is NOT doubled!)
1 cup chopped nuts (if desired, which I didn't!)

Preheat oven to 375*

In a seperate bowl, combine all dry ingredients and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, sugars, egg and vanilla until fluffy.
Add dry ingredients slowly until well incorporated.
Add chocolate and nuts.

Pour onto a greased pan.
I *technially* didn't pour them, because they were way to THICK to pour.
So, I guess it would be....DUMP the mixture onto a greased pan.
PRESS into pan.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
Mine were just a little dry...so make sure you don't overbake them.
Also, I wonder if that has anything to do with the kind of oatmeal I used?
They were still really, REALLY good.
Would I post the recipe if they weren't?


1 comment:

Does it look good? Did you try it? Do tell!