These family-favorite Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars, also known as Davy Crockett Bars, can be ready to eat in just 20 minutes. They’re a perfect combination of sweet and just a tiny bit of salty. Absolutely irresistible!
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It’s a rare person that doesn’t love an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie! Am I right? Well, good news! These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars are like your favorite oatmeal chocolate chip cookie but in bar form.
In other words, way less time consuming to make but every bit as delicious! And who’s going to complain about a tasty dessert that takes all of 20 minutes to mix up and bake? You really can’t beat that!
I still remember the first time I ate one of these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars at my in-law’s place. They looked good but didn’t appear to be anything extraordinary, so I didn’t expect to be wowed. But with my first bite I immediately decided that even if they didn’t look amazing, they totally tasted amazing! Slightly chewy and the perfect combination of sweet with a tiny bit of salty, these bars are hard to resist.
And it totally makes sense to me why my mother-in-law makes these bars as frequently as she does. As a mom of 10, she definitely has learned the value of saving time by sticking with simple, easy recipes!
And when you find a recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip bars that is as good as this, uses basic pantry staples and takes just 5 minutes to mix together, you know you’ve found a recipe that’s worth making often!
I also really love how cost effective this recipe is. As the price of butter continues to rise, I often think of the words of my witty friend who said that she’s always happy when she finds a good recipe that doesn’t call for butter because she “Can’t Believe the Price of Butter” right now.
And I totally know what she means! At $3/lb. or more, it kind of hurts the budget a bit if you use it a lot, you know? While I’m not willing to settle for switching to margarine, I don’t feel bad for occasionally using canola oil as this recipe does. Definitely helps keep my grocery budget down!
One more thing. You probably noticed that I call these bars Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars in the recipe title and then say aka Davy Crockett Bars. I honestly have no idea why they are called Davy Crockett Bars, but that’s what my mom-in-law calls them and it’s what we typically call them.
But I wanted a recipe name that, when someone happened across the recipe on my site or on Pinterest, was a bit more clear exactly what the recipe was actually for. Because while Davy Crockett Bars is definitely a memorable name, it’s certainly lacking when it comes to making it clear what the recipe is for!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars
5 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
20 minTotal Time
- 1 c. flour
- 6 tbsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1 c. quick cooking oatmeal
- 1/2 c. chocolate chips
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1/2 c. canola oil
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
- Mix in brown sugar, oatmeal and chocolate chips.
- Add egg, oil and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
- Press into un-greased 9x13 pan. (Yes, no need to grease your pan!)
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
You can easily double this recipe to make a jelly roll pan of brownies if you need a big batch!
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