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Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling


about 1-1/2 dozen

A sprinkle of chocolate chips over the just from the oven bars softens the chips. Then you can spread them over the bars for a super easy topping.—Donna Gonda, North Canton, Ohio


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add the flour and oats; mix well. Pour into a lightly greased 11x7-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack for 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle with chips; when melted, spread chocolate over bars. Top with nuts. Cool completely. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 161 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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