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Chippy Oatmeal Raisin Bars

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Raisin Bars, and easy oatmeal bar recipe.

We are only in the second week of January and I don’t know about you, but I’m kinda already sick of all the healthy snacks and smoothie recipes. Arn’t you!? If so, then you are happy to see some chocolate back into your life. But if your still on the healthy kick…that’s ok too, because these Chippy Oatmeal Raisin Bars are made with oatmeal and raisins, which in my book are a healthy food!

These Chippy Oatmeal Raisin Bars make a perfect afternoon snack, dessert…or both. To make these bars I started with my favorite oatmeal bar recipe, and to make theses bars not so boring, I added mini chocolate chips, and raisins (to keep it somewhat healthy). I also drizzled each bar with melted chocolate and chocolate SPRINKLES to make these bars even more delicious!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Raisin Bars, and easy oatmeal bar recipe.

JUST A FEW BAKING TIPS:

✔  IMPORTANT: To make these bars your butter NEEDS to be softened! So about an hour before your ready to make these bars, set 3/4 cup (12 Tablespoons) of butter onto your kitchen counter to soften to room temperature. But if you forget…no worries, I explain my butter softening trick next.

✔ BUTTER TIP: If you forget to set out your butter ahead of time, here is a trick to soften your butter QUICKLY. First, cut your butter into small chunks (see Step 1 photo below). Then place the butter into the microwave for 5 SECONDS, no longer then that because you don’t want your butter to be melted or even slightly melted..just softened. And that’s it, your ready to starting mixing up these bars!

✔  If you want to keep these bars somewhat healthy, you can leave them plain and not drizzle them with chocolate and sprinkles, they will still be just as delicious!

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO MAKE THESE CHIPPY OATMEAL RAISIN BARS:

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Raisin Bars, and easy oatmeal bar recipe.

Chippy Oatmeal Raisin Bars

Yield: 10-12 Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25-30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

★ Make sure to read my BAKING TIPS above before you start baking!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 (12 Tablespoons) cup unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (12 oz. bag) mini chocolate chips, plus a extra to sprinkle on top
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate baking bars, melted
  • chocolate sprinkles, for topping

Directions:

PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil leaving enough overhang on the sides and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

STEP 1: Using an electric or stand mixer, cream together brown sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla extract until creamy.

STEP 2: Mix in the flour, until combined.

STEP 3: Stir in mini chocolate chips, oatmeal, and raisins until combined.

STEP 4: Press mixture into prepared pan. Baked for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown. Let cool completely before cutting them into rectangles or squares.

STEP 5: Drizzle melted chocolate on top of each bar and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and chocolate sprinkles.

*Store bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

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13 Responses to “Chippy Oatmeal Raisin Bars”

  1. Jeni — January 27, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    YUM! You make these look absolutely delicious!

  2. Natalie @ Life Made Simple — January 15, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    These look amazing!!! And so do those Trail Mix Peanut Butter Bars! I’m a sucker for anything involving oats and chocolate chips! 

  3. Mary Frances — January 15, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Yes please, I’m so ready for chocolate again! Chocolate chips are my drug … that and coffee 🙂 These sound perfect for a cuppa joe! That drizzle is swoon worthy!

  4. Tonia from TheGunnySack — January 15, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Love it! Yes, I am ready to move onto Valentine’s Day treats but will bring these bars along with me!

  5. amanda @ fake ginger — January 14, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    I’m always looking for recipes like this. My kids are going to be so excited! 

  6. Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen — January 14, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    I love everything in these bars! I’m still totally on a healthy snack and smoothie kick, but I also believe that balance is key and there is always room for treats like these!

  7. Annie @Maebells — January 14, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    I loooove granola bars! I make a batch every weekend for quick grab and go snacks! I can’t wait to try this! 

  8. Kelley — January 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    These look amazing! You’re pictures are making me drool.. mmmm.. chocolate!

  9. Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads — January 14, 2015 at 10:23 am

    These look SO good!! I really need to make more homemade snacks like this!

  10. Sara @ Bitz & Giggles — January 14, 2015 at 9:50 am

    You’re right about being a bit sick of seeing all the health food. Blah. These bars, however, look amazing. Of course I’m loving all the chocolate!

  11. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — January 14, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Beautiful! And I love those step-by-step photos! So pretty! 

  12. Stephanie @ Back for Seconds — January 14, 2015 at 9:04 am

    These look AMAZING!!

  13. Jennie @themessybakerblog — January 14, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Move over smoothie, there’s a new snack in town. Love these bars! Pinned.

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