Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

I admit I am typically NOT an oatmeal cookie lover, however these Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars are at the top of my all time favorite sweet treats list! The sweet flavor of maple syrup, chocolate chips, and the dash of all-spice make these the perfect afternoon snack for your little ones and their friends.

Big Brother has a very tender heart and is constantly offering his neighborhood friends snacks from our kitchen, however as of recently, if it’s a treat that he really enjoys, he asks me to only bring a few out to share and to “save the rest for later mom”. This selfish, but honest response makes me laugh a little as I admit I feel the same way when I discover a favorite treat! Please tell me that Big Brother and I aren’t the only ones struggling with a little dessert selfishness… :) 

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup margarine
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars,

Directions: 

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9- x 13-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.

2. Next, melt butter and syrup in the microwave (or stove top).

3. Combine butter, baking soda, and allspice; mix well.
4. Add in the rolled oats, flour, sugar, and chocolate chips; mix well.
5. Press oatmeal dough into the greased pan, and bake 15 to 20 minutes. (Or until the center in completely baked.)
6. Allow the pan  to cool before cutting into bars.
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Mackenzie is a follower of Jesus, wife, mama of two toddler boys, teacher at heart, and coffee lover. She was a lower school elementary teacher for over 6 years, with a master's degree in Reading, and is a certificated Reading Specialist. She currently works part-time at a private school allowing her more time at home with her little guys.

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  1. I love that he is honest about it :-) I never want to share the treats that taste the best…of course those are the ones I definitely need to share! Nothing like eating an entire pan of treats by yourself! These oatmeal bars look fabulous!!! I am always looking for new bars like this!

  2. Love oatmeal and chocolate together. These would be perfect for an afternoon snack! :)

  3. You can tell by the pictures that these bars have an awesome chewy/soft texture. Yum!

  4. Makenzie, these look gooey and delicious!! I would love to have one now with some milk! It sounds like you have a very thoughtful son to be proud of. :)
    Blessings,
    Leslie

  5. These look great! I bet my boys will love them too {and we will see how well they share!} :)

    • Jenn- I’d like to think that maybe if we had girls they would share better, but… as we both know girls are even worse at sharing sometimes! haha :) Thanks for stopping by today! :)

  6. These look delicious girlfriend!!!

  7. My kids would go crazy over these- yum!

  8. Tell me more about the pink choco chips–flavored? where did you buy? this recipe looks yummy!

    • Kristen- Funny you ask; we moved over Christmas so I had a leftover bag of Christmas Chocolate Chips… these are the remnants of that! The green are being saved for the next holiday! ;)

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