Saturday, May 24, 2014

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars


Contrary to this post, we have been cutting back on the sweets and pop at our house.  I was in charge of treats for a pinewood derby for some of the girls in our church group and we decided to have a "pitstop" with all sorts of treats, and I made a few selections.  Hence this post and the peanut butter bar recipe I shared yesterday.

These bars turned out so yummy and I love that they have coconut oil instead of butter.  They tasted great and there was not one left on the platter.  Success!

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies Bars

3/4 cup coconut oil {you can use butter if you don't have coconut oil}
1.5 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs

{cream above ingredients}

then add...
2 tsp. vanilla
1 7/8 cup flour (i know this measurement is random, but i experimented with all different amounts and this was perfect. basically just do a little less than 2 cups :) 
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
2 1/4 cup oatmeal

{mix well}
take 3/4 of the dough, and press it into a greased rectangular pan. {i use an 8x11 pan, but you can use any similar size depending on the thickness you want} set the remaining dough aside.

for the filling...
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp. coconut oil {can use butter}
1/2 can sweetened condensed milk {7 ounces}...I used Fat Free
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp. vanilla

Melt above ingredients together on stove or on microwave, just until melted. do not boil!  Pour filling evenly over cookie in pan, and spread it over the top.  Take the rest of the dough, break it up and dot it over the frosting.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.  Let it cool completely, then cut into squares and ENJOY!

Recipe Source: Well Traveled Wife

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