Breakfast Bars


'I like to stash these satisfying squares in the freezer,' writes Candace Jenks. 'When I need a quick breakfast or anytime snack, I simply microwave the not-too-sweet bars until they're thawed,' says the Minot, North Dakota cook.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
24 servings


  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • ½ cup toasted wheat germ

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 cups chopped pecans

  • 1 cup flaked coconut

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Combine oats, flours and wheat germ; gradually add to creamed mixture. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. In a small bowl, beat eggs until foamy. Stir in pecans, coconut and chocolate chips. Spread evenly over crust.

  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator.