Gooey oatmeal chocolate chip bars. Whenever I take them into work, they disappear!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen bars
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

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  • Beat butter, brown sugar, and white sugar in a bowl until creamy; beat in eggs until smooth. Stir pudding mix into creamed mixture, followed by vanilla extract. Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together in a separate bowl and stir flour mixture into moist ingredients. Mix oats and chocolate chips into dough. Press dough into prepared baking pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 25 minutes. Let cool before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts

263 calories; protein 3.2g 7% DV; carbohydrates 36g 12% DV; fat 13g 20% DV; cholesterol 35.8mg 12% DV; sodium 224.9mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (48)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2013
EXCELLENT! Made exactly as written except for using butterscotch chips in place of regular chocolate chips per hubby's request. So moist and flavorful...loved the addition of the vanilla pudding mix. Buttery yummy goodness...a defininte keeper! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/09/2013
Sorry but i really count on reviews when i look at recipes here and they're usually right on. This recipe was a real flop for me though i followed the directions carefully. The bars were so gooey and just not cooked through. I actually put them back in the oven for 15 mins. and they were still gooey! Read More
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53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2013
EXCELLENT! Made exactly as written except for using butterscotch chips in place of regular chocolate chips per hubby's request. So moist and flavorful...loved the addition of the vanilla pudding mix. Buttery yummy goodness...a defininte keeper! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2013
These were really good. I used butterscotch pudding mix because it's what I had on hand. Also I sprinkled butterscotch chips on top. You could make a lot of variations based on what you have in your pantry. Cinnamon chips with raisins and pecans would be good or chocolate and peanut butter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2013
Awesome flavor, great texture, family loved them! Changed one thing: used 1 stick butter and 1/4 cup oil instead of 1/2 cup butter. Came out great. Just made second batch with dried cranberries and pecans in lieu of chocolate chips for my non-chocolate friends. Awesome as well. Thanks for a great recipe shared! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2013
The first time I made this recipe I was just looking for an easy bar cookie with ingredients I had on hand. This is what I discovered. This recipe is outstanding on its own but it is so versatile it has to stay in the recipe box. First time I saw I had pumpkin spice pudding in my pantry so I traded that out for the vanilla pudding. 2 cups of raisins instead of chocolate chips and a TBS Pumpkin pie spice. The next time I had butterscotch pudding and used 2 cups of butterscotch chips. Today I am making them again. I am not sure what changes I have in store but even if I don't change it all it will be wonderful. Thank you Cicada77 for sharing such a great recipe. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2014
Love this recipe!! I use whatever kind of pudding mix I have on hand and make lots of variations. My favorite is white chocolate pudding white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. YUMMMM! My kids ask me to make these at least twice a month! The original recipe is excellent too!! I hate hard cookies and bars these are sooo soft and melt in your mouth even after being stored for several days! Thanks for this wonderful recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2014
Will be making these again, family loved them. I did reduce the oats to 2 cups and added 3/4 cup of shredded coconut. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2013
Just made these exactly as stated and they are YUMMY! Easy too! Try them! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2015
I made a brownie mix put it in the bottom of a 10x15 and then spread the oatmeal mixture on top of the brownie mix. Loved it Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/09/2013
Sorry but i really count on reviews when i look at recipes here and they're usually right on. This recipe was a real flop for me though i followed the directions carefully. The bars were so gooey and just not cooked through. I actually put them back in the oven for 15 mins. and they were still gooey! Read More
(3)