Granny Mabel's Best Bar Cookies


Amazing recipe for bar cookies with oatmeal, chocolate chips, and caramel ice cream topping all layered to create THE BEST bar cookie around.

close up view of a cookie bar with chocolate and caramel on a white plate
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
1 9x13-inch pan


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups rolled oats

  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 ½ cups butter, melted

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 (12 ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping

  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch pan.

  2. In a large bowl, stir together 2 cups flour, oats, brown sugar, salt, and baking soda. Mix in melted butter until evenly distributed. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.

  3. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly toasted. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let stand. In a small bowl, mix caramel topping with 6 tablespoons of flour; drizzle evenly over the chocolate chips. Sprinkle the remaining crust mixture evenly over the caramel layer and press down lightly.

  4. Bake for 15 more minutes in the preheated oven. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

309 Calories
16g Fat
41g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 309
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 236mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 3g
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 116mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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