Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Bars

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Bars
adapted from My Kitchen Cafe

1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup oatmeal
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
12 ounces semi sweet chocolate chunks
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional - I left these out)

Preheat oven to 375. Whisk together dry ingredients and set aside. Beat butter, sugars, egg and vanilla till fluffy and add dry ingredients. Stir in chocolate chunks and walnuts. Press into a greased 9x13 inch pan and bake for 16-17 minutes until light golden brown. I have also doubled the recipe and pressed into a large sheet pan (11X17) with great results.

A few tips: Don't overbake!!! They make look slightly underbaked but when they cool off they are so good and moist. If you overbake they might be dry.

This was a crowd pleaser . . . I definite make again.

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