Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Bars
printed from melskitchencafe.com
*Note: I almost always double this recipe and press the dough into a large 11X17-inch rimmmed sheet pan. They are delicious with any assortment of chocolate chips (butterscotch, mint, etc.).
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup oatmeal (quick oats or rolled oats)
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 ounces semi sweet chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9X13-inch baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
Whisk together dry ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl with a handheld electric mixer or a stand mixer, beat butter, sugars, egg and vanilla until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add the dry ingredients and chocolate chips together. Mix until combined. Press into the prepared pan and bake for 18-20 minutes until light golden brown. Don't overbake! These bars are definitely better underbaked by just a few minutes rather than being overbaked so watch them carefully. Let cool completely on a wire rack before slicing into squares.