May 13, 2017

Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

Whole Grain Oatmeal Chocolate Chip BarsI love this! It’s a healthy dessert full of fiber and dark chocolate. It’s made with no white flour, no butter, and it’s a super easy one-bowl recipe. And if you line your pan with foil, there’s almost no cleanup. You can use walnuts but I find that pecans, especially when they are toasted first, have so much more flavor so they are my nuts of choice for most baking. In fact, I toast one bag at a time and keep them refrigerated for all my baking.

Now about the chocolate: Using a 70% dark chocolate bar is the healthiest choice and I like to use the 72% bar from World Market but you do have to chop it up so chocolate chips are definitely easier. I recently discovered Ghirardelli 60% dark chocolate chips and they are great but bigger than most so I did not like the result when I added them whole. So I chopped them into smaller pieces and an added benefit was there was more chocolate in every bite.

These are the chocolate chips I used, but I chopped them up first:

And here is what the World Market bar looks like:

My favorite thing, besides the delicious, chewy taste of this healthy dessert bar, is how incredibly easy it is. One bowl, no mixer, just mix it all up and bake.  These healthy oatmeal chocolate chip bars are not just dessert – I must confess I also have them with breakfast. For a healthy dessert or a chewy oatmeal breakfast bar,  just click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

5 Comments on "Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars"

  1. Ellen

    Your website and recipes make me smile! Thank you! I’m making muffins for our local hospital staff during these trying times. Always need new ideas and your Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars will be be next. I wrap each one individually so they can easily pass them around to staff.
    Also will practice the Christmas Wreath Bread recipe this week…in preparation for holiday gifts.
    Again, thank you, your smile keeps everyone happy.

  2. Sande

    Love your videos and how easy the recipes are. love your breezy manner in the kitchen. no fuss no muss. plus it has made cooking so much easier for me. i am all about easy and simplifying.

  3. Gia

    This recipe is super easy and the bars are delicious. It is my favorite quick dessert to make. Have to stop myself from eating the whole pan full.

    Am wondering if these could easily be converted to granola bars. Might add a few more nuts, raisins and such and spread them thinner onto a baking sheet–doubling the recipe.

    Your thoughts?

    Thank you,

  4. Ann B

    Jenny these sound fabulous! I am currently rewatching all of your videos. Miss you, please make some new one.

    • David

      More videos please. Love your easy breasy no nonsense demeanor.

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