Oatmeal Bars with Chocolate Icing

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Very Disappointing Oatmeal Bars with Chocolate IcingI got back into town early and decided to bake. But I didn’t want to scoop cookies or frost cupcakes so I decided upon a nice and easy bar cookie. I simply Googled “oatmeal bars” and came up with this one.

These are okay. Nothing special and a little boring. I probably won’t be making them again.

1 cup butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
6 ounces milk chocolate bars or morsels
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Cream 1 cup butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks. Add flour and rolled oats and mix well. Spread in a greased and floured 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.

Melt chocolate bars or morsels with the 2 tablespoons of butter. Spread over cooled cookie layer; sprinkle with chopped nuts. Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares.

Makes 48 cookies.

Notes: I omitted the nuts. Also, I used my hands to spread the batter into the baking pan–it was really thin.

Recipe from about.com.


8 Responses to “Oatmeal Bars with Chocolate Icing”

    Abby on 1 September 24th, 2006 5:28 pm

    I like bars, but I have to really be in the mood for them. I think they tend to be rich, and like you said, boring except for the one star ingredient.

    H on 2 September 24th, 2006 6:01 pm

    Abby, I think that’s the problem with these–there is no one star ingredient. They are just totally BLAH.

    Ricci on 3 September 26th, 2006 1:24 pm

    do you just always have baking stuff on hand??? I think that’s my issue… I get the urge to bake, but not go to the store… :sigh:

    H on 4 September 27th, 2006 9:48 pm

    Actually, yeah. Mainly because I’ve been buying stuff in bulk at Cost Plus, so it’s cheaper and I always have it on hand for when people hire me to make things for them. The one thing I never have on hand however, are eggs.

    E on 5 September 28th, 2006 4:33 pm

    i see a picture of some delicious looking sugar cookies on your blog, however i don’t see the recipe. how much might you charge to bake a batch and send them halfway across the country?

    Hilary on 6 September 28th, 2006 4:48 pm

    I’m actually making those tonight, freezing them, then frosting them on Sunday. I’ll post the recipe next week.

    The recipe makes about 5 dozen…how many were you interested in?

    James on 7 November 10th, 2006 3:39 pm

    These were pretty good. I’m into these bake at home energy / cookie mix that I get offline. I’ve made the chocolate chip version and put chocolate icing on it and man it was sooo good. http://www.matisseandjacks.com is the site.

    I order from them all the time. All you need is applesauce and yogurt so you don’t need a lot of baking stuff.


    bernadeth on 8 January 22nd, 2007 7:26 pm

    hi excuse my english 🙂 i need to know if the glaze for your sugar cookies will harden up, i need to make a cookie bouquet and i need a glaze that will harden up, i like your glaze it is so different.