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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip-Pecan Cookie Bars
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip-Pecan Cookie Bars

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate-chip-cookie-bars, oatmeal-chocolate-chip-pecan-cookie-bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Cool 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings 24 bars
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour plus 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 11.5 oz package milk chocolate chips plus 1/2 cup divided
  • 1 1/2 cup toasted pecans or walnuts toasted and divided

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread the nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast for 6-8 minutes until golden. Cool completely.
  • Spray a 13 x 9 inch metal non-stick baking pan with baking spray or butter.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, use a whisk to sift together oats, flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla.
  • Beat for 2 minutes until fluffy and combined. Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Mix entire package of milk chocolate chips and 1 cup chopped nuts into the dough by hand.
  • Spread into the prepared pan and sprinkle the top with the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips and chopped nuts.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center shows moist crumbs.
  • Cool completely then cut into bars.