Salty Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

These Salty Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars are the perfect lunchbox snack. They’re chewy homemade granola bars loaded with healthy oats, rich chocolate, and a dash of sea salt to throw it all together!

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Salty Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

These bars are a lazy recipe.

They’re just too simple..and I honestly can’t believe I haven’t shared them before.

But they’re lazy because I didn’t spend hours/days/months/years planning them out, testing them, re-testing them..

I literally tried a recipe, made it and it worked.

The end.

End of story.

ANNND what’s so great is you can do the same. Whip them up, bake them, eat them and call it a day.

 

A very delicious day.

Salty Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

These Salty Chocolate Chip Oat Bars are pretty hearty. All the oats in there gives them a great texture and chewiness! Plus the added coarse sea salt is a win.

Coarse Sea Salt

How to Make Homemade Granola Bars

Just prepare your batter as per usual..but I used vegetable oil in place of butter in this recipe. It helps keep them super soft.

Making Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

Oh, and I added coconut. Because yum.

You don’t’ have to, though!

Coconut for chocolate chip oat bars!

Isn’t it purdy?

Chocolate Chip Oat Bar Batter

Press that into the pan…

Yummy Chocolate Chip Oat Bars!

And bake them up.

Salty Chocolate Chip Oats Bars ~ A yummy chocolate chip treat loaded with chewy oats!

These are really great as lunchbox snacks too!

 

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Salty Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 24 bars 1x
  • Category Category: Snack
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American

Description:

These Salty Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars are the perfect lunchbox snack. They’re chewy homemade granola bars loaded with healthy oats, rich chocolate, and a dash of sea salt to throw it all together!


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 3/4 cups of old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Line 9×13 baking dish with foil and spray lightly, set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer combine oil, brown sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  4. Mix in salt, baking soda and flour. Add in oats and mix until evenly combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips and coconut (if desired)
  6. Bake for 20 minutes until just set.
  7. Allow to cool before cutting into squares.

Notes:

*you can use whole wheat flour in place of all purpose, if desired.

store airtight for up to 3 days

Keywords:: chocolate chip oatmeal bars, oatmeal bars recipe, granola bars recipe, chocolate chip bars, how to make granola bars, oats recipe

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Here are some other great oatmeal bars I have made…

Salty Caramel Oat Bars are a huge favorite in my house!

Salty Caramel Oat Bars
Salty Caramel Oat Bars

Or these Banana Split Granola Bars

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Amber
August 29, 2015 3:35 pm

The finished bar at the end with the pretty graphic doesn’t look like the same bar to me. It looks like it has drizzled caramel on top and is made with cashews. Is this another variation? If so, I’d love to hear the changes in the recipe as cashews are my favorite nut and my hubs is anti-coconut ;-). Thanks! 🙂

June 10, 2014 3:18 pm

Thanks, now I am addicted to these. 😉 I made my third batch in as many weeks over the weekend. I am on a major oat kick lately and I love that these have almost twice as much oats as flour. And my Dad was happy to go home with some. =) However, for anyone looking to replace the oil (like me, trying to make small healthier changes) – I did so with applesauce. NOT THE SAME! It was the only change I made and the texture was completely different – more cakey and a sticky top once it had… Read more »

Jackie
May 25, 2014 9:03 pm

Whipped these up today – and they are so easy! Yummy too. A nice, hearty, tasty bar!! Thank you for sharing 🙂

May 16, 2014 12:07 am

These look so amazing!! Yum!!

May 15, 2014 9:02 am

Everything about these bars makes me happy; laziness produces some of the best tasting recipes!

May 14, 2014 10:07 pm

I love when things work out the first time!

May 14, 2014 8:40 pm

These look so delicious!

Christal
May 14, 2014 7:30 pm

Can I use gluten free flour in this recipe?

June 10, 2014 3:25 pm
Reply to  Christal

Probably; give it a try. 🙂 I think I’d go with an all-purpose rice/tapioca/potato type blend (like Better Batter, Pamela’s, or King Arthur GF) versus a bean blend flour (one of Bob’s Red Mill).

*I don’t regularly bake with GF flours, but have a celiac friend and she really likes BB and Pamela’s. I *have* used Trader Joe’s…and the cookies I made were kinda dry.

May 14, 2014 7:21 pm

Wow, these look incredible! And sometimes you just need that one (or maybe three or four) dessert that you can whip up at a moment’s notice to satisfy a sweet craving! Thanks for sharing =)

Pam
May 14, 2014 2:50 pm

Pass one on over this way, please! These bars have to be the best ever! They have the right ingredients to make them perfect and they’re a must try! I’m new here and really like your blog. I’m taking a look around now!

I love a salty sweet oatmeal combination! Must make soon!

May 14, 2014 7:49 am

Mmmm such a yummy recipe! I love the “salty” part 🙂

May 14, 2014 6:45 am

These bars look awesome! So much good stuff 🙂

May 14, 2014 1:14 am

Haha! I’m with Christina up there. This is breakfast right? It sounds so good Shelly!

May 14, 2014 1:13 am

This can make even the gloomiest of days feel cheerful! I love these oat bars! I love how they are chewy and delicious and chocolaty and salty all at the same time! LOOOOVE! 😀

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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