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


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!


  • 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


  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.


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

store airtight for up to 3 days


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 245
  • Sugar: 21.6 g
  • Sodium: 160.3 mg
  • Fat: 9.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.1 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.5 mg

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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22 comments on “Salty Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars”

  1. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. It isn’t the same bar! I wrote above it, “Here are some other great oatmeal bars I have made and you can click it for another recipe.

  2. Thanks, now I am addicted to these. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 cooled.

    Once this batch is gone…I’ll be baking up another. I might share. LOL!

  3. Whipped these up today – and they are so easy! Yummy too. A nice, hearty, tasty bar!! Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Tracy | Pale Yellow

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

    1. Probably; give it a try. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

  5. Michelle { A Latte Food }

    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 =)

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