Dark Chocolate and Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Melt-in-your-mouth Dark Chocolate and Oatmeal Bars are a healthy cookie recipe option that taste so good no one will even realize that they aren’t bad for you!

Melt-in-your-mouth Dark Chocolate and Oatmeal Bars are a healthy cookie recipe option that taste so good no one will even realize that they aren't bad for you!

I hope you all have enjoyed these guest posts this week and have been introduced to some amazing new bloggers.  We will be back to our regularly scheduled program on Monday!  Meaning, you get ME and my posts back – don’t act too excited now :)

I have one of my FAVORITE blogs to share with you today.  Miryam from Eat Good 4 Life has one of the most beautiful blogs I’ve ever seen with even more amazing photography! I’m always so inspired by each post she shares and strive to one day take photographs that are as fabulous as hers.  They are perfect and her recipes are even better!  She makes healthy recipes and even includes the nutrition facts in each one which is very helpful.  Please, please, pleeease go check out her blog and see for yourself how inspiring she is!  It’s my absolute pleasure to introduce to you, Miryam!

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My name is Miryam and I am the clinical dietitian behind the blog Eat Good 4 Life. I have beencooking and baking for years. These are my two passions, besides my two
kids, of course.  This is the first time I turned cookies into bars. It is a great idea as they are quicker to make and still delicious.

Melt-in-your-mouth Dark Chocolate and Oatmeal Bars are a healthy cookie recipe option that taste so good no one will even realize that they aren't bad for you!
For this recipe you could use regular flour if you like but I always use whole wheat pastry flour because it has more fiber and better nutrients.  I always use whole grains but feel free to switch if that is all you
have.

Make sure that you line your 9×13 baking pan with parchment paper so that the bars don’t stick to the pan.  Also make sure that you let the bars cool enough so that they don’t crumble so much when you cut them and
release them from the pan.  If you make these cookie bars, I hope you like them. My kids truly loved
them :-)

Dark Chocolate and Oatmeal Cookie Bars Recipe. Healthy!

Dark Chocolate and Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Dark Chocolate and Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Melt-in-your-mouth Dark Chocolate and Oatmeal Bars are a healthy cookie recipe option that taste so good no one will even realize that they aren't bad for you!

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup unrefined sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with
  2. parchment paper.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, with a wire whisk, combine the eggs, sugar,
  4. vanilla and olive oil.
  5. Add the oatmeal, flour, baking soda, chocolate chips, and salt and mix until combined and the dough holds together. I do this step with a rubber spatula. The dough will be oily but that is
  6. just fine.
  7. Turn the dough into the prepared pan, pushing the dough into the pan.
  8. You can add more chocolate chips over the top if you like, I did.
  9. Bake for about 25-30 minutes. I did mine for 25 minutes. Allow the bars to cool in the pan for at least 30-40 minutes before slicing and serving.
  10. The bars maybe a bit crumbly but that is OK. Keep the cookies in an air
  11. tight container for up to one week.
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Thanks again, Miryam, for your fantastic guest post! Make sure to head on over to her blog and show her some love!

 

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24 Responses to “Dark Chocolate and Oatmeal Cookie Bars”

  1. November 22, 2013 at 3:39 AM #

    What a wonderful recipe, it looks delicious :D
    Great guest post!

    Cheers
    CCU

  2. November 22, 2013 at 3:43 AM #

    drool worthy cookie recipe…loved it and will love savoring them even more :-)

  3. November 22, 2013 at 4:35 AM #

    Good morning from the other side of the world :-) All I need to buy to makes these are the oats and choc chips.. these look so good and without too much effort,.. perfect for a snack!!! Thanks for sharing :-) Xx

  4. November 22, 2013 at 9:52 AM #

    Looks delicious, Miryam!

  5. November 22, 2013 at 11:01 AM #

    I love how easy these are to make! Thanks for introducing a new blog to me, Ashley! :)

  6. November 22, 2013 at 11:17 AM #

    Yes, I love making bars because it is quicker! Awesome recipe. I’m drooling over that dark chocolate in them. I’ll definitely have to check out Miryam’s blog. :)

  7. November 22, 2013 at 11:20 AM #

    uh yeah. I wanna eat these bars for breakfast eevryyyy day!!!

  8. November 22, 2013 at 7:10 PM #

    This looks too delicious! Love that it’s healthy too.

  9. November 22, 2013 at 8:44 PM #

    Great job, those cookies look delicious :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  10. November 23, 2013 at 3:52 AM #

    These look amazing! I’ll have to try them soon c;

  11. November 23, 2013 at 11:55 PM #

    I want to just dive into these bars, they look incredible.

  12. November 24, 2013 at 7:42 PM #

    These look wonderful! Loads of flavor, and great looks. Terrific guest post – thanks so much.

  13. November 25, 2013 at 7:50 PM #

    Ooooh, these look delicious!!!

  14. November 26, 2013 at 10:23 PM #

    Oatmeal and dark chocolate and enough bars to feed a crowd = a winning recipe. I like to incorporate some whole wheat pastry flour in my baking when I can, too. I think it works so well in recipes like this where there are oats and the deep flavor from dark chocolate.

  15. November 28, 2013 at 6:20 AM #

    Looks like an awesome recipe and it’s easy to prepare as well.
    Couldn’t wish for more:)

    • November 28, 2013 at 12:29 PM #

      Thanks, Daniela!

  16. December 1, 2013 at 2:04 PM #

    This sounds so good, love that it’s cookie and an oat bar too.

  17. Sarah
    April 14, 2014 at 11:53 PM #

    Made these and I pretty much ate the whole pan! So good and no milk! Thanks.

    • April 14, 2014 at 11:59 PM #

      Thanks for coming back to let me know!!

  18. Diane
    June 6, 2014 at 3:22 PM #

    Could I use regular flour instead of the pastry flour?

    • June 6, 2014 at 7:35 PM #

      I think that should be fine although I’ve never tried it that way :)

  19. Abigail Bubb
    June 7, 2014 at 9:33 AM #

    this is a very simple taste loaded recipe…tried it this morning..was a welcomed warmness on a cold wet day…tnx so much…hint: i added some freshly grated spice and nutmeg…these go well with oats and brown sugar which i used….came out fantastic and chewy

    • June 7, 2014 at 11:13 AM #

      Thanks for letting me know Abigail!! So glad you enjoyed them!

  20. saiful
    July 14, 2014 at 10:38 AM #

    it’s simple and delicious! thanks

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