White Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Thursday, December 16, 2010

White Chocolate Oatmeal Bars adapted from Unknown source
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinammon
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla or grated peel of one orange
3 cups quick cooking oats
2 cups butterscotch chips

Directions:  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine flour, baking soda, and cinammon in small bowl.  Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl.  Gradually beat in flour mixture.  Stir in oats and butterscotch chips.  Spread dough into greased 15x10 inch pan.  Bake for 18-20 minutes or until very lightly browned.

-I used 2 packages of brown sugar oats.
-I used white chocolate chips instead of butterscotch.

Here's what I started with:

Here's how I did it:

#1 I preheated the oven to 375 degrees.

#2 I mixed together the flour, baking soda and cinnamon.

#3 In a separate bowl, I beat the butter, eggs, brown and white sugar.

#4 I slowly added in the flour mixture.

#5 I stirred in the oats.

#6 I stirred in the white chocolate chips.

#7 I spread the mixture out onto a cookie sheet.

#8 Into the oven for about 20 minutes.

The Finished Product:


Let's make one thing clear up front.  I am not a baker.  I have a lot of respect for those of you out there who bake cookies and pies and cakes.  It is just way too much of a precise science for me and I'm more of a "taste it and see if I need more of xx" kind of girl.

Having said all of that, I have seen so many Facebook and blog posts recently about people doing their Christmas baking that I decided to give it a whirl.  I had all of these ingredients on hand.

I didn't have the right pan to cook these bars in but the cookie sheet worked out ok.  I was afraid to use a 9x13 baking dish because I thought it would have been too deep.

Bottom line . . . these bars are great!  You could easily substitute regular dark chocolate chips or use the butterscotch chips that the recipe calls for.  The little packets of oatmeal worked out great, too.

Kanin said, "These are perfect.  Crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle."  I guess that it endorsement enough.

Hope you enjoy!


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I am so not a baker either! My first thought when I saw these was that I LOVED that they were in bar form rather than cookies. I tend to burn at least one batch of cookies. Bars are easier. These look great!

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