Poor Evan. He has been baking deprived lately. I’ve made a few things but I haven’t been baking nearly as much as I used to. Yesterday, Evan had a friend coming over after school so I decided to pull out the “good mom” card and bake. As always happens, though, his friend took one bite and said “I don’t like them.” Sigh.
At least everyone else in the house thought they were awesome. They are a cross between a cookie and cake. Chewy and super chocolatey, I can see these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars being on the “must make again” list. I don’t mind that at all because bar cookies are WAY easier to make than regular cookies. You can stir these together and have them in the oven in 10 minutes with fresh baking hitting the counter in half an hour. Perfect for a school day and since there are not nuts in these bars, they are perfect to send in your child’s lunchbox.
The only thing I would change if it was up to me is that I would add a cup of dried cranberries. Evan, however, has told me in no uncertain terms that I need to stop putting cranberries in everything. Kids!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178 Saturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 25mg Sodium: 114mg Carbohydrates: 21g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 12g Protein: 2g