Oatmeal Bars: Quick and Easy


We love oatmeal cookies so I was excited to give these a try!

This recipe came from the box I purchased at an estate sale. I wish I knew who Helen Rayner is!

If a recipe calls for nuts I skip them almost always. I just don’t care for them in baked goods.

I decided to swap the nuts for coconut flakes and switch the chocolate chips to white chocolate.

There are so many combinations you could do in these Oatmeal Bars. Just try and stick close to the original measurements.

I’d like to try M&M’s, butterscotch chips, and maybe even try it as written.

Oatmeal Bars

  • 1 1/2 Cup shorting (soft or oil)
  • 2 Cups brown sugar
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Mix all above well. Add 2 cups flour and 2 tsp salt.

1 tsp soda
6 Cups oatmeal (uncooked)
1 Cup chopped nuts
1 Cup chocolate bits

Mix well and spread on two well greased cookie sheets with sides and ends.

Bake 350 degrees 15-20 minutes or until light brown.

When cool cut into bars.



I made a half batch and it was a large plate full. This would be a great recipe for bake sales!

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