I offered to bring dessert to a family BBQ a couple weeks ago, but when it came time to make it I didn’t have much on hand, and didn’t have a ton of time. I searched the internet for ideas and came across this recipe for Granola Blondies by the ever amazing Shelly of Cookies and Cups. I used the idea as a basis for my bars, but none of my fix-ins are the same because I had to use what I had in the pantry!
I wasn’t sure what to call my version, so I settled on a wordy thrown together name that just encompasses everything they represented.
Oaty Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars – adapted from Cookies & Cups
1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 cup chocolate chips
Don’t all of the fix-ins look amazing together??
1. Preheat oven to 350*.
2. Line 9×9 pan with foil for easy removal. Spray foil lightly with non-stick spray.
3. Beat together butter and brown sugar until fluffy and creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, and scrape sides if necessary.
4. Add salt and baking powder. Slowly add flour until all incorporated. Mix in the fix-ins by hand.
5. Spread into the foil-lined pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until edges start to turn golden. Let cool completely before cutting. (You can put in the fridge to cool faster.)
I didn’t have time to let these cool and set up enough, so they were very very gooey when I cut into them.
Still amazingly tasty, but not the cutest pictures or the cleanest fingers. 🙂