I love making my kids snacks for school. I try not to buy store bought treats because a) they’re expensive and b) they’re usually not made with the best ingredients. This is one of my go-to recipes for weekday lunches.
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
2 cups quick oats
1 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 375F. Coat a 8x8x2 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
In a small bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt together. In a large bowl, beat sugar and butter on medium-high speed until fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Reduce speed to low and beat in milk, then flour mixture. Stir in oats and 1 cup of the chocolate chips.
Spread batter into prepared baking pan. Bake at 375F for 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. Microwave remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips for 30 seconds; stir until smooth and drizzle over bars. Cut into squares.