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Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Ingredients

  • Bars 1 1⁄2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 C rolled oats
  • 1 C firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3⁄4 C softened butter
  • 1⁄2 tsp baking soda
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • Filling-1 C semisweet morsels
  • 1⁄2 C chopped pecans, optional

Directions

Recipe by Sarah Fritschner
Heat oven to 350°.
In a large bowl, combine all bar ingredients and use an electric mixer or pastry blender to mix until crumbly.

Reserve 1 cup of crumb mixture.

Press the rest in the bottom of a lightly greased 9- by 13-inch or similar baking pan. Bake 15 minutes.

 

Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate morsels; let them stand 3 minutes.

Spread them smooth. Sprinkle with pecans and press lightly.

Crumble reserved crumb mixture over the top and bake 20 minutes.

Cool slightly before cutting into 24 squares.

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