king of the wild frontier

davy crockett bars

Have you ever tried to convince yourself that you’re making a healthier choice based on one of an item’s many ingredients? Well these cookie bars are similar to a blondie (a non-chocolate brownie for those of you that are unfamiliar) except that they have oats. And chocolate chips. It’s like a balancing game. I’m sure that the health benefits of the oats are far outweighed by the unhealthiness of the chocolate chips, but in my delusional head they’re a better option than a cookie without the oats.

DSCN1309 dough
oats make things seem healthy ooey gooey

These are easy to make and I remember them making appearances in my childhood for after-school snacks and bake sales. In this recipe the chocolate chips never quite seem to fully re-harden again after baking, which is fine by me. Who doesn’t love ooey-gooey chocolate, anyway? The bars stay soft, moist and chewy after baking and seem to disappear quickly.

davy crockett bars
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ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups oats
2 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips

directions:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all of the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips and place in a greased 8 x 8″ baking pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool completely before cutting and serving.

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About Jessica

New Yorker, coffee addict, cook, blogger, baker of delicious things.
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