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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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

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.


About Jessica

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